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                Math HSAP Thursday
The following list of recommendations should help students be successful on
Math HSAP:
   62 questions, multiple choice. Students are to answer ALL questions.

    3 integrated response. On the integrated response questions there is
     usually more than one part. Put something for each part even if you
     are not completely sure. You get partial credit for these problems.
     You must show your work! If you work it out in your calculator simply
     write down what you typed into your calculator. If you DO NOT
     answer these questions, you probably will not pass!

    Students bubble their answers directly into the test booklet so be
     careful if you are using the process of elimination and mark through
     an answer. Make sure you do not get close to where you bubble the
     letter for your choice. There is NO scantron sheet.

    Not timed- take your time. Take your time on the test. You are given all the
     time you need that day to finish the test. Math usually takes the longest
     because it has the most questions.


    Bubble in all answers completely, and erase fully.

    If the calculator freezes or the graph gets stuck: turn the calculator
     off or ask for another calculator.

    If all else fails: GRAPH!!!! Solve for y and type into y=

    If you do not know the answer, try your best, take an educated guess
     and move on. Do not get stuck on any one answer to stress over it.

    There will be a 10 question survey at the end. You were not rushed and
     you are using a GRAPHING Calculator.

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    No one can help you during the test, the proctor or monitor can only re-read
     the directions. You are allowed to ask for another pencil, scratch paper and
     calculator. Must score a 200 in math to pass!

    NO break will be given. You will have time to use the restroom and get
     water before testing begins.

    No food or drink is allowed during testing. Eat breakfast! There will
     be NO bathroom breaks! No one can eat or drink during the test.
     Breakfast is free from the cafeteria!

    You can write in the books (you can also use the graph paper as scratch paper).

    If you are absent on the day of the exam, you still have to re-take the
     part you missed. Please do not schedule any appointments that day.

    You will have to record the start and end time on the exam. You will
     be given you the start time, you are to record your end time on the
     answer key.

You will be given 5 things for the Math portion of the HSAP:
   1. #2 pencil(s) (You can always ask for more if needed)
   2. Test Booklet
   3. 1 sheet graph paper- do not have to use it, you have a graphing
   4. formula sheet (not all formulas are given)
   5. graphing calculator- all memory will be cleared before and after test

  If you are given a formula to use in a problem or the question requires
  using one of the formulas on the formula sheet please do the following so
  you will get the problem correct:
    1 -Write the formula down
    2 - Substitute the given values into the formula
    3 - Use your calculator to help you work out the formula to get the
    If you follow these steps you will arrive at the correct answer!!!!!!!!
   Some common formulas you are to know that are not given to you:
A=lxw             A triangle= ½(b x h)       I=PxRxT            a2  b2  c2

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                d        d           y2  y1
D=rxt      r=       t=          m=             y = mx + b   y  y1  m( x  x1 )
                t        r           x2  x1
Mean (average) = Sum of numbers divided by how many numbers
Mode = Number(s) that occurs most often
Median = Number in the middle after the numbers are arranged in order
Percent of Increase/Decrease – The amount the prices changed divided by the
original amount. Change this decimal to a percent.
Perimeter= ADD ALL sides (think about fence, border)
Vertical angles= across from one another, SAME measures
Adjacent angles- beside one another, can equal 90 or 180
Parallel lines- lines that never touch, SAME slope

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