Ch 42: WEST Math: Analytical Geometry

About This Chapter

The Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST) is now the National Evaluation Series examination. This chapter will help you to review analytical concepts in geometry as you prepare to pass the NES Math test and earn a mathematics endorsement.

WEST Math: Analytical Geometry - Chapter Summary

Use the brief, animated video lessons in this chapter to reinforce what you know about analytical geometry and to prepare for the WEST Math examination. Explore the differences between rigid and non-rigid transformations, review the process of calculating slopes of lines and examine the rules for degree rotations. These lessons can help you to:

  • Understand how to plot points on a graph using the Cartesian coordinate system
  • Find the midpoint of a line segment with the midpoint formula
  • Calculate the distance between two points on a graph with the distance formula
  • Write an equation of slope-intercept form
  • Describe different kinds of transformations in mathematics
  • Explain how to perform a translation in math

Prepare to answer these types of questions on the WEST Math examination. This chapter's video lessons explain the material in ways that are informative and easy to follow. The experienced lesson instructors will answer your submitted questions. To maximize your learning, utilize the corresponding written transcripts or use the video tags that allow you to re-watch parts of the video. The self-assessment quizzes and chapter examination will test your knowledge.

6 Lessons in Chapter 42: WEST Math: Analytical Geometry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Cartesian Coordinate System: Plotting Points & Graphing Lines

1. The Cartesian Coordinate System: Plotting Points & Graphing Lines

Watch this video lesson to see how useful the Cartesian coordinate system is. Learn how points are labeled and how you can plot points and graph lines using the system.

How to Use The Midpoint Formula

2. How to Use The Midpoint Formula

The formula for the midpoint of a line segment will tell you how to find the middle of any line segment on the x, y plane. Learn about this formula and see how it is used to find the midpoint of a line segment.

How to Use The Distance Formula

3. How to Use The Distance Formula

You can't always rely on your smartphone to tell you how far you need to travel to get from point A to point B. The distance formula will tell you the distance between any two points on a graph. In this lesson, you'll learn where it comes from and how to use it!

Calculating the Slope of a Line: Point-Slope Form, Slope-Intercept Form & More

4. Calculating the Slope of a Line: Point-Slope Form, Slope-Intercept Form & More

Being able to calculate the slope of a line is a very useful skill to have. Why? Watch this video lesson to find out and learn how to find the slope when working with various equations and various lines.

Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

5. Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

In geometry, transformation refers to the movement of objects in the coordinate plane. This lesson will define and give examples of each of the four common transformations and end with a quiz to make sure you are moving in the right direction.

What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms

6. What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms

In mathematics, translation refers to moving an object without changing it in any other way. This lesson will describe how to translate an object and give some examples. A quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

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