Algebra 2 Assessments
 
 
“Hey teacher! How will we ever use this stuff?”
 
Notes to the Teacher
 
Here is a collection of math assessments written especially for high school. They were created with Wyoming Math Standards in mind, but since they are based on the NCTM standards any teacher from any state will probably find them useful.
 
Each assessment is written to be a short, quick assignment that will give the teacher an easy way to see progress in different areas. Wyoming teachers can think of these as ‘mini BOE activities’. Most will take only a few minutes to complete, thus you don’t have to make big changes in your current curriculum. We also tried to base these on real-life applications so students can see the relevance in everyday life.
 
There are a total of 60 assessments written for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry. You can use as many or as few as you would like.
 
Ideas and suggestions are welcome. We would like to keep updating and improving these exercises. Send suggestions to Jim Hoffman at hoffman@bgh4.k12.wy.us
 
Wyoming Math Standards:
    1-Number Operations and Concepts
    2-Geometry
    3-Measurement
    4-Algebra
    5-Data Analysis and Probability
 
Each of the assessments has a short description including math skills used and standards assessed. You can download the files in Word format (.doc) and make any changes you like. Just click the title to download.
 
Algebra 2
 
Phone Rates: Carl has three different local phone carriers available for cell phone service. The best plan from each company…(math skills used: linear graphs and equations / standards 4,5)
 
Flat Screen TV: The Blackburn family is going to purchase a new flat-screen TV to replace their old one. The old one is sitting in a cabinet…(math skills used: Pythagorean thm, similar triangles, 45-45-90 / standards 2,3,4)
 
New York Taxi Cab: Andy went to New York to watch his favorite baseball team, the Yankees. To get from LaGuardia Airport to…(math skills used: linear graphs and equations / standards 4,5)
 
Wind Turbine: Wind turbines are becoming more common as a source of electricity. Wyoming has several wind farms…(math skills used: circumference, rate, unit conversion / standards 2,3)
 
Center Pivot Irrigation: Center pivot irrigation is a method of crop irrigation in which equipment rotates around a pivot. A circular area…(math skills used: area of sector, proportion, percent / standards 1,2,3)
 
Building a Stud Wall: A stud wall is commonly used in home construction. Usually the studs (vertical boards) are made of…(math skills used: perimeter, finding total cost / standards 2,3,5)
 
Summer Camp: Melissa applied to work at several summer camps. She got offers from three different camps. She has worked…(math skills used: analyzing data, mean, median, mode / standards 1,5)
 
Pizza Delivery Tip: Dan always orders pizza on Friday nights. He calls his favorite pizza place and has the order delivered. Leonardo is…(math skills used: probability / standards 5)
 
Race to the Finish: Mario is the team manager for three racing teams. He has three cars in the race. He has to make a decision…(math skills used: linear graphs and equations / standards 1,4,5)
 
Heads Up: Mike made up a coin game. The player will flip a coin. If the coin lands on heads, the player scores 10 points…(math skills used: probability / standards 1,5)
 
Water Pumps: Sarah is in charge of getting water from a river pump station to three substations. To find the distance…(math skills used: distance formula, midpoint formula / standards 2,3)
 
Kitchen to Cafeteria: Marco is a head cook in a large cafeteria. He has a favorite recipe he uses at home for Apple-Cranberry…(math skills used: ratio, proportion / standards 1,3,4)
 
Cat Rescue: Fred the Fireman has been called in to rescue a cat from a tree. The cat climbed up the tree to a limb…(math skills used: Pythagorean thm, sine / standards 1,2,3,4)
 
Alaskan Roadtrip: In remote areas of Alaska, usually the only way into a village is by small aircraft. These planes can fly from…(math skills used: distance formula, midpoint formula / standards 2,3,4)
 
Stealing Second: On a baseball field, there are 90 feet between each base. The distance from the pitcher’s mound to home…(math skills used: Pythagorean thm, rate, unit conversion / standards 2,3,4)