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Algebra 1 Final Exam, Part 1 2015 – 2016 When is the exam? Monday, Jan 25(3rd) Tues, Jan 26(4th, 8th) How long is the exam? I don’t think any of these answers will help you prepare, but if you are comforted by knowing them, I hope you will be better able to focus on the mathematics. Time: 90 minutes. Number of questions: approximately 35 total. Number of pages: approximately 20, single sided. How is the exam graded? The exam is half of your final exam grade, or 10% of your grade for the course. The exam does not affect your quarter 2 grade. How will my hall passes help my grade? The more hall passes you have, the higher % of missed points you earn back. In past years, those percentages have been: 1 – 3 passes = 5%; 4 – 6 passes = 10%, 7 – 8 passes = 15%. The amounts may be different this year. How should I prepare? The best way to prep is to do practice questions from the reviews I give you, past quizzes and tests and homework. Bring questions to class the week before the exam. FAQ SHEET What is on the exam? Solving equations - one and two step - variables on both sides - distribute to eliminate parentheses Writing equations of lines. - from a graph - given slope and y-intercept - given a slope and a point - given 2 points - parallel and perpendicular lines - ** point-slope form Drawing lines - from slope-intercept form(y=mx + b) - from standard form (ax + by = c) Inequalities - one variable - flipping the inequality sign - two variable (shaded area) - ** horizontal and vertical lines Systems - solving equations by substitution or elimination - using a graph to solve - **unusual results Polynomials - multiplying - factoring Graph a parabola - from factored form - from vertex form **Honors topics