Okay, now we can get back to math-y business.
Every year, in preparation for the end of instruction exams my students must take in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, I try to expose to them to as many released test questions as possible. I want my students to feel comfortable when taking the test. I don't want there to be any surprises. I want them to get used to the way in which questions are worded. I want them to recognize commonly used distractor choices. I want to remind them of all the math we have learned that year.
Most of these questions are your normal snooze-worthy standardized test questions that are less than exciting. My students tolerate them because they know that their graduating high school depends on passing these exams. But, you can tell that they are bored. Honestly, I'm bored, too.
There's one question, though, that for the past three years has always sparked awesome conversations. Students seem to come alive when discussing this question. I thought I would share it today.
|Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education|
2011-2012 Released Questions (Algebra 1)
Oh, and if you're interested in seeing more of Oklahoma's past standardized test questions for some reason, here's the link.