Does the thought of teaching exponential functions and logarithms make you want to run and hide? Lol, I hope not…but if they do…I’ve created 11 formative assessments to make it easier! There’s one Google Forms mini assessment for each standard/skill/lesson/section (whatever you want to call it) that we teach in our Exponentials & Logs unit in Algebra 2. These are… Read More

## Adding Emojis to Your Google Forms

Classroom teachers are fighting many battles right now! Cheating is one of those that’s ongoing, unfortunately. One of the ways to at least make them work a little harder is to change the way you’re writing your multiple choice questions… Shuffling questions and answer choices as well as as using emojis are a few ways to address that. Here, I’m… Read More

## Teaching & Assessing Exponent Rules

Teaching exponents in Algebra can be a challenge. Here are FOUR Google Forms mini formative assessments already done for you! They cover basic exponent rules…quotient rule, zero rule, power rule, product rule, and negative exponents. See the actual assessments here… Creating specific skills assessments helps you to pinpoint where your students are struggling. Students need to understand the barebones basic… Read More

## Algebra Questioning: Writing Formative Assessments

Take a basic concept such as leading coefficients and descending order and create skills assessments. Here are some ideas for creating them. Google Forms mini formative assessments already done for you! See the ones I created, and then create your own…or consider purchasing them if you don’t have time to DIY it! Check out my post and YouTube video on… Read More

## Teaching Factoring in Algebra 1

Factoring is one of the toughest sections in Algebra—for teachers and for students! Here’s my two cents’ on how we should do it. Tic Tac Fac (or is it Fact?), guess-and-check, and other methods come in and out of style when it comes to teaching factoring in Algebra 1. My preference is to teach factoring quadratics by grouping because students… Read More

## Rational Functions: Specific Skills Assessments

There are so many aspects involved in teaching rational functions! Here are examples of five mini formative assessments made with Google Forms. They are done for you, or you can copy them for yourself and build your own. The assessments featured in this video include x-intercepts vertical and horizontal asymptotes (assessed separately) holes domain The rational functions entire unit (Google… Read More

## Teaching Rational Functions: Exponent Rules

If you’re teaching rational functions, students have to know those exponent rules. I created a Google Forms mini formative assessment that covers these exponent rules but doesn’t require students to do any factoring. They’ll do plenty of that throughout the rationals unit, and I wanted to create an assessment that would really help me determine if students understand just the… Read More

## Assessing Rationals in Algebra 2: Solving Equations

When you’re teaching Rational Functions in a high school math class, solving rational equations is a section that challenges many students. I created a Google Forms mini formative assessment to gauge whether students are understanding solving during the unit. Here’s a super quick video that shows the form even though I’m talking about assigning point values! {The more thorough video… Read More

## Teaching Multiplying and Dividing Rationals: Assessments

*Also Known As: My First #Shorts Videos on YouTube I always laugh when I tell someone I have a YouTube channel. That’s because I’m the least likely person you’ll ever see on there.😆 But I think teaching roomfuls of teenagers seasons us to the point that creating a video is not as intimidating as it is to most people. If… Read More

## Ten Assessments for Graphing Polynomials (Using Google Forms)

Teaching Algebra 2? Then graphing polynomials is coming! Coming up with ways to assess this can be a challenge. Here’s a video of my mini assessments for this unit, along with tips for creating great test questions! Here are the topics covered in the unit: General characteristics of the graph Degrees & leading coefficients Increasing & decreasing Zeros with multiplicity… Read More