TAKs Practice Tests for your TAKs Focus

 

TAKS Test Tips

 

For your Focus each day, please complete one question from the TAKS Release Test.

 

Please right click on your grade level specific test and "open in new window":

 

9th Grade      Math Questions begin on p. 26. The chart is on 22 & 23. Answer Key

 

10th Grade    Math Questions begin on p. 42. The chart is on 39 & 40. Science begins on 82 with charts on 77 & 78. Answer Key

 

11th Grade    Math Questions begin on p. 42. The chart is on 39 & 40. Science begins on 82 with charts on 77 & 78. Answer Key

 

Bookmark the website and enter the page number to return rapidly each day.

 

       

 

If you miss a question, be sure to ask your peers or your subject related teacher the answer as soon as possible. Write the question down in your notepad to help remember which ones you need help with.

 

 

When you finish the 2006 release tests above, visit the official TEA TAKS site for all the latest Release Tests:

 

    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/resources/release/taks/index.html

 

 

Words for Songs Played during TAKs focus for 2009-10.

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LINEAR FUNCTIONS ARE FUNCTIONS THAT HAVE X AS A VARIABLE
A VARIABLE, X IS ONLY RAISED TO THE 1ST POWER
LINEAR FUNCTIONS ARE FUNCTIONS THAT HAVE X AS A VARIABLE
A VARIABLE, X IS ONLY RAISED TO THE 1ST POWER


(verse)
LINEAR FUNCTIONS COME IN THREE MAIN FORMS
LINEAR FUNCTIONS COME IN THREE MAIN FORMS
YOU GOT SLOPE-INTERCEPT FORM
SLOPE-INTERCEPT FORM
YOU GOT POINT-SLOPE FORM
AND GENERAL FORM
LINEAR FUNCTIONS COME IN THREE MAIN FORMS
LINEAR FUNCTIONS COME IN THREE MAIN FORMS
YOU GOT SLOPE-INTERCEPT FORM
SLOPE-INTERCEPT FORM
YOU GOT POINT-SLOPE FORM
AND GENERAL FORM

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(chorus) 2x
PROPERTIES OF ADDITION, PROPERTIES OF ADDITION, PROPERTIES
COMMUTATIVE, ASSOCIATIVE, ADDITIVE, DISTRIBUTIVE


(verse)
COMMUTATIVE PROPERTY
IS WHEN TWO NUMBERS ARE ADDED
AND THE ANSWER IS THE SAME
NO MATTER WHAT ORDER YOU ADD THEM NUMBERS
ASSOCIATIVE PROPERTY
IS WHEN THREE OR MORE NUMBERS ARE ADDED
AND THE ANSWER IS THE SAME
NO MATTER WHAT ORDER YOU ADD THEM NUMBERS
ADDITIVE PROPERTY
IS ANY NUMBER PLUS ZERO
WILL ALWAYS EQUAL THE ORIGINAL NUMBER
DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTY
IS WHEN YOU ADD TWO NUMBERS
AND TIMES THE ANSWER BY A THIRD NUMBER
IT EQUALS THE FIRST NUMBER THAT YOUíVE ADDED TIMES THE THIRD NUMBER
PLUS THE SECOND NUMBER THAT YOUíVE ADDED TIMES THE THIRD NUMBER

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Slope (chorus)
THE SLOPE IS DESCRIBED AS THE RISE OVER THE RUN
THE SLOPE IS DESCRIBED AS THE RISE OVER THE RUN
AND ITS SYMBOL IS (m), ITS SYMBOL IS (m)
THE SLOPE IS DESCRIBED AS THE RISE OVER THE RUN NOW BREAK IT DOWN


(verse 1)
THE RISE IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE Y-AXIS
THE RISE IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE Y-AXIS
THE RUN IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE X-AXIS
THE RUN IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE X-AXIS
TAKE ANY TWO POINTS ON THE LINE AND SUBTRACT THE COORDINATES Y
TAKE ANY TWO POINTS ON THE LINE AND SUBTRACT THE COORDINATES Y
TAKE THE SAME TWO POINTS ON THE LINE AND SUBTRACT THE X COORDINATES
TAKE THE SAME TWO POINTS ON THE LINE AND SUBTRACT THE X COORDINATES

(verse 2)
WHEN FINDING THE DIFFERENCE IN Y AND THE DIFFERENCE IN X
IN THE SAME ORDER YOU MUST SUBTRACT
WHEN FINDING THE DIFFERENCE IN Y AND THE DIFFERENCE IN X
IN THE SAME ORDER YOU MUST SUBTRACT
m= THE DIFFERENCE IN Y OVER THE DIFFERENCE IN X
m= THE DIFFERENCE IN Y OVER THE DIFFERENCE IN X
ONCE YOU FIND THE DIFFERENCE YOU REDUCE TO SIMPLEST FORM
ONCE YOU FIND THE DIFFERENCE YOU REDUCE TO SIMPLEST FORM

 

 

