Ch 42: NMTA Math: Analytical Geometry

About This Chapter

Watch these short, engaging video lessons to review the analytical geometry concepts and techniques you'll need to know for the NMTA Math certification assessment. If you have any questions about analytical geometry not addressed by the videos, be sure to submit them to our instructors.

NMTA Math: Analytical Geometry - Chapter Summary

The quick, entertaining videos in this chapter demonstrate the analytical geometry concepts that could be covered on the NMTA exam. You'll review the topics such as:

  • The Cartesian coordinate system
  • Proper use of the midpoint formula
  • Applications of the distance formula
  • Techniques for calculating line slope
  • Graphical transformations and translations

Each video comes with a text transcript that uses a bold typeface to make the most important ideas more visible. Make sure to take the self-assessment quiz after each lesson to ensure you understand the concepts and pinpoint topics that need further review.

Objectives of the NMTA Math: Analytical Geometry Chapter

Measurement and geometry questions take up 19% of the NMTA Math certification assessment, but don't fret - these videos can help. They illustrate some of the analytical geometry concepts you need to know by showing you examples of how they work. Additionally, lesson quizzes introduce you to the format of the NMTA computer-administered exam and can help judge your test-taking pace.

The remaining four content domains on the exam are as follows: trig and calculus; statistics, probability, and discrete mathematics; math processes and number sense; and patterns, algebra and functions. There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the assessment, and you will be permitted four and a quarter hours to answer them all.

6 Lessons in Chapter 42: NMTA Math: Analytical Geometry
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The Cartesian Coordinate System: Plotting Points & Graphing Lines

1. 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

2. 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.

How to Use The Distance Formula

3. 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

4. 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.

Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

5. Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

In geometry, transformation refers to the movement of objects in the coordinate plane. This lesson will define and give examples of each of the four common transformations and end with a quiz to make sure you are moving in the right direction.

What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms

6. What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms

In mathematics, translation refers to moving an object without changing it in any other way. This lesson will describe how to translate an object and give some examples. A quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

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