**PORTFOLIO ASSIGNMENT - FIRST QUARTER**

**ALGEBRA I**

**Characters of Algebra:**

** **__Explain__** how adding and subtracting signed numbers relates to combining like terms. **__Include 3 examples__** with your explanation. Examples can be from homework or classwork. **

**Rubric: **

**Paragraph:**

** 3 - Explanation has major omissions or errors**

** 6 - Explanation has some omissions or errors**

** 9 - Explanation minor omissions or errors**

**Examples:**

** 3 - Only one appropriate example was given**

** 6 - Only two appropriate examples were given**

** 9 - Three appropriate examples were given**

**Graphing:**

**Choose one of the graphs from your graphing collage. Choose a graph that you feel could be improved. Decide how to improve the graph and redraw it. Write a paragraph explaining why you chose this particular graph and why you chose the particular modifications that appear in your redrawn graph.**

**Rubric:**

**Paragraph:**

** 3 - Modifications were not warranted and not explained**

** 6 - Modifications were warranted, but no supporting explanation**

** 9 - Modifications were warranted, but little supporting explanation**

** 12 - Modifications were warranted and fully explained**

**Graph:**

** 3 - Graph is poorly drawn with many errors and/0r omissions**

** 6 - Graph is neatly drawn with many errors and/or omissions**

** 9 - Graph is poorly drawn with few errors**

** 12 - Graph is neatly drawn with few if any errors **