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Ch 12: NMTA Math: Linear Equations

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Explore the engaging video lessons in this chapter to get better acquainted with the materials you will find on the NMTA Mathematics assessment and take quizzes to gauge your progress.

NMTA Math: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

Explore the video lessons found in this chapter on linear equations to help you brush up on these concepts as you prepare to take your NMTA Mathematics assessment. The lessons are designed to address specific test competencies found on this exam to ensure you're fully prepared. Upon completion of this chapter, you'll be ready to answer the following questions:

  • Understanding linear equations
  • Finding and applying the slope of a line
  • Graphing undefined slope, zero slope and more
  • Solving equations using the addition principle
  • Collecting like terms on one side of an equation
  • Defining, translating and solving one-step equations
  • Finding and applying the intercepts of a line

The instructors in the video lessons found in this chapter provide detailed guidance as you tackle the concepts you expect to find on the assessment. You'll have access to a unique approach to learning, which can ensure you're fully prepared for any question you encounter on the assessment.

NMTA Math: Linear Equations - Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Mathematics assessment tests your comprehension of mathematical concepts while also helping you fulfill New Mexico teaching licensure or endorsement requirements. The topics covered in this NMTA Math: Linear Equations chapter are a part of the patterns, algebra and functions portion of the assessment, which constitutes about 24% of the test. This chapter's lesson quizzes offer insight into the content found on the assessment, while offering examples of the questions you will encounter.

The assessment is comprised of approximately 150 multiple-choice questions. The questions are structured in the form of short questions, statements or paragraphs. Following the questions are four answers, from which you will choose the one you believe is the best option.

11 Lessons in Chapter 12: NMTA Math: Linear Equations
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Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

1. Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

Do you know what to do if an equation doesn't look like y=mx+b?! If not, then this video is for you. Chances are the equation is in standard form, so we'll learn how to use standard form equations, how to graph them and why they can be helpful.

How to Find and Apply The Slope of a Line

2. How to Find and Apply The Slope of a Line

In this lesson, we'll discover all about the slopes of lines. We'll learn about different types of slopes and how to find the slopes of lines. We'll use two methods: the slope formula and the slope-intercept form.

How to Find and Apply the Intercepts of a Line

3. How to Find and Apply the Intercepts of a Line

How can you take an equation of a line and find out where it will cross the x- or y-axis? In this lesson, we'll define x-intercepts and y-intercepts and learn how to find them.

Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

4. Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

There are two special cases when it comes to slopes on the xy plane: horizontal and vertical lines. Without any more information, these examples can be pretty confusing. But with a little instruction, they end up being some of the easiest lines to graph!

Equation of a Line Using Point-Slope Formula

5. Equation of a Line Using Point-Slope Formula

It's time for a road trip to Las Vegas, and after four hours of driving at 60 mph ... Are we there yet? Learn the point-slope form of the equation of a line to help answer this age-old question.

Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

6. Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can write a simple math equation when you are given a word problem. Learn how to translate words into math symbols. Learn the shortcuts to remember.

Solving Equations Using the Addition Principle

7. Solving Equations Using the Addition Principle

In algebra, we have certain principles that we use to help us solve equations quickly and easily. The addition principle is one of them. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can apply it to solve your equations.

Solving Equations Using the Multiplication Principle

8. Solving Equations Using the Multiplication Principle

When it comes to solving equations in algebra, one of the essential skills you need is the ability to multiply. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use the multiplication principle to isolate your variable.

Collecting Like Terms On One Side of an Equation

9. Collecting Like Terms On One Side of an Equation

When you are using algebra to solve your problems, one of your biggest and most often used methods is that of collecting like terms. Watch this video lesson to see how it is done.

Solving Equations with Infinite Solutions or No Solutions

10. Solving Equations with Infinite Solutions or No Solutions

In algebra, there are two scenarios that give us interesting results. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can distinguish problems that have no answers and problems that have an infinite number of answers.

How to Solve Equations with Multiple Steps

11. How to Solve Equations with Multiple Steps

In algebra, when you want to solve an equation for a particular variable, you will need to perform multiple steps that include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Watch this video lesson to learn the order you need to do these steps.

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