Program Contents

The program includes everything you need to teach a remedial or review course for the Algebra I Keystone Exam or review the exam content in other mathematics courses.  Click here to download a sample lesson or other items.

Module 1 Anchor Lessons
The fifteen lessons in the Module 1 Unit cover all of the eligible content anchors from the first module of the exam.  Clck here to see how the anchors are covered in the lessons. 
 
Module 2 Anchor Lessons
The eleven lessons in the Module 2 Unit cover all of the eligble content anchors form the second module of the exam.  Click here to see how the ancors are covered in the lessons.
 
   
Test Taking Strategies Lessons
The twelve lessons in the Test Taking Strategies Unit cover key aspects of taking the Keystone Exam.  From substituting answer choices to answering open-ended questions, these activities are designed to maximize test scores for all students.  Lessons include:
  • Eliminating Answer Choices
  • Substituting Answer Choices
  • Guessing on Multiple Choice Questions
  • Pacing
  • Reducing Test Anxiety
  • Maximizing Open-Ended Test Scores,
  • and More
   
Dictionary of Terms
Nearly one hundred of the most common terms from the Algebra I Keystone Exams.  When appropriate, the terms include diagrams.  The terms in this booklet are aligned to the terms throughout the lessons, strengthening student vocabulary and understanding.  Understanding the vocabulary is an essential skill that is required on the Keystone Exams. This reinforcement of key terms is mandatory for students to score well on the exam.

 

 

   
Using the TI-83/ TI-84 on the Keystone Exam
If your school invested in TI-83 or TI-84 family of graphing calculators, this workbook provides ten activities that focus on using these graphing calculator to maximize scores on the exam. Topics include:
  • Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple
  • Equation Solving
  • Graphing Equations and Inequalities
  • Fractions, Percent, and Absolute Value
  • Solving Systems of Equations
  • Statistics
  • Probability
   
Using the TI-73 on the Keystone Exam
For middle schools that employ the TI-73 graphing calulator, this workbook provides eight activities to familarize students with using the calculator on the Algebra I Exam.  Topics include:
  • Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple
  • Equation Solving
  • Graphing Equations and Inequalities
  • Fractions, Percent, and Absolute Value
  • Solving Systems of Equations
  • Probability
   
Lesson Presentations
Each anchor lesson includes a Promethean flipchart for whole group instruction.  Many of the test-taking strategy lessons also include PowerPoint presentations to assist students in understanding key concepts and techniques. 

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