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Representation

Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Recognize and translate among information represented verbally, graphically, numerically, and symbolically

SKILL 2: Visualize or sketch a figure based on a verbal description to solve a problem

SKILL 3: Interpret functions and graphs as models in applied situations

 

  1. 1

    Recognize and translate among information represented verbally, graphically, numerically, and symbolically

    Example

    Graph

    In the figure above, point P has coordinates (a comma b). Which of the following points could have coordinates (a comma (2 times b))?

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  2. 2

    Visualize or sketch a figure based on a verbal description to solve a problem

    Example

    Points M, N, P, and Q lie on a line in that order. If M N = P Q = k and N P = 8 = 2 times k, what is the distance from M to Q?

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  3. 3

    Interpret functions and graphs as models in applied situations

    Example

    Joe, a car mechanic, charges each customer a fixed fee for diagnosing a problem with the customer’s car, and then he charges an hourly rate for the time it takes him to repair the problem. Which of the following graphs could show the relationship between the number of hours Joe works to repair a car after diagnosing the problem and the total amount he charges for his diagnosis and repair ?

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Skills needed to score in the next band

Translate verbal descriptions into algebraic representations in solving complex problems

Translate among equivalent representations of expressions involving exponent

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