Preparing for FSA 7 Grade Student Seminar th TIPS FOR TESTING SUCCESS Its almost time to take the
FSA Mathematics test! ComputerBased Test Here are some important explanations, information and tips to help you do your very best. What types of math problems
will be on the test? Reporting Categories for FSA 2016 Mathematics Grade Category Ratio and Proportional
Relationships Expressions and Equations 7 Geometry` Statistics & Probability
The Number System Percentage 25 21 23 16 15
How much time do we have to take the test? Duration of the Test Days
2 Sessions 3 Minutes per session 60 What type of
items will be on the test? Approximate Range for Number of Items on Test Grade 7 ComputerBased Test
Number of Items 62-66 Percent of TechnologyEnhanced items 25-50 What are technologyenhanced items?
Technology-enhanced items are computer-delivered items that require students to interact with test content to select, construct, and/or support their answers. CALCULATORS ARE PERMITTED
ON THE 7TH GRADE FSA YES EDITING TASK EDITING TASK CHOICE
TABLE OPEN RESPONSE MULTIPLE-CHOICE MULTI-SELECT EQUATION RESPONSE Equation Editor
May Vary HOT TEXT GRAPHIC RESPONSE ITEM DISPLAY (GRID) MATCHING REMEMBER THESE TIPS TO HELP YOU
WITH TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED QUESTIONS MULTI-SELECT Multiselect items are worth one point. Multiselect items do not have partial credit.
Select all from either 5, 6, or 7 responses to choose all correct answers. Read all responses REMEMBER: Select ALL correct
answers to receive credit for the item. EQUATION EDITOR EQUATION, EXPRESSION Make sure that the answer is in the correct format IN NUMERIC KEYPAD The negative sign is not a
subtraction sign, since if it was there would be an addition sign PERCENT no percent key so all percent must be written as decimals or fractions Use fractions or decimals for probability
DOUBLE EQUAL SIGN IS NOT ACCEPTED do not show work on EQ items GRID DELET E KEY is not an
undo key The ARROW KEY can be hard to use. Make sure you practice using the arrow for
RAY direction is important OPEN RESPONSE Answers can only be in words, no mathematical symbols
REMEMBER: Simple is BETTER Can we use calculators? FSA Calculator Click the [Calculator] button to open the on-screen calculator Keyboard Shortcut
[Ctrl] + [G] (via Global Menu) Global Menu What is on the reference sheet?
Reference Sheet The reference sheet is one-sided. Reference sheets will be available as online references (in a pop-up window). Formulas for Area, Volume, Surface Area can be found there. Conversions within systems of
measures are given. , E M U L O V
A , E A R ARE ACE A F S R
A U L S U M FOR V
N CO S R E S N
IO Theres only formulas! Please note: The name and picture of the shape is NOT on the Reference Sheet Please note: The name and picture of the shape
is NOT on the Reference Sheet Sample Problem LETS TRY A PROBLEM Sample Problem
You will have exactly 2 minutes to solve this problem. Select All That Apply Walter is buying a new chess set. The original price of the set is $35, and Walter has a coupon for 12% off the original price. Walter wants to know the price after he uses the coupon. Select the equations Walter can use, and determine the final price of the chess set. Select all that
apply. Walter has to pay $ for the chess set after using the coupon. SOLUTION Grade 7
There are four quantities in this solution Original price $35 Original percent 100% Price after the coupon x dollars
Percent paid after the coupon 88% x is 88% of the original price, and $35 is 100% of the original price. These ratios are equal to each other, so we can write the equation below. =
We can also say that the ratio of x to $35 is equal to the ratio of 88% to 100%. = This equation is not true.
This equation is not true. To find the price with the coupon, we need to solve one of the correct equations for x. Let's pick one of the equations. We can solve this for x by multiplying both sides by 88%.
Select All That Apply Walter is buying a new chess set. The original price of the set is $35, and Walter has a coupon for 12% off the original price. Walter wants to know the price after he uses the coupon. Select the equations Walter can use, and determine the final price of the chess set. Select all that apply. Walter has to pay $
$30.80 for the chess set after using the coupon. How many got that problem correct?
I KNOW YOU ARE SAD, BUT WE ARE DONE! NOOO!