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Diagnostic Test Name:  ___________________


Group:  _____
Teacher:  ________

Some  of  the  questions  in  this  part  have  to  do  with  things  you  will  learn  in  the  7irst  unit  this  year,  Problem  Solving  &  
Precision.    Some  problems  should  relate  to  your  summer  math  project.  Problems  will    be  do-­able,  while  others  might  look  
unfamiliar.    Try  your  hardest  -­-­-­  we'll  use  this  to  7igure  out  how  much  you've  learned  after  the  7irst  unit.  

**  Note:  L.T.  =  Learning  Target  **


Frequently  Asked  Questions  (FAQ):

Is  this  a  test?    Yes  and  no.    It’s  a  diagnostic  test:  it  tests  what  you  remember  from  last  year,  and  how  you  are  thinking  
about  math  you  haven’t  seen  before.    It’s  not  a  “normal”  test  because  there’s  no  penalty  for  wrong  answers.    

If  there’s  no  penalty  for  wrong  answers,  how  is  this  assignment  graded?    You  are  graded  on:  1)  your  effort  on  the  
assignment,  2)  how  well  you  show  your  work  and  3)  your  ability  to  follow  classroom  test-­taking  procedures.  For  summer  
project  L.T’s,  I  am  looking  for  improvement  on  the  work  we  begun  last  year.  Any  L.T’s  you  do  not  meet  on  this  diagnostic  
will  be  given  to  you  again  until  you  master  those  targets

Does  this  grade  go  in  my  quarter  grade?    Yes.    It  is  one  of  many  assignments  contributing  to  that  grade.

Do  I  have  to  answer  every  question?    Yes!    That  is  one  way  you  can  show  effort  (#1  above).    Remember,  wrong  answers  
are  okay,  as  long  as  you’ve  shown  your  work.

What’s  going  to  happen  to  this  assignment?    It  will  be  kept  in  your  math  portfolio  to  show  what  math  skills  and  
strengths  you  started  the  year  with Skill Level
L.T. 1: I can use the equation (x-h)2 + (y-k)2 = r2
to describe any circle on a graph.
1 2 3 4

L.T. 2: I can simplify radicals


1 2 3 4

L.T.3: I can solve linear equations


1 2 3 4

L.T.4: I can determine trigonometric ratios using


1 2 3 4
SOHCAHTOA.
L.T.5: I can use problem-solving techniques to understand
important details of a problem
1 2 3 4

L.T.6: I can use the important details of a problem to come up


with a plan to solve the problem.
1 2 3 4

Don't panic =)
Take your time!

L.T. 1: I can use the equation (x-h)2 + (y-k)2 = r2 to describe any


circle on a graph.

Show work here:

The equation for this circle is:

Skill Level

1 2 3 4

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L.T. 2: I can simplify radicals (Put final answer in box below)

a.

b.

c.

Skill Level
1 2 3 4

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2 2 2
L.T.2: I can use the Pythagorean theorem a + b = c
in problems

a. b.

missing side = missing side =


Skill Level
1 2 3 4

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L.T.3: I can solve linear equations

x=

x=

Skill Level
1 2 3 4

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L.T.4: I can determine trigonometric ratios using SOHCAHTOA.

cos (A) =

tan (A) =

sin (A) =

Skill Level

1 2 3 4

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Take your time!

L.T.5: I can use problem-solving techniques to understand important details of a problem

Madison was determined to help clean her local park. She collected one
bag of trash the first week, 2 bags the second week, 3 bags the third
week, and continued at the same rate.

Assuming she continues this process, how many bags of trash will she
collect in 26 weeks? How many bags of trash will she collect in n weeks?

Read the problem below. What are the important details in this problem? Why?

L.T.6: I can use the important details of a problem to come up with a plan to solve the problem.

Describe how you plan on solving this problem. Use complete sentences

Show all work below:

Skill Level

1 2 3 4

Don't panic =)
Take your time!

L.T.5: I can use problem-solving techniques to understand important details of a problem

Read the problem below. What are the important details in this problem? Why?

Question: What is 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + … + 99 + 100? ** It's a question you may


have heard about, but there
are ways to solve it that are
( “…” means all the numbers in between are included as well) easier than what you might
think of first. We'll be
learning different problem-
solving strategies to be
L.T.6: I can use the important details of a problem to come up with a plan to solve the problem. able to solve problems like
this one.
Describe how you plan on solving this problem. Use complete sentences

Show all work below:

Skill Level

1 2 3 4

Don't panic =)