Ch 33: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations

About This Chapter

Watch engaging video lessons in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of linear equations as you prepare to take the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter are designed to help you better understand intercepts, standard form, undefined slope and more as you prepare to take your NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. You can use the lessons to get better acquainted with linear equations so you're prepared to address the following on your exam:

  • Defining a linear equation
  • Understanding intercepts, standard form and graphing
  • Analyzing abstract algebraic examples
  • Going from a graph to a rule
  • Graphing undefined slope, zero slope and more
  • Writing a linear equation

The lessons offer step-by-step guidance that helps you fully understand the materials. The videos are highly entertaining and fun to watch, and offer timelines to help you easily review the materials for complete comprehension of the subject matter.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment is designed to gauge your mathematics skill set while ensuring you're qualified to secure teaching licensure or endorsements in New Mexico. The topics covered in this NMTA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations chapter are located in the algebra and functions portion of the test, which constitutes about 33% of the total exam. Take advantage of the self-assessment quizzes in this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of linear equations. Also, use the quizzes as a way to practice answering questions formatted like those you'll find on the actual exam.

All questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment are multiple-choice and typically take the form of short paragraphs, sentences or questions. Following each question is a set of four answers, one of which you will be asked to select as the best response to the question posed.

5 Lessons in Chapter 33: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations
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What is a Linear Equation?

1. What is a Linear Equation?

Most cars won't be able to run for more than 250,000 miles, so how much longer will your car live? Linear Equations are the most basic kind of algebraic function and can help you answer questions exactly like this. Learn about what they look like, how they come up in your life and why they are powerful tools.

Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

2. 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.

Abstract Algebraic Examples and Going from a Graph to a Rule

3. Abstract Algebraic Examples and Going from a Graph to a Rule

Just because you now know what a linear equation is doesn't mean that you are a master! This video will help you learn how to apply your knowledge of linear equations in more abstract algebraic ways.

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!

How to Write a Linear Equation

5. How to Write a Linear Equation

Simply knowing how to take a linear equation and graph it is only half of the battle. You should also be able to come up with the equation if you're given the right information.

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