While studying for taking this exam, its common to come across queries from users like – Has anyone taken the 2009 integrated algebra regents yet, if so what was on it?
My teacher didn’t really teach much me much of anything and I don’t have time to learn everything, so I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I am going to need to learn.
Items to Bring to the Exam:
* 3 pens (blue or black ink ONLY)
* 2 pencils with erasers (for graphs)
* Graphing calculator (one should be made available to you if you do not have one)
* Straightedge or ruler
* Extra batteries for your calculator (just in case!)
Integrated Algebra Regents June 2009
* Part I: Multiple Choice 60 points
30 questions â€“ 2 points each
* Part II: Open-Ended Response 6 points
3 questions â€“ 2 points each
* Part III: Open-Ended Response 9 points
3 questions â€“ 3 points each
* Part IV: Open-Ended Response 12 points
3 questions â€“ 4 points each
Total: 39 questions 87 points
* You have 3 hours to complete the exam (you must stay in the exam room for at least 2 hours).
* You must answer all questions.
* All work must be done in the test booklet.
* A reference sheet with some formulas will be provided in the test booklet. Get familiar with this before the exam!
* The memory in your calculator will be cleared. Be sure to adjust the mode to degrees.
Important Info About the Exam:
Formulas You Need to Know
(These are NOT on the Reference Sheet!!!)
Rectangular prism (cube): V = lwh
Rectangle: A = bh
or A = lw
Square: A = s2
Triangle: A = Â½(bh)
Circle: A = Ï€r2
Parallelogram: A = bh
Equation of a line:
y = mx + b
Equation of a parabola:
y = ax2 + bx + c
Equation of axis of symmetry:
x = – b/2a
a2 + b2 = c2
Circle: C = 2Ï€r or
C = Ï€d
Tips for Success!!!
* Donâ€™t rush through the exam. You have 3 hoursâ€¦use them, but be sure to budget your time.
* If you get stuck on a problem, move on. You can always come back to it later.
* After completing the exam, take a deep breath, and check every problem again. You might find a few careless mistakes!
Tips for Part I Questions
* Try to eliminate choices that donâ€™t make sense.
* If youâ€™re not sure how to solve a problem, try substituting the choices into the problem and see which one works.
* Always draw a diagram if possibleâ€¦a picture always helps!
Here are some helpful hints for solving multiple choice questions:
Tips for Parts II, III, and IV
* If you only write the answer, you will only receive one point at most. So pleaseâ€¦ SHOW ALL YOUR WORK!!!!!!
* Read the problem carefully. Itâ€™s easy to miss important information when reading quickly. Read the problem a couple of times if necessary.
* If you use trial and error (guess and check), be sure to show at least 3 separate trials, even if you guess correctly after one or two trials.
Even More Tips for Parts II, III, and IV
* Always circle your answer and make sure you use proper units of measure.
* Always draw a picture/diagram if one is not provided.
* Rounding should not be done until the end of the problem.
* Make sure that your answer makes sense. Does your solution completely answer the question?
Are You Completely Done???
* Make sure that you answered every problem.
* Check that all of your work is in ink, except for any graphs.
* Be sure to check over all of your answers for correctness.
Last But Definitely Not Leastâ€¦
Confidence is key!
You have put in the time and the work, now itâ€™s time to put your knowledge to the test. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! Believe in yourself, and you will succeed!
Good luck, and remember, YOU have what it takes to be successful!