Ch 30: OAE Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations

About This Chapter

Use the engaging video lessons in this chapter to get reacquainted with linear equations as you prepare to take the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. Brush up on intercepts, graphing undefined slope and more, then take lesson quizzes to assess your comprehension of the materials.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter can help you refresh your understanding of linear equations. The lessons take an in-depth look at this topic to help you answer questions on the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment that address the following:

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

The videos in this chapter offer a comprehensive overview of linear equations to provide you with useful definitions and functions that can help you during the exam. The instructors present linear equations in an engaging manner that makes the learning process fun.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations Chapter Objectives

The topics covered in this OAE Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations chapter are found in the algebra and functions portion of the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment, which constitutes about 33% of the total test. The assessment is designed to gauge your understanding of math to ensure you're qualified to secure your educator license and teach this subject in the Ohio middle school classroom. The video lessons can be used to refresh your knowledge of the topics in this chapter. You can also use the self-assessment quiz with each lesson to test your comprehension of the materials and practice answering questions formatted like those on the exam.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple-choice and some are accompanied by an illustration, diagram or chart that will help you conceptualize and solve problems. Following each question are four answers that typically take the form of equations or solutions. You will be asked to choose one of the four as the best response.

5 Lessons in Chapter 30: OAE 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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