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Topic: Grade 8 Math question 42
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Re: Grade 8 Math question 42
Posted: Mar 26, 2009 9:18 PM
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I agree with everyone's frustration. It was less frustrating when they would
lose one out of ten points. (Back in the old days of regents exams) The
difference is not a matter of understanding a concept, it is about the details.
It is the 1 out 3 points lost that aggravates me. Although, I agree the correct
response would be (3,3) however, stating 3,3 does not mean they don't
understand. I had several students in their "work" write out all the primes and
double primes correctly with parentheses however only write 3,3 on the line.
Many of my students did not make rays, the drew segments, they graphed the
data up to 7 days.

42 and 43 were the two questions where I kept saying but they know the
concept, this is crazy!!!

Anyway, keep sharing your thoughts and frustrations. Your Middle Level Reps
from AMTNYS will share all these comments with NYSED.

Caryl Lorandini

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