Students will be able to identify characteristics of equations within families of functions in order to manipulate, apply, and graph equations.
State Standard 2:
Students use algebraic methods to explore, model, and describe patterns and
functions involving numbers, shapes, data, and graphs in problem-solving situations
and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems
Benchmark #2 Grade 9-12
represent functional relationships using written
explanations, tables, equations, and graphs, and describing
the connections among these representations
Goals for the semester
Our goals for the semester include developing three common assessments that will help us in determining if our students have achieved, understand, and can apply the essential learning. Our goals also include building the students confidence and foundation of Algebra skills so that they can be successful in the next level of math, either Probability and Statistics or Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus.
This is the second year that Arapahoe has had an Algebra II PLC team. This PLC gave the first common assessment during the first six week grading period, extracted the data, and began to analyze the data. From our first try at administering the common assessment, we have developed a set of criteria that we feel will be more effective when assessing the students again this semester.
The PLC has already given two common assessments and will be giving one more in the upcoming weeks.