Reflection: Standardized Tests (PARCC/Smarter Balanced) Compare and Contrast - Section 1: Set the Stage

 

When I wrote this lesson I was just trying to cover some of the Common Core standards, but after our state SBAC testing this spring my students told me that there were problems on the test that were very similar to what they'd done for this lesson.  I checked the sample questions available on the state website and found that comparing or working with multiple representations is a common theme.  Then I checked a PARCC website and found that also had similar questions.  It's nice to know that teaching the CC standards actually does prepare students for the coming assessments and/or that the new assessments appear to actually measure what we've been told to teach.  Maybe this summer I'll get a chance to check some of my other lessons to see how well they correlate.  :)

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Compare and Contrast

Unit 8: Interpreting Functions
Lesson 15 of 19

Objective: SWBAT compare properties of two functions each represented in different ways.

Big Idea: Can you really tease out the important features of a function? Try your hand at this compare/contrast lesson working with graphs, tables, functions and verbal descriptions.

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Math, algebraic function, Algebra, Function Operations and Inverses, Algebra II, master teacher project, 11th Grade
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