Ch 27: SHSAT Math: Linear Equations

About This Chapter

Let us help you renew your understanding of linear equations, including how to write and graph them, as you study for the math portion of the SHSAT. These lively lessons and self-assessment quizzes can help you prepare for test questions on linear equations.

SHSAT Math: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons cover the basics of working with linear equations, including the standard form equation and how to graph linear equations. You'll be primed to answer SHSAT math questions on topics including:

  • Definition of linear equations
  • How to graph standard form equations and how to use them
  • Linear equations in abstract algebra
  • Graphing undefined and zero slope
  • Writing a linear equation

You can watch these lessons anytime, using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Each includes a written transcript with key terms highlighted, giving you an idea of the concepts you should take away from your study. The videos include a timeline that you can click on to jump right to parts of the lesson you wish to review.

SHSAT Math: Linear Equations Chapter Objectives

New York City requires taking the SHSAT as part of the admission process for specialized high schools. The SHSAT is divided into a verbal section and a mathematics section. The math section consists of 50 multiple-choice computation questions and word problems. You must work out a problem, and then select the answer from several choices.

Every lesson is accompanied by a short quiz. These quizzes, like the SHSAT, consist of multiple-choice questions, so taking them will help you get a feeling for the testing experience. You'll get a chance to assess your knowledge through the quizzes. If you miss a question, there's a link that will whisk you back to that part of the lesson for review. We also offer printable worksheets with quiz questions, allowing for offline study.

5 Lessons in Chapter 27: SHSAT 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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