For A-SSE.1.1, items should not ask the student to interpret zeros, the
vertex, or axis of symmetry when the quadratic expression is in the
form ax² + bx + c (see F-IF.3.8).
For A-SSE.2.3c and A-SSE.1.1, exponential expressions are limited to
simple growth and decay. If the number e is used then its
approximate value should be given in the stem.
For A-SSE.2.3a and A-SSE.1.1, quadratic expressions should be
For A-SSE.2.3b, items should only ask the student to interpret the yvalue of the vertex within a real-world context.
For A-SSE.2.3, items should require the student to choose how to
rewrite the expression.
In items that require the student to write equivalent expressions by
factoring, the given expression may
- have integral common factors
- be a difference of two squares up to a degree of 4
- be a quadratic, ax² + bx + c, where a > 0 and a, b, and c are integers
- be a polynomial of four terms with a leading coefficient of 1 and highest degree of 3.