Ch 40: NES Math: Conic Sections

About This Chapter

Watch these lessons to brush up on equations for ellipses, hyperbolas and parabolas, along with other information related to conic sections, as you prepare to take the NES Math test. Use our videos, quizzes and other study tools to get ready for this part of the test.

NES Math: Conic Sections - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons offer a review of information that includes equations for parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas. You can refresh your knowledge for the NES Math test through lessons on topics such as:

  • How to use the focus and directrix of a parabola to find the equation
  • Definitions and foci of ellipses and hyperbolas
  • How to derive the equations of an ellipse and a hyperbola from the foci

You can watch these lessons and complete short quizzes anytime, using a computer or mobile device. Each video includes a Timeline with video links that let you jump back to specific parts of the lesson for review. For every lesson, there's a text transcript with key terms in bold type, and a sheet of quiz questions you can print and use for offline study.

NES Math: Conic Sections Chapter Objectives

Five states use the NES Math test as one of their requirements for granting certification to teach math at the secondary level. The test consists of multiple-choice questions and is computer-based. You can get experience answering questions in this format through our lesson quizzes and chapter exams, which also consist of multiple-choice questions.

The NES Math test's questions are divided by topic into portions. Questions on conic sections are in the content domain on measurement and geometry, which accounts for 19% of the exam.

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