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Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Translate verbal descriptions into algebraic representations in solving complex problems

SKILL 2: Translate among equivalent representations of expressions involving exponents

  1. 1

    Translate verbal descriptions into algebraic representations in solving complex problems

    Example

    A boat costs x dollars, and this cost is to be shared equally by a group of people. In terms of x, how many dollars less will each person contribute if there are 4 people in the group instead of 3?

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  2. 2

    Translate among equivalent representations of expressions involving exponents

    Example

    If m is a positive integer, which of the following is NOT equal to (2 ^ 4) ^ m?

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Skills needed to score in the next band

Compare and contrast algebraic and geometric representations

Translate verbal descriptions into nonlinear algebraic representations in solving complex problems

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