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# Parcc2016-Alg1

### Algebra 2 PARCC: Spring rate of change

Finding the rate of change of a function (from a graph, table, or function) can be required on the PARCC algebra 2 test.

### Algebra 1 PARCC: Where’s the parabola?

Graphing parabolas is expected on the PARCC algebra 1 test (and in many algebra classes). Can you graph a quadratic function?

### Algebra 1 PARCC: a little salsa

When it comes to constraints on real-world systems, nothing does the trick like linear algebra. Here, a factory makes and packages salsa.

### Algebra 2 PARCC: Factor an unknown polynomial

How can you factor a polynomial when you don’t even know what the polynomial is? Well, you can’t, but you can know a few things.

### Algebra 1 PARCC: graphing inequalities

Graphing the solution to a system of linear inequalities is likely to come up on the PARCC test in algebra 1. Are you ready?

### Algebra 1 PARCC: home price stats

Measures of central tendency and the spread of data, including outliers, will come into play as students take the PARCC test in algebra 1 this spring.

### Algebra 1 PARCC: racing cars

How would you figure out (and explain) when one car, traveling at a given speed, will overtake another car that had a head start?

### Algebra 1 PARCC: rewrite polynomial

Adding, multiplying, & subtracting polynomials is tested, quite thoroughly, on the PARCC algebra 1 test, used in Md. and some middle schools in IL.

### Algebra 1 PARCC: solve literal equation

Solving equations for a variable of interest is required in algebra 1 on the PARCC test (and in the Common Core). Students find the radius of a circular pool.

### Algebra 1 PARCC: points on a line

Is a given ordered pair on the graph of a function? Algebra 1 students should be able to figure it out, esp. those who will take the PARCC test this year.