02022015, 04:15 PM


When I student taught, I taught Algebra 1 and Geometry. My definition of a pretest has always been that it is the same format as the actual test for that chapter.
1) How long should a pretest take to complete (if I'm teaching a 90minute class)?
So my tests would have 20 questions none were multiple choice and it counted as an extra credit grade, so no matter how bad you did, it helped your grade.
2) Does a pretest test students on prerequisite concepts or on the concepts they'll be learning during the unit?
Mine is usually what they will learn from the chapter, but as always in a math class, some concepts from a previous chapter will appear or be applied to a question in this chapter.
3) How far in depth should I go on a pretest for a unit on inverse functions? The topics I plan on going over with students include how to verify that two functions are inverses, how to come up with the inverse function, how to restrict the domain of an inverse relation so that it is a function, properties of inverse function graphs (i.e. switched coordinate pairs and reflections over the line y = x), and the horizontal line test.
I would just give them a pretest on everything you just mentioned so you can see what they know and they know what they need to ask questions for and that to study for.
