Have you tried to find quick assessments for Common Core algebra?
So have I!
After giving up the search, I made my own.
The result is this packet of three formative assessments that cover the following standards; RN.1, RN.2 RN.3
These three standards deal with rational and irrational numbers. They require students to extend the properties of exponents to include rational/fractional exponents and to rewrite expressions with radicals or rational/fractional exponents. Students must also explain how the sum or product of rationals and irrationals result in rationals or irrationals. The last standard is difficult to assess. I’ve chosen to walk students through a proof by contradiction. If a student can complete the proof, then I assume they have some level of understanding.
These concepts may be taught at different times throughout your course, depending on the curriculum established in your district.
These problems do not exhaust all the questions that could be presented by the standards. However, in conjunction with other informal assessments, they will give an indication of the level of understanding for students.
The worksheets can be used for pre-assessment, to guide intervention, for review, as bell-ringers, for test preparation, homework, or classwork.
Watch for more assessments in this series, including
Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
Functions /Interpreting and Building
Linear, Quadratic and Exponential Models
ALL of the above resources are available in the following BUNDLE
ALGEBRA1 - ASSESSING every STANDARD
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key words: rational, irrational, exponents, radicals, proof by contradiction