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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