If you’re an Algebra I student, then you should know about the Algebra I Slope Worksheet that is in my Book. In fact, you can get it directly from me, which is why I’m going to tell you how to do this online. Using this worksheet, you can measure the progress of your students in Algebra I.
First of all, what is Normal? It’s a measurement of what you want to be your child. This is called “normal” because it doesn’t really take into account the age of the child, so you can actually use it for children at any age!
Let’s take an example. You’re working with your child who just started Algebra II. You have him complete a Normal Curve to see how far his Algebra I is away from him. If he can only go one and a half units before his Normal Curve hits the bottom, that’s good enough for you.
Another way to figure out if the Algebra I slope is too low or high is to use the same worksheet that you can get directly from me. The slope that you are looking for is the first line on the slope chart.
To do this, first, measure the Normal Curve from the chart and draw it on graph paper. That’s easy enough! The Vertical (or horizontal) line should be the same length as the last unit of Algebra I.
Now, look at the vertical line on the graph and see how far it goes up from the Normal Curve. In this case, that’s 14 units. That is the slope that you need to consider for the student.
When you take the slope of the Normal Curve, look at the line on the graph. Divide that line by the third unit to determine the slope of the Algebra I slope.
From there, you can start making changes to the Normal Curve to make it easier for your student. And you’re off to a great start!