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

## 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