Ch 21: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Quadratic Equations

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The MTEL Middle School Mathematics Test asks an extensive array of questions as part of the licensure process, but luckily you can brush up on quadratic equations by viewing these videos. Take our lessons on any mobile device for more study sessions.

MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Quadratic Equations - Chapter Summary

Get reacquainted with the steps for solving quadratic equations by listening to our instructors and following along with their examples in these entertaining video lessons. Questions about this topic fall under the algebra section of the MTEL Middle School Mathematics Test, which is one of the heaviest weighted sections on the test. Therefore, increase your chances for success by going over these topics:

  • Defining quadratic equations
  • The multiplication property of zero
  • Greatest common factor
  • Using the quadratic formula
  • Solving non-standard form quadratics
  • Using binomials to solve quadratic inequalities
  • Definitions and steps for graphing parabolas
  • Turning a parabola equation into standard form

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7 Lessons in Chapter 21: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Quadratic Equations
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What is a Quadratic Equation? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Quadratic Equation? - Definition & Examples

You might be surprised to learn that quadratic equations are an important part of the world we live in. We sometimes even make use of them for our entertainment! Watch this video lesson to learn more about these equations.

Solving Quadratics: Assigning the Greatest Common Factor and Multiplication Property of Zero

2. Solving Quadratics: Assigning the Greatest Common Factor and Multiplication Property of Zero

When it comes to solving quadratics, we have at our disposal several methods. Watch this video lesson to learn one such method you can use to solve quadratics that don't have a constant term.

How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

3. How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

When solving a quadratic equation by factoring doesn't work, the quadratic formula is here to save the day. Learn what it is and how to use it in this lesson.

How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

4. How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

It isn't always the case that your equation will be set up nicely for you to solve. In this lesson, learn how to factor or use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations, even when they are not in standard form.

Solving Quadratic Inequalities Using Two Binomials

5. Solving Quadratic Inequalities Using Two Binomials

Watch this video lesson to learn what simple steps you can take to solve quadratic inequalities using two binomials. See how it only requires a few steps to solve quadratic inequalities using this method.

The Parabola: Definition & Graphing

6. The Parabola: Definition & Graphing

Watch this video lesson to learn what a parabola is and how you can graph it. Find out how to extract useful information from the standard form equation of a parabola to help you graph it.

How to Write the Equation of a Parabola in Standard Form

7. How to Write the Equation of a Parabola in Standard Form

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to write the equation of a parabola in standard form when given just two important points from the parabola. Learn what these two points are and how they relate to the parabola.

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