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(chorus)
Whatís the equation for standard form
Whatís the equation for slope intercept form
Itís time we get it on
Once again itís time we get it on
Whatís the equation for standard form
Whatís the equation for slope intercept form
Itís time we get it on
Once again itís time we get it on

(verse 1)
Standard for equation is this
3X-2Y=-6
Define the Y intercept
Let 0 equal X then find Y
To find the X intercept
Let Y equal 0 then find X
Standard for equation is this
3X-2Y=-6

(verse 2)
Slope intercept form is Y=MX+B
Slope intercept form is Y=MX+B
The M is the slope of the line
The B is the Y intercept
Slope intercept form is Y=MX+B

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(chorus)
INEQUALITY IS A STATEMENT THAT COMPARE TWO OR MORE OBJECTS
ITS EITHER LESS THAN OR GREATER THAN OR NOT EQUAL TO OR NOT EQUAL TO


(verse)
TO BOTH SIDES OF AN INEQUALITY
YOU CAN ADD A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE NUMBER
TO BOTH SIDES OF AN INEQUALITY
YOU CAN MULTIPLY OR DIVIDE BY POSITIVE NUMBERS
IF YOU MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE BY NEGATIVE NUMBERS
YOU MUST REVERSE THE SIGN
IF YOU MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE BY NEGATIVE NUMBERS
YOU MUST REVERSE THE SIGN

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To do the laws of exponents you must keep this in mind
Exponents say multiply the number by itself so many times
And for negative exponents you must divide
For fractional exponents take the nth root and youíll be fine

Laws of exponents
Follow these rules and youíll break the laws right now
Laws of exponents
Follow these rules and youíll break the laws right now
Laws of exponents
Follow these rules and youíll break the laws right now
Laws of exponents
Follow these rules and youíll break the laws right now

 

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(chorus)
LETS MAKE SOLIDS AS WE SEE FIT (RIGHT)
GOT TO GIVE IT LENGTH, GOT TO GIVE IT WIDTH, GOT TO GIVE IT HEIGHT
LETS MAKE SOLIDS AS WE SEE FIT (RIGHT)
GOT TO GIVE IT LENGTH, GOT TO GIVE IT WIDTH, GOT TO GIVE IT HEIGHT


(verse)
SOLIDS ARE THREE DIMENSIONAL FIGURES
JUST LIKE A CUP (YUP, YUP)
JUST LIKE A CUP (YUP, YUP)
SO YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT LENGTH, WIDTH AND HEIGHT
THATíS THE ONLY WAY YOUíLL MAKE IT RIGHT
ONLY WAY YOUíLL MAKE IT RIGHT
GIVE IT COLOR, GIVE IT TEXTURE, GIVE IT SHAPE
IT WILL STILL HAVE LENGTH, WIDTH AND HEIGHT ALL DAY EVERY DAY

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(chorus)
RATIONAL NUMBERS
CAN BE EXPRESSED AS A FRACTION,
AS DECIMAL OR EVEN A WHOLE NUMBER
RATIONAL NUMBERS
CAN BE EXPRESSED AS A FRACTION,
AS DECIMAL OR EVEN A WHOLE NUMBER


(verse)
NOW 5
OR 5/1
OR 5.0
THEY'RE ALL RATIONAL NUMBERS
1/2
1 HALF
OR .5
THEY'RE ALL RATIONAL NUMBERS

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(chorus)
PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM
PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM
PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM
PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM, PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM


(verse)
THIS IS WHEN YOU GOT A RIGHT TRIANGLE
RIGHT TRIANGLE
AND WE TAKE THE HYPOTENUSE
THE HYPOTENUSE
MAKE IT INTO A PERFECT SQUARE
THE AREA OF THE HYPOTENUSE SQUARE
IS EQUAL TO THE SUM OF THE AREA
OF THE TWO SQUARES ON THE TWO LEGS

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(intro)
MY AREA
MY AREA
MY AREA
MY AREA

(verse 1)
THE AREA OF A SQUARE IS
(LENGTH X WIDTH)
THE AREA OF A RECTANGLE IS
(LENGTH X WIDTH)
THE AREA OF A PARALLELOGRAM IS
(BASE X HEIGHT)
THE AREA OF A TRAPEZOID IS
A LITTLE DIFFERENT
YOU ADD THE LENGTHS OF THE TWO PARALLEL SIDES
THEN BY 2 YOU DIVIDE
GET YOUR ANSWER AND MULTIPLY IT BY THE WIDTH OR HEIGHT

(chorus)
YOU WILL SEE MY AREA
COME ON LIVE IN MY AREA
COME ON VISIT MY AREA
COME ON DOWN TO MY AREA

(verse 2)
THE AREA OF A CIRCLE IS π r2
NOW π r2 IS 3.14, r IS RADIUS
AND π r2 IS 3.14 X RADIUS X RADIUS
EQUALS THE AREA OF A CIRCLE

 

 

For the focus:

 

Additional TAKs Focus: Underclass and any seniors who have not passed a section of TAKs, please complete a question a day from the TAKs Focus.

 

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