## Assessment.pdf - Section 1: Set the Stage

# Intro to Trig Assessment

Lesson 6 of 6

## Objective: SWBAT demonstrate understanding of introductory trigonometric concepts including radians, unit circle, acute and obtuse angles, and inverse trig functions by successfully completing the assessment with a passing grade.

*55 minutes*

#### Set the Stage

*4 min*

For testing days I rearrange my desks into rows unless I’m giving a collaborative test, in which case I group the desks accordingly. You will want to make enough copies of the exam for all of your students before class. *I’ve found that I always seem to have one or two students who begin any exam by writing and/or sketching on it extensively, then ask for a “clean” copy to put their answers on. Fortunately my testing procedures address this issue early in the year, so I don’t have to deal with it by this exam. * *I establish testing procedures at the beginning of the year, so by this unit students know what to expect and I don’t need to spend extra time on basic procedures. You can see how I set this up in my strategies folder or in my first week lesson titled ****.* As students come in the door I remind them they will need their calculators for this test*. *After the tardy bell, I hand out the exam and ask the students to look it over and raise their hand if they have any questions. Sometimes there is confusion about either wording or a sketch, so I clarify as needed. *I’m not the best artist, even with clipart and shapes*. I say that I will tell them when they have 10 minutes left in class and encourage them to do their best, **(MP1, MP2, MP4, MP5, MP6)** reminding them that this is the same material we’ve been studying for the past two weeks. *This assessment does not include specific fluency or skills questions for two reasons. First, I believe I address those through informal formative assessments throughout the lessons and second because fluency and skills are needed to complete the application problems. You may choose to include a section of more traditional problems (perhaps taken from your textbook) in addition to the application problems. *

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#### Wrap it Up

*1 min*

There really isn’t much closure for the end of an exam other than to collect the papers and assure the students that you will have them graded asap. I often ask how my students how they think they did to get a feel for their confidence relative to what I see when I score the tests. The answer key includes multiple ways that students might arrive at the correct answers, some possible mistakes, and an explanation of why each problem was selected.

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- UNIT 1: First Week!
- UNIT 2: Algebraic Arithmetic
- UNIT 3: Algebraic Structure
- UNIT 4: Complex Numbers
- UNIT 5: Creating Algebraically
- UNIT 6: Algebraic Reasoning
- UNIT 7: Building Functions
- UNIT 8: Interpreting Functions
- UNIT 9: Intro to Trig
- UNIT 10: Trigonometric Functions
- UNIT 11: Statistics
- UNIT 12: Probability
- UNIT 13: Semester 2 Review
- UNIT 14: Games
- UNIT 15: Semester 1 Review