Ch 30: Overview of Mathematical Limits

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to learn more about concepts and processes relating to mathematical limits. View video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes that will help prepare you to answer questions on the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) Essential Academic Skills Math exam.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Mathematical Limits - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will have the opportunity to study details about limits definitions and properties as you prepare to sit for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math subtest. Lessons focus on helping you understand and determine limits. These videos will provide information covering the following topics to help you answer these types of exam questions:

  • Determining limits by using a graph
  • Defining mathematical notations of limits
  • Explaining the relationship between continuity and limits
  • Calculating the limits of complex functions
  • Describing how to use properties of limits

Instructors with backgrounds in teaching math will guide you through these complex topics using simple language and examples to make this information accessible regardless of your skill level. Lessons are available 24/7 on any device so you can study whenever it best fits your schedule. Self-assessment quizzes allow you to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge and your readiness in taking this particular NMTA exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 30: Overview of Mathematical Limits
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Using a Graph to Define Limits

1. Using a Graph to Define Limits

Limits can be visualized and defined better with the use of graphs. Explore examples of limits defined by graphs such as speed limits and limits of a pendulum, as well as other limits in math.

Understanding Limits: Using Notation

2. Understanding Limits: Using Notation

Limits describe what happens as you get closer to a number. Learn about defining and understanding limits. Then, learn about finding limits, using notation.

One-Sided Limits and Continuity

3. One-Sided Limits and Continuity

When studying mathematics functions and methodology of calculation, a good place to start is understanding the significance of one-sided limits and continuity. Learn more about the properties and functions, and study an example of a formula for finding one-sided limits and continuity.

How to Determine the Limits of Functions

4. How to Determine the Limits of Functions

A limit can tell us the value that a function approaches as that function's inputs get closer and closer to a number. Learn more about how to determine the limits of functions, properties of limits and read examples.

Understanding the Properties of Limits

5. Understanding the Properties of Limits

The key to understanding the properties of limits is that it requires dividing the function into its individual parts first. Learn more about the properties of limits, including the addition and subtraction property, product property, and division property.

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