Algebra 1 PARCC: system of inequalities

Creating 2 equations in 2 unknowns to describe a set of conditions is a skill algebra 1 students need if they’ll be taking the PARCC test 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.