Algebra I Benchmarks

Use the Links below each benchmark to find some extra practice or explanation of how to do it.  

 Smile= Benchmark has already been taught in class.




I can identify, define, compare and order rational and irrational numbers
Practice 1, Practice 2,


I can compare, order, and find rational numbers exact/approximate locations on a number line
Ordering Decimals

I can convert numbers from fractions to decimals to percents and the reverse

Explanation, Practice 1, Awesome Practice, Practice Test

4SmileI can solve problems using real numbers.
Word Problems; Practice 1; Writing words as equations; Example Equations; Practice 2
5SmileI can simplify/evaluate expressions using the properties of exponents.
Explanation, Summary and Practice, Practice 2
6SmileI can add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers using paper-pencil or technology (calculators) as needed.
Practice 1; Practice 2; Tutor and Practice 3; Practice 4; Lesson and Practice 5
7I can simplify expressions with REAL numbers including square and cube roots.

I can write and simplify ratios.

Practice 1, Tutorial and Practice 2
9SmileI can write and solve proportions from real world situations, including area and perimeter of similar 2-D figures.
Tutorial and Practice, Tutorial and Practice 2
10SmileI can find unit rate from words and graphs
Video, Practice 1
11SmileI can use algebraic properties to simplify algebraic expressions. (identities, associative, communative, distributive)
12SmileI can identify, compare, and complete function patterns, including the arithmetic, geometric, quadratic, and recursive.
Practice 1- pictures, Practice 2 - shapes, Practice 3 - numbers, Practice 4 - numbers

I can write an algebraic function for any number pattern.
Function Machine

14I can find the domain and range of a function
15I can recognize and describe functions using tables, graphs and equations.
16SmileI can identify functions or equations and their graphs.
17I can solve 1-step linear equations
18I can solve multi-step linear equations
19I can write and solve equations for real world problems.
20I can determine the intercepts of a linear equation from graphs, tables, and equations
21I can find the slope and the intercepts of a linear function.
22I can write and solve an algebraic equation that represents linear relationships.
23I can graph a linear equation
24I can interpret and analyze graphical data including its distribution and shape.
25I can formulate questions, determine a sample space, and collect data.
26I can organize and represent the data using appropriate graphical representations.(i.e.: histograms, bar/line graphs, pie, scatter-plot, stem & leaf)
27I can apply the measures of center (mean, median, mode, range) concepts to solve real world problems.
28I can graph the ordered pairs to create a scatter plot and find the line of best fit.
29I can write the equation of a best fit line drawn to fit the scatter plot of data.
30I can predict relationships between data given a line of best fit.
31I can add/subtract polynomial expressions.
32I can multiply polynomial expressions.
33I can factor algebraic and polynomial expressions.
34I can write and solve systems of linear equations.
35I can manipulate and simplify complex rational expressions
36I can find the zeros of a quadratic equation using factoring.
37I can find the zeros of a quadratic equation using the Quadratic Formula.
38I can determine the intercepts of a quadratic equation from graphs, tables, and equations.
39I can graph a quadratic equation.
40I can find the vertex (minimum/maximum) of a quadratic equation.
41I can find the axis of symmetry of a parabola.
42I can determine the type(s) of functions that might model the situation to solve real world problems.
43I can describe the effects of parameter changes on a  linear and exponential functions
44I can evaluate problems involving exponential growth and decay.
45I can write an algebraic expression that represents a quadratic relationship.
46I can write, solve, and graph 1-step linear inequalities.
47I can write, solve, and graph 2-step linear inequalities.
48I can solve and graph systems of linear inequalities.