Ch 14: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Quadratic Equations

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Let us show you all the important elements of quadratic equations as you prepare for the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide different ways of reviewing the material, so you are ready to correctly answer these types of questions on the test.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Quadratic Equations - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons found within this chapter to revisit quadratic equations before you take the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 exam. The videos run through all the important information you should know, including:

  • Parabolas, including those in standard, intercept and vertex form
  • Using FOIL and the area method
  • Factoring quadratic equations
  • Completing the square
  • Using factoring to solve a quadratic equation
  • Solving quadratic equations using the quadratic formula
  • Solving quadratics that are not in standard form

Our knowledgeable instructors present the material clearly and concisely, showing you how to use the principles correctly in preparation for the test. Each lesson includes an engaging video, as well as a text transcript with bold key terms and a multiple-choice quiz you can use to assess your understanding.

Objectives of the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Quadratic Equations Chapter

The TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 Exam assesses the content and professional knowledge of prospective grades 8-12 mathematics teachers to determine if they are ready to become certified as a Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 in the state of Texas. The lessons in this Quadratic Equations chapter fall within Domain II: Patterns and Algebra: Content, Instruction and Assessment, which contributes 18% of the test questions. You can gain practice with the types of questions found on the exam by completing the self-assessment quizzes found with each video lesson.

There are two types of questions on this test. There are 90 multiple-choice questions in which you read a problem and then select the correct answer from a group of possibilities presented to you. There is one case-study assignment in which you compose a constructed response, giving you an opportunity to showcase what you know in greater depth.

7 Lessons in Chapter 14: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Quadratic Equations
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Parabolas in Standard, Intercept, and Vertex Form

1. Parabolas in Standard, Intercept, and Vertex Form

By rearranging a quadratic equation, you can end up with an infinite number of ways to express the same thing. Learn about the three main forms of a quadratic and the pros and cons of each.

Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL and the Area Method

2. Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL and the Area Method

From the distributive property, to FOIL, to the area model, to happy faces and claws, there are many different ways to learn how to multiply binomials. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use all of them and get to pick which one you like the most.

How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

3. How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

So, you know how to multiply binomials with the FOIL method, but can you do it backwards? That's exactly what factoring is, and it can be pretty tricky. Check out this lesson to learn a method that will allow you to factor quadratic trinomials with a leading coefficient of 1.

How to Complete the Square

4. How to Complete the Square

Completing the square can help you learn where the maximum or minimum of a parabola is. If you're running a business and trying to make some money, it might be a good idea to know how to do this! Find out what I'm talking about here.

How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

5. How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

If your favorite video game, 'Furious Fowls,' gave you the quadratic equation for each shot you made, would you be able to solve the equation to make sure every one hit its target? If not, you will after watching this video!

How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

6. How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

When solving a quadratic equation by factoring doesn't work, the quadratic formula is here to save the day. Learn what it is and how to use it in this lesson.

How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

7. How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

It isn't always the case that your equation will be set up nicely for you to solve. In this lesson, learn how to factor or use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations, even when they are not in standard form.

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