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This document includes an assessment that can be used as an end of year algebra exam OR it can be used as a practice test for the End of Year PARCC Test (EOY). This was created with the sample EOY test as a model. Another option is to integrate

Subjects:

Algebra, Applied Math, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Study Guides, Test Prep, Assessment

CCSS:

HSA-SSE.B.3, HSA-APR.A.1, HSA-CED.A.1, HSA-REI.A.1, HSA-REI.B.3, HSA-REI.B.4, HSA-REI.C.5, HSA-REI.C.6, HSA-REI.D.12, HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.B.6...

If you are preparing Algebra 1 students for the common core, then this is your midterm exam.
This midterm exam was used in our CP Algebra 1 course. The students have been exposed to order of operation, function, solving, graphing, inequalities,

Subjects:

Algebra, Math Test Prep, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Examinations - Quizzes

This is a final exam for High School Geometry that models the End of Year PARCC Assessment.
Making a geometry final exam that models common core standards and PARCC level questions is difficult. This exam focuses on situations in which geometry is

Subjects:

Applied Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment

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> Over 10 performance tasks to prepare for the common core tests
> Algebra 1 Final Exam [PARCC EOY Practice Test] (common core)

Subjects:

Algebra, Applied Math, Algebra 2

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}

Types:

Projects, Test Prep, Assessment

3rd Grade math common core practice test math PBA
This practice test resembles the PARCC PBA (progress based assessment) and can be used to prepare students for the format of questions on any common core test. This includes: AIR, Smart Balance,

Subjects:

Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Word Problems

Grades:

2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}

Types:

Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment

Students are guided through a phone comparison. Then students will research plans and compare them in groups. This activity also includes 4 different homework problems similar to the phone comparison but related to other fields.
This project can

Subjects:

Algebra, Applied Math, Algebra 2

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Research, Projects, Activities

CCSS:

HSA-CED.A.3, HSA-REI.C.6, HSA-REI.D.11

Three activities for inflection points and critical points. Discovering the 2nd Derivative Test, Calculus and the Economy, and Calculus and Diabetes. A key is included for Discovering the 2nd Derivative Test.
Classes: calculus.

Subjects:

Applied Math, Calculus, Economics (University)

Grades:

11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Homeschool

Types:

Worksheets, Projects, Activities

This worksheet has 10 questions. Each shows an original monomial. The students have to circle the monomials equivalent to the original given 4 options. Students use basic exponent rules to simplify the monomials. This utilizes the "check all

Subjects:

Algebra, Other (Math), Algebra 2

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Worksheets

CCSS:

HSA-SSE.A.2, HSF-IF.C.8b

This performance task asks students to use tables, equations, and graphing to analyze multiple variables that impact the cost of a vacation. Students must make conclusions based on the algebra.
This should take 1 class period - key is

Subjects:

Algebra, Applied Math, Math Test Prep

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Activities, Test Prep

Algebra Semester 1 Project on running a business.
This is designed to prepare students for common core performance tasks.
This works great as a semester one project for Algebra 1 or Algebra 2.
Students assume the role of a business owner with 1

Subjects:

Algebra, Applied Math, Algebra 2

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Projects, Test Prep, Cooperative Learning

This is a midterm exam for High School Geometry that models the Progressed Based PARCC Assessment.
Making a geometry exam that models common core standards and PARCC level questions is difficult. This exam focuses on situations where geometry is

Subjects:

Applied Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment

There are six projects in this packet that I have used in Senior Math, Alegebra 2 and Precalculus. The first set of projects require students to use mirrors to create ratios for indirect measurement. Students also will extend the ratios to create

Subjects:

Geometry, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Projects, Printables, Cooperative Learning

CCSS:

HSA-REI.A.1, HSA-REI.B.3, HSG-SRT.A.3, HSG-SRT.C.6, HSG-SRT.C.8

This project has 1 sample lab to complete together as a class and 6 other labs that create a linear relationship.
Students work through the labs collecting data and then analyze the data to create equations, use calculators or spreadsheets to create

Subjects:

Algebra, Applied Math, Algebra 2

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Projects, Activities, Laboratory

CCSS:

HSF-IF.C.7, HSF-BF.A.1, HSF-BF.B.3, HSS-ID.B.6, HSS-ID.C.8, HSS-ID.C.9

Algebra 1 Performance Task Summer Job Math (Common Core)
Students will use equations/functions to describe the income earned in a job based on hours worked. Students will solve for hours worked. Students will complete time cards (formula work

Subjects:

Algebra, Applied Math, Math Test Prep

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Activities, Test Prep, Cooperative Learning

This is similar to an investigative task where the students work through simulating and calculating probabilities associated with the classic claw machine game. Topics: simulation, sampling, binomial distribution, geometric distribution, confidence

Subjects:

Statistics, Word Problems

Grades:

10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Projects, Activities, Handouts

4th Grade math common core practice test math PBA
This practice test resembles the PARCC PBA (progress based assessment) and can be used to prepare students for the format of questions on any common core test. This includes: AIR, Smart Balance,

Subjects:

Fractions, Math Test Prep, Word Problems

Grades:

3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment

This project has 4 pages.
page 1 gives data on the cases/deaths due to ebola. Students are asked to model both and find an appropriate function. [table to graph/function]
page 2 asks students to analyze the rate of change of the cases/deaths and

Subjects:

Applied Math, Calculus, Word Problems

Grades:

11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Homeschool

Types:

Projects, Activities, Handouts

This 20 page packet is used to prepare algebra 1 students for the common core exams (PARCC, AIR, Smart Balance, STARR, etc.)
10 pages of problems, 10 pages for the key.
Here is how I use this packet:
give each student 2 packets - 1 for classwork,

Subjects:

Algebra, Math Test Prep, Word Problems

Grades:

7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Homeschool

Types:

Test Prep, Handouts, Printables

This lab includes two versions of a catapult lab (calculus based and non-calculus based). Students work in groups to collect data on a ball launched using a catapult. Students create regression equations using a graphing calculator or

Subjects:

Calculus, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Projects, Activities, Laboratory

This project set includes 8 projects that are cooperative learning, hands-on labs. Students collect data that fit exponential, logarithmic, or trigonometric patterns. Students will create equations from the data and use the equations to make

Subjects:

Applied Math, PreCalculus, Algebra 2

Grades:

9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool

Types:

Projects, Activities, Laboratory

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14 years as a high school math teacher.

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Various teaching/coaching awards in my area.

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Undergrad: Miami University (Oxford, OH) Graduate work: Masters - Technology in the Classroom Masters - Educational Leadership (Principal License)

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