Ch 16: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Linear Equations

About This Chapter

As you prepare for the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12, get ready to answer questions using linear equations. Watch these lesson videos to help you review what you know about the parts, properties and functions of linear equations.

TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you refresh your understanding of linear equations as you prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) Physics/Mathematics 7-12. Watch our professional instructors as they explain how to solve and graph linear equations with example problems and gain from this chapter a better understanding of:

  • Distributive properties of linear equations
  • Standard form of linear equations and graphing lines
  • Graphing lines with an undefined slope or zero slope
  • Linear equations for parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Writing linear equations

In addition to watching these lesson videos, fortify your mastery of the material by completing lesson worksheets and quizzes. Using your quiz results, find the subjects you may want to review again, then organize your review of these topics with video tags that will take you directly to the areas in the videos in which key topics are discussed. For another way to review the material, look over the easy-to-read lesson transcripts.

TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Linear Equations Objectives

Future educators in the state of Texas take the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12 to demonstrate their mastery over physics and mathematics. This certification exam is a five-hour test that is composed of 120 multiple-choice questions. Of these questions, 16% are in the domain of patterns and algebra. The objective of these lesson videos, worksheets and quizzes is to prepare you for questions in this domain that focus on the parts, properties and functions of linear equations.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: 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.

Applying the Distributive Property to Linear Equations

2. Applying the Distributive Property to Linear Equations

When it comes to linear equations, there are certain steps you have to take to solve them. One of them is the application of the distributive property when you see a pair of parentheses. Watch this video lesson to learn how.

Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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!

Graphs of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines in Linear Equations

6. Graphs of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines in Linear Equations

When we deal with linear equations, we sometimes come across equations that are parallel to each other or perpendicular to each other. You will see what they look like when graphed in this video lesson.

How to Write a Linear Equation

7. 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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