April Math Newsletter
Getting ready for PARCC!
New Standards We Will Be Covering
What We Will Be Doing
2. BIG focus on understanding the question formats and responding to questions...
- PARCC isn't scary because of the content - it's simply learning how to read directions carefully and understanding the format of the questions
- We will work on how to tackle these directions and question formats by learning how to use the online tools and other strategies to help us figure out what to do
- There are questions that require written responses as well so a lot of focus will be going into what a good response looks like (complete sentences, vocabulary, explaining thinking, etc.)
Below are a few resources that you can utilize for test practice and preparation! See the notes for any necessary login information.
This is the official PARCC website. To see practice questions that demonstrate the question formats, click on either practice test 1 or 2 (computer based). It's important students know how to use the equation editor (primarily to write fractions) and know how to use the scratchpad, choice eliminator, and highlight tool. This is great for you to do on your own to see how you can support your student, or for you and your student to do together as practice!