# Lesson 2.3: Analyzing the Exam

**Objectives**:

- Determine which common core algebra problems can be solved using a graphing calculator.

**Overview**:

**Task 7**

1. Revisit the exam you chose in Task 3 and determine which problems can be solved using a graphing calculator.

2. Note how you would solve each problem using the graphing calculator (when applicable).

3. Watch this video: August 2014 Common Core Algebra Exam Questions # 1 - 5

**Task 8**

In the discussion tab for this lesson, reflect on the following questions:

- The guy in the video showed a few ways to solve the exam questions, including using the calculator, could he have used the calculator any other ways?
- Are there more questions that could be solved with the calculator than you identified in Task 3?
- Do you feel that these graphing calculator skills could help students have better success on the Common Core Algebra 1 Exam?
- How would you like to improve your teaching practice using these graphing calculator skills?

**Next Lesson**: Lesson 3.1: Teaching with the Graphing Calculator

**Previous Lesson**: Lesson 2.2: Problem Solving

**Back to Mini Course**: Teaching Problem Solving in Algebra using the Graphing Calculator

**Resources**:

"Streets and Traffic." Emaze Presentations. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2016.

"Search Results for “calculator”." NGMN Graph RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2016.