I'm an Illinois girl which means we have vague state standards, we're assessed on ACT College Readiness Standards, we recently agreed to Common Core Standards,and basically have to decipher this on our own.
I have decided to go by ACT Standards until Illinois gets smart enough to write their own state test, which will take at least 3-4 years from now. So using a very helpful ACT resource book, I've listed all the topics addressed in the ACT.
Now I just need help deciding which topics fit specifically into Algebra 1 as opposed to Algebra II.
Once I get those nailed down, should I list the prerequisite skills needed? How specific should I get?
How do I assign grades on topics instead of skills?
Or maybe I could break down the topics a bit more specifically and use them as shorter skill list?
Remember, Dan Meyer pulled it off in 34 standards people!
ACT Math Topics
- Operations Using Whole Nunbers Fractions, and Decimals
- Square Roots
- Scientific Notation
- Ratios, Proportions, and Percent
- Linear Equations with One Variable
- Absolute Value
- Simple Probability
- Polynomial Operations and Factoring Simple Quadratic Expressions
- Linear Inequalities with One Variable
- Properties of Integer Exponents and Square Roots
- Quadratic Formula
- Radical and Rational Expressions
- Inequalities and Absolute Value Equations
- Systems of Equations
- Roots of Polynomials
- Complex Numbers
- Number Line Graphs
- Graphs of Points, Lines, Polynomials, and Other Curves
- Equation of a Line
- Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
- Distance and Midpoint Formulas
- Properties and Relations of Plane Figures
- Angles, Parallel Lines, and Perpendicular Lines
- Translations, Rotations, and Reflections
- Simple Three-Dimensional Geometry
- Perimeter, Area, Volume
- Basic Trigonometry Concepts (SOHCAHTOA)
- Advanced Trigonometric Concepts (Secant, Cosecant, Cotangent, Pythagorean Identities, Trigonometric Identities, Double-Angle Formulas, Half-angle Formulas)
- Radians (Conversions)