The problems and activities within this document are designed to assist students in being prepared for and achieving the following standards: G.GPE.1 G.GPE.2 & G.GPE.4 as well as the standards for mathematics practice and the literacy standards. They are also designed to help the teacher assess the students’ abilities when it comes to working with the ideas within the standards.
This document contains the following:
- guided notes including practice problems of deriving and applying the distance formula, and applying the midpoint formula
- an exit slip (closure activity)
- a homework assignment consisting of practice problems
*Challenge problems are included throughout the notes and homework
*Problems referencing writing an equation of a circle given the endpoints of its diameter or radius are included (GPE.1)
Please note that while the standards GPE.2 & GPE.4 are not specifically addressed...
- Distance formula is necessary for the derivation of the equation for a parabola (GPE.2)
- Both formulas are necessary for proving simple theorems algebraically (GPE.4)
*Of course, you can rearrange the problems in this document for use as class work, homework, quizzes, tests, etc. as you wish!
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While the PARCC assesses many of the mathematical practice standards, I aim to create many problems and activities that require students to apply the skills outlined in the performance level descriptors. I believe that the more students are exposed to such types of work, the more likely they are to develop a conceptual understanding of the concepts & of their own learning, succeed on the PARCC, and hence the more likely they are to be prepared for success in college and/or their future careers. If you happen to have any questions or concerns regarding anything your purchase (or download for free), please do not hesitate to contact me! Have a wonderful school year! :)