Ch 34: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Conic Sections

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Use these lesson videos to improve your abilities graphing ellipses, circles and hyperbolas in preparation for the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12 exam. Also review the equations used to define ellipses, circles, hyperbolas and parabolas.

TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Conic Sections - Chapter Summary

When preparing for the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12 test it would be beneficial to review the different conic sections. Watch our expert instructors as they discuss the properties and equations for ellipses, circles, hyperbolas and parabolas. If at any time you become confused about any of the topics in this chapter, please be sure to ask our instructors so that you can master the material on:

  • Graphing ellipses
  • The standard form of the equation of an ellipse
  • Circles as a conic section and the distance formula
  • Graphing hyperbolas and the standard form of the equation of a hyperbola
  • Graphing parabolas and the standard form of the equations of parabolas
  • Identifying conic sections by their formula

As a way to increase your understanding of the material in these videos, complete lesson worksheets and quizzes, then identify areas of weakness with your quiz results. Further fortify your understanding of material you have not mastered by going back to the lesson videos via video tags.

8 Lessons in Chapter 34: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Conic Sections
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Defining and Graphing Ellipses in Algebra

1. Defining and Graphing Ellipses in Algebra

Watch this video lesson to find out what makes ellipses so unique. Learn what kind of shape an ellipse is, how you can create one yourself and how you can graph an ellipse by just looking at the numbers in the equation.

How to Write the Equation of an Ellipse in Standard Form

2. How to Write the Equation of an Ellipse in Standard Form

In algebra, we have equations that make our life so much easier. Some equations are able to tell us information without hard math. Watch this video lesson to see how the equation of an ellipse does this.

The Circle: Definition, Conic Sections & Distance Formula

3. The Circle: Definition, Conic Sections & Distance Formula

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn what makes a circle a conic section. Also learn how to calculate the circumference of a circle. You will learn about the one important measurement that you need for any circle.

The Hyperbola: Definition, Vertices, Foci & Graphing

4. The Hyperbola: Definition, Vertices, Foci & Graphing

In this video lesson, we'll learn what a hyperbola is and how to graph one using the standard equation to find the center point, vertices and focus points.

How to Write the Equation of a Hyperbola in Standard Form

5. How to Write the Equation of a Hyperbola in Standard Form

When it comes to equations in algebra, there is most always a standard form that provides us with useful information. Watch this video lesson to learn how to write the standard form equation of a hyperbola by using information about the hyperbola.

The Parabola: Definition & Graphing

6. The Parabola: Definition & Graphing

Watch this video lesson to learn what a parabola is and how you can graph it. Find out how to extract useful information from the standard form equation of a parabola to help you graph it.

How to Write the Equation of a Parabola in Standard Form

7. How to Write the Equation of a Parabola in Standard Form

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to write the equation of a parabola in standard form when given just two important points from the parabola. Learn what these two points are and how they relate to the parabola.

How to Identify a Conic Section by Its Formulas

8. How to Identify a Conic Section by Its Formulas

In algebra, we have a formula for everything. Take a cone and slice it and we have a formula for the shape that results. Watch this video lesson to learn how to distinguish between these formulas.

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