Review pains in full swing for the Algebra 1 EOC

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Review pains in full swing for the Algebra 1 EOC

With the Algebra 1 EOC exam coming up this Friday on January 17, the task for some KHS sophomores and juniors to remember old material from two to three years ago can be difficult.

With the Algebra 1 EOC exam coming up this Friday on January 17, the task for some KHS sophomores and juniors to remember old material from two to three years ago can be difficult.

Henry Chappell

With the Algebra 1 EOC exam coming up this Friday on January 17, the task for some KHS sophomores and juniors to remember old material from two to three years ago can be difficult.

Henry Chappell

Henry Chappell

With the Algebra 1 EOC exam coming up this Friday on January 17, the task for some KHS sophomores and juniors to remember old material from two to three years ago can be difficult.

With the Algebra 1 EOC exam coming up this Friday on January 17, the task for some KHS sophomores and juniors to remember old material from two to three years ago can be difficult. With many students currently in Algebra 2 or Pre-Calc, the material from their 8th grade years can be very old, and something they have probably forgotten after not learning it for two years straight.

“I wouldn’t even say I’m even nervous for the test, I’m just really confused,”  John Adams, junior, said. “It’s just been a while since I’ve worked on this kind of [math], and since I personally don’t know half of the learning that will be on the test, that’s what causes the confusion for me.” 

Another concern for sophomore Faith Meyer is the amount of old 8th grade math they have to remember for the exam. The large amount of material they have to study for the EOC has caused an overhaul of work for when they get home.  

“My teacher has done a good job going over the info during class, but I still have a lot of questions over all the information that we have reviewed,” Mayer said. “Hopefully I can get a lot of them answered so I don’t go in really unprepared.” 

According to Keziah Smith, sophomore, she was happy that her teacher had a lot of faith in her class, but also felt she needed more study time for the EOC. 

“I just got my review packet today, and we aren’t allowed to take it home with us,” Smith said. “Our teacher said it was because she didn’t want us to stress over it, which is an approach that I like, but not having that material can make it more stressful.”

However, Adams pointed out that while the Algebra 1 EOC can be a pain, in the long run the test can improve a student’s experience with tests and finals at KHS.

“These kinds of tests are another good prep for finals by relearning previous work that you may have forgotten,” Adams said. “That can result in you getting better grades by being more prepared for those crazy tests.”