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Sharon
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Re: IA / Geo Combo Platter Class
Posted:
Sep 1, 2013 8:17 AM



I would make this class VERY calculator dependent. Teach them all the little tricks that can help them check their answers and answer multiple choice questions without showing work.
In no particular order:
exponents simplifying and performing operations with radicals solving equations (using the graphing calculator) everything about graphing linear equations (using the graphing calculator to identify slope, equation of a line y=mx+b, finding solution sets) factoring parabolas
Questions in these areas frequently appear on Part 1. Remember  this regents can be passed on Part 1 alone if a student can get approximately 1718 correct multiple choice answers correct. Additional topics can be taught very quickly as you review for the regents (there is always one scientific notation question  done on calculator, etc.)
Good luck!
Tzippy



