Ch 29: MTLE Basic Skills: Using Geometry to Solve Problems

About This Chapter

The MTLE Basic Skills exam will assess your understanding of geometry-related concepts. In order to master this type of information for the test, you can utilize this chapter.

MTLE Basic Skills: Using Geometry to Solve Problems - Chapter Summary

The purpose of going through the lessons in this chapter is to help you better your ability to solve problems using geometry. As you get ready to take the MTLE Basic Skills exam, there are all kinds of topics you will learn about or review. They include:

  • The different parts of a graph
  • The Cartesian coordinate system
  • The midpoint formula
  • Tangents and slopes on graphs
  • Geometric proofs
  • The distance formula
  • Finding the slope of a line
  • Geometric argument analysis techniques

In order to fully comprehend geometry-related material that will be on the exam, you need to go through each lesson. Along the way, take our self-assessment quizzes to make sure you are picking up the right strategies and recollecting enough information to do well on the test. If you struggle during a lesson, you can always get assistance from one of our instructors online. They can answer any math question you might have.

8 Lessons in Chapter 29: MTLE Basic Skills: Using Geometry to Solve Problems
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What Are the Different Parts of a Graph?

1. What Are the Different Parts of a Graph?

Being able to read a graph isn't just vital for an algebra class. Graphs and charts are used everywhere! We'll take a crash course on the basic x/y plane used in algebra and the fundamental vocab you need.

The Cartesian Coordinate System: Plotting Points & Graphing Lines

2. The Cartesian Coordinate System: Plotting Points & Graphing Lines

Watch this video lesson to see how useful the Cartesian coordinate system is. Learn how points are labeled and how you can plot points and graph lines using the system.

How to Use The Midpoint Formula

3. How to Use The Midpoint Formula

The formula for the midpoint of a line segment will tell you how to find the middle of any line segment on the x, y plane. Learn about this formula and see how it is used to find the midpoint of a line segment.

Slopes and Tangents on a Graph

4. Slopes and Tangents on a Graph

Hit the slopes and learn how the steepness of a line is calculated. Calculate the slopes between points and draw the tangents of curves on graphs in this lesson.

Geometric Proofs: Definition and Format

5. Geometric Proofs: Definition and Format

Do you have something to prove? Can you explain why? In this lesson, we'll learn all about geometric proofs, including the parts that comprise a proof.

How to Use The Distance Formula

6. How to Use The Distance Formula

You can't always rely on your smartphone to tell you how far you need to travel to get from point A to point B. The distance formula will tell you the distance between any two points on a graph. In this lesson, you'll learn where it comes from and how to use it!

Calculating the Slope of a Line: Point-Slope Form, Slope-Intercept Form & More

7. Calculating the Slope of a Line: Point-Slope Form, Slope-Intercept Form & More

Being able to calculate the slope of a line is a very useful skill to have. Why? Watch this video lesson to find out and learn how to find the slope when working with various equations and various lines.

Geometric Proofs for Polygons

8. Geometric Proofs for Polygons

Watch this video lesson to learn why it is important for you to learn how to do formal proofs in geometry. Also learn how to set up a proof and how to successfully execute one.

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