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Ch 61: MTTC Math (Secondary): Conic Sections

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Geometry is one of the four sections addressed on the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) test, and this chapter will reacquaint you with conic sections and other geometry topics. Explore the steps for solving these equations by reviewing the transcripts.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Conic Sections - Chapter Summary

Get back into graphing as you look through these lessons about conic sections. Within the geometry section of the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) test, it is likely you will have to solve equations that require you to fully understand the following concepts:

  • Graphing algebraic ellipses
  • Distance formulas and conic sections
  • Graphing the foci and vertices of hyperbolas
  • Steps for graphing parabolas
  • Standard form equations for ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas

Our website has been designed to address all of your test prep needs. The chapter has been split up into informative lessons that can each be watched in minutes. You can see all of the lesson titles in the menu, and you can see other chapters within the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) test prep section of the site. Although the lessons walk you through all of the terms and formulas, the transcripts are also available, and you can use them as if they were your personal study notes. Remember that we also offer assessment tools in the form of quizzes and a chapter exam. These tools help you gauge your knowledge of the lessons as well as your level of preparedness for your assessment test.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Conic Sections Objectives

One of the goals behind administering the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) test includes assessing whether 9th-12th grade mathematics teachers have enough experience within the four major fields of mathematics to teach these areas in accordance with Michigan State standards. The multiple-choice style test is administered on paper, and test-takers will have up to 270 minutes to provide answers for 80 questions. Nearly 20 of those questions will ask about geometry topics, such as conic sections, and individuals will have to showcase their knowledge of vectors, coordinates, and geometric transformations in order to solve these types of equations.

7 Lessons in Chapter 61: MTTC Math (Secondary): Conic Sections
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Defining and Graphing Ellipses in Algebra

1. Defining and Graphing Ellipses in Algebra

Watch this video lesson to find out what makes ellipses so unique. Learn what kind of shape an ellipse is, how you can create one yourself and how you can graph an ellipse by just looking at the numbers in the equation.

How to Write the Equation of an Ellipse in Standard Form

2. How to Write the Equation of an Ellipse in Standard Form

In algebra, we have equations that make our life so much easier. Some equations are able to tell us information without hard math. Watch this video lesson to see how the equation of an ellipse does this.

The Circle: Definition, Conic Sections & Distance Formula

3. The Circle: Definition, Conic Sections & Distance Formula

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn what makes a circle a conic section. Also learn how to calculate the circumference of a circle. You will learn about the one important measurement that you need for any circle.

The Hyperbola: Definition, Vertices, Foci & Graphing

4. The Hyperbola: Definition, Vertices, Foci & Graphing

In this video lesson, we'll learn what a hyperbola is and how to graph one using the standard equation to find the center point, vertices and focus points.

How to Write the Equation of a Hyperbola in Standard Form

5. How to Write the Equation of a Hyperbola in Standard Form

When it comes to equations in algebra, there is most always a standard form that provides us with useful information. Watch this video lesson to learn how to write the standard form equation of a hyperbola by using information about the hyperbola.

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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