# Ch 40: NMTA Math: Conic Sections

New Mexico now administers a National Evaluation Series (NES) examination for teacher certification rather than the NMTA Math examination. Accumulate more knowledge about conic sections through this chapter as you prepare for the examination.

## NMTA Math: Conic Sections - Chapter Summary

Use the online video lessons in this chapter to explore and review the fundamentals of working with conic sections. While studying this chapter, you'll be re-introduced to various types of conic sections as well as their properties. The lessons also ensure that you know the correct ways to construct them. Watching the lessons might enhance your performance on the NMTA examination. Look to these online videos for help with:

• Understanding a parabola's focus and directrix
• Using the focus and directrix to calculate the equation of a parabola
• Describing ellipses, foci and hyperbolas
• Utilizing the foci to derive the equations of hyperbolas and ellipses

You'll explore these and other concepts when you view this chapter's online video lessons. As a candidate for the NMTA Math examination, you'll benefit from the experience of the credentialed instructors who can answer your submitted questions on conic sections. Use the written transcripts or the video tags to review or clarify any of the information. Test your knowledge with the self-assessment quizzes and the chapter examination.

### NMTA Math: Conic Sections Chapter Objectives

The topics you will study in this chapter on conic sections will also be covered in the Measurement and Geometry section of the NMTA Math examination. This third section of the five-part examination amounts to 19% of the entire score. Your ability to understand and analyze conic sections and other mathematical principles will be evaluated. You'll be given four hours and 15 minutes to answer 150 multiple-choice questions on the computer-based examination.

5 Lessons in Chapter 40: NMTA Math: Conic Sections
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