Common Core Secondary Math brings you “Fluent in Math: Fluency Checks for the Common Core”
The Common Core State Standards in Math (CCSSM) stress fluency with skills and procedures along with conceptual understanding and mathematical applications.
Fluency with mathematics at the secondary level requires the same repeated practice and feedback as multiplication facts did in elementary school, however, generating the required fluency checks takes time. Many middle and high school students still believe that as soon as you take a math test, you can purge the information from your brain. I created these fluency checks because I and my students needed them and I hope they can help you and your students.
You will receive 4 versions of Factoring Quadratic Special Patterns: Difference of Squares and Perfect Square Trinomials,Fluency Checks with keys.
Each version has 5 questions plus a challenge question of the same style with degrees of 4, 2, and a constant. For some classes I count this as an extra credit question and for others, it is just a regular question to encourage their thinking.
There are more products in the Factoring Fluency Product line including specific checks for Factoring the following:
• Factoring Special Patterns: Difference of Squares and Perfect Square Trinomials
• Factoring Quadratics All Types Fluency Quiz
• Factoring Quadratics a=1, Fluency Check
• Factoring Quadratics a is composite, Fluency Check
• Factoring Quadratics a is prime, Fluency Check
• Factor Sum and Difference of Cubes Fluency Check
• Factor by Grouping Fluency Check
Common Core Standards:
• A.SSE.A.1a: Interpret parts of an expression.
• A.SSE.A.2: Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it.
• A.SSE.B.3 Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression.
• IF.C.8a: Use the process of factoring in a quadratic function to show zeros.
Answer Keys included.
Suggestions for usage based on the nature of your class.
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