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Modeling: Making Matchsticks
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: interpret a situation and represent the variables mathematically; select appropriate mathematical methods; interpret and evaluate the data generated; and communicate their reasoning clearly.

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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Proportion and Non-proportion Situations
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess whether students are able to: identify when two quantities vary in direct proportion to each other; distinguish between direct proportion and other functional relationships; and solve proportionality problems using efficient methods.

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Ratios and Proportions
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Applying Angle Theorems
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to use geometric properties to solve problems. In particular, it will support you in identifying and helping students who have the following difficulties: Solving problems relating to using the measures of the interior angles of polygons; and solving problems relating to using the measures of the exterior angles of polygons.

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Geometry
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Generalizing Patterns: The Difference of Two Squares
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students working with square numbers are able to: choose an appropriate, systematic way to collect and organize data, examining the data for patterns; describe and explain findings clearly and effectively; generalize using numerical, geometrical, graphical and/or algebraic structure; and explain why certain results are possible/impossible, moving towards a proof.

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Algebra
Geometry
Measurement and Data
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Evaluating Statements About Length and Area
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students can: Understand the concepts of length and area; use the concept of area in proving why two areas are or are not equal; and construct their own examples and counterexamples to help justify or refute conjectures.

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Geometry
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
2D Representations of 3D Objects
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to visualize two-dimensional cross-sections of representations of three-dimensional objects. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have difficulties recognizing and drawing two-dimensional cross-sections at different points along a plane of a representation of a three-dimensional object.

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Geometry
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Building and Solving Equations 1
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to create and solve linear equations. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have the following difficulties: solving equations with one variable and solving linear equations in more than one way.

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Algebra
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Interpreting Algebraic Expressions
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to translate between words, symbols, tables, and area representations of algebraic expressions. It will help teachers to identify and support students who have difficulty in: recognizing the order of algebraic operations; recognizing equivalent expressions; and understanding the distributive laws of multiplication and division over addition (expansion of parentheses).

Subject:
Algebra
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Modeling: Having Kittens
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: interpret a situation and represent the constraints and variables mathematically; select appropriate mathematical methods to use; make sensible estimates and assumptions; investigate an exponentially increasing sequence; and communicate their reasoning clearly.

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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Interpreting DistanceĐTime Graphs
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to interpret distanceĐtime graphs and, in particular, to help you identify students who: interpret distanceĐtime graphs as if they are pictures of situations rather than abstract representations of them; and have difficulty relating speeds to slopes of these graphs.

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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Representing Polynomials
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to translate between graphs and algebraic representations of polynomials. In particular, this unit aims to help you identify and assist students who have difficulties in: recognizing the connection between the zeros of polynomials when suitable factorizations are available, and graphs of the functions defined by polynomials; and recognizing the connection between transformations of the graphs and transformations of the functions obtained by replacing f(x) by f(x + k), f(x) + k, -f(x), f(-x).

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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Representing Data 1: Using Frequency Graphs
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students: are able to use frequency graphs to identify a range of measures and make sense of this data in a real-world context; and understand that a large number of data points allow a frequency graph to be approximated by a continuous distribution.

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Measurement and Data
Statistics and Probability
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Modeling Situations With Linear Equations
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students use algebra in context, and in particular, how well students: explore relationships between variables in everyday situations; find unknown values from known values; find relationships between pairs of unknowns, and express these as tables and graphs; and find general relationships between several variables, and express these in different ways by rearranging formulae.

Subject:
Algebra
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Functions and Everyday Situations
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: articulate verbally the relationships between variables arising in everyday contexts; translate between everyday situations and sketch graphs of relationships between variables; interpret algebraic functions in terms of the contexts in which they arise; and reflect on the domains of everyday functions and in particular whether they should be discrete or continuous.

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Functions
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Solving Geometry Problems: Floodlights
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to identify and use geometrical knowledge to solve a problem. In particular, this unit aims to identify and help students who have difficulty in: making a mathematical model of a geometrical situation; drawing diagrams to help with solving a problem; identifying similar triangles and using their properties to solve problems; and tracking and reviewing strategic decisions when problem-solving.

Subject:
Geometry
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Geometry Problems: Circles and Triangles
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to use geometric properties to solve problems. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have the following difficulties: solving problems by determining the lengths of the sides in right triangles; and finding the measurements of shapes by decomposing complex shapes into simpler ones. The lesson unit will also help students to recognize that there may be different approaches to geometrical problems, and to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of those approaches.

Subject:
Geometry
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Rational and Irrational Numbers 1
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to distinguish between rational and irrational numbers. In particular, it aims to help teacher identify and assist students who have difficulties in: classifying numbers as rational or irrational; and moving between different representations of rational and irrational numbers.

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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to produce and evaluate geometrical proofs. In particular, this unit is intended to help you identify and assist students who have difficulties in: interpreting diagrams; identifying mathematical knowledge relevant to an argument; linking visual and algebraic representations; and producing and evaluating mathematical arguments.

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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Maximizing Area: Gold Rush
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: Interpret a situation and represent the variables mathematically; select appropriate mathematical methods to use; explore the effects on the area of a rectangle of systematically varying the dimensions whilst keeping the perimeter constant; interpret and evaluate the data generated and identify the optimum case; and communicate their reasoning clearly.

Subject:
Geometry
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Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Sorting Equations and Identities
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: recognize the differences between equations and identities; substitute numbers into algebraic statements in order to test their validity in special cases; resist common errors when manipulating expressions such as 2(x Đ 3) = 2x Đ 3; (x + 3)_ = x_ + 3_; and carry out correct algebraic manipulations. It also aims to encourage discussion on some common misconceptions about algebra.

Subject:
Algebra
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Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)