Polynomial Test

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Objective

Students will be able to show what they know about polynomials.

Big Idea

This summative assessment tests students on their knowledge of performing operations and modeling with polynomials.

Polynomial Test

50 minutes

I always make two versions of a test and pass them out checkerboard style.  I ask students to show work on tests or quizzes.  

My students did a lot of these problems graphically during the unit and I will accept this as an acceptable method for finding the solutions to problems on this test.  That means that some of these problems may be light on work.  I do warn the students that this may be a detriment to them as I give partial credit when work is present.  I also tell them that the best choice is to solve or simplify each problem algebraically and check their work graphically.  

Puzzles

I offer a variety of Extra Credit puzzle for students who finish early and have no make up work to complete.  This includes, but is not limited to; sudoku, mathdoku, logic problems, picture mazes, and pixel puzzles. A couple of my favorites are: Griddlers  and  Conceptis puzzles

Both sites offer a number of free puzzles as well as purchasable books. Pixel Puzzles are a particular favorite.  The Mathdoku are also great.  They can increase a student's numeracy abilities if done regularly.