PARCC stands for: Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Careers.
On the test there will be both calculator and non-calculator portions. The ONLY calculator you are allowed to use is the one the test provides in the browser window. Doing math on a computer can feel kind of awkward. In order to have some practice using the online graphing calculator and the equation editor we are going to do a practice test.
Remember, computers are stupid--they need to be told the exact way to do things. For example, for the problem 4x=8, if you enter x=2 that would be correct. If you entered x=1*2 or x=2^1, although technically correct, those answers would be marked wrong by the computer grading system. Please remember to reduce your answers to simplest form.
If you are on a laptop at your house, please do not use Chrome as your browser. Firefox works. Safari works. Believe it or not, even Internet Explorer works. I know right?!
ATTENTION: If you are a 7th grader taking Proof Geometry, you will take the Algebra 1 test to the left.
Geometry Practice Test - Part 2
After you've finished, if you're at all curious about how you did, here are the answer keys.
*Because of how early we are taking the PARCC test this year, we will skip this paragraph.
Regardless of your math class, we will start with a couple of sample 8th grade tests (below). Since you are all technically enrolled in a high school course, this is what PARCC "review" feels like. When you encounter a concept you haven't seen before or just one you want to review together be sure to write it down. I plan to go over questions in class after we take the practice tests. If you want a little more practice on your own time, here are all the PARCC math practice tests.