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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: 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.

Algebra 1 PARCC: find real zeros

The zeros of a polynomial are the x values when the polynomial equals 0. Do you know how to find the zeros?

Grade 8 PARCC math: parameterized equations

8th graders learn to use mathematics to reason and analyze systems of linear equations in 2 variables.

Grade 8 PARCC math: geometric transformations

Transformations are introduced in 8th grade under the Common Core under the umbrella of congruency (and similarity).

Grade 8 PARCC math: Pythagorean distance

Determining the distance along the diagonal of a right triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem is new to 8th graders under the Common Core.