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Topic: Geometry Question #3
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Jonathan Halabi

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Registered: 8/16/08
Re: Geometry Question #3
Posted: Jun 18, 2009 7:14 AM
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And we will be right to grumble. We should have a curriculum, not standards.
Unfair to schools, teachers, and students.

Jonathan Halabi

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 7:08 AM, Eleanor Pupko <epupko2@hotmail.com> wrote:

> "Mandatory" in whose opinion? My guess is that most companies took their
> national or some other previous text and tweaked it to what they felt was
> the 'mandatory' curriculum. They didn't even have the sample Geometry
> Regents at their disposal when they attempted to accomplish this task. And
> I bet if you monitor this list for a few years you will hear grumbling "They
> never tested this before".
>
> Eleanor Pupko
>
> ------------------------------
> To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
> Subject: Re: Geometry Question #3
> Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 06:27:50 -0400
> From: msedfun@aol.com
>
>
> I want to raise a question here. Yes - we teach beyond the textbook
> because we have the background - but isn't the textbook supposed to
> represent the mandatory curriculum? If it is, then should the students be
> tested beyond the textbook? I don't think so.
>
> Sharon
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: eleanorevo@aol.com
> To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
> Sent: Thu, Jun 18, 2009 12:12 am
> Subject: Re: Geometry Question #3
>
> With all this discussion about question number 3 and which resource has the
> definitive answer.... it is important to remember that a large number of
> "math teachers" are, in fact, NOT math majors. The number of people who are
> teaching math "out of certification" is a problem that needs to be
> addressed. They use the student text as their "Bible," and may not have a
> willing and capable math mentor in their building.
> The majority of the posters here are "math people" and teach beyond the
> textbook, because we have the background. I am really puzzled at how a
> history teacher who fulfilled the minimum math requirement in high school
> and college suddenly can teach math because there is a math position open
> and the history position was excessed.
>
> And we wonder why the students don't know math ?!?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MathCaryl@aol.com
> To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
> Sent: Wed, Jun 17, 2009 9:55 pm
> Subject: Re: Geometry Question #3
>
> I can tell you as a middle school teacher myself, I discussed or
> introduced dilation by negative scale factors however, it was not the item I
> tested. But it is possible for a student to remember a dilation of scale
> factor negative one. In class, I asked the students which scale factor would
> not change the size in the hopes of reminding them of the mult iplicative
> identity.
> I believe the discussion is worthwhile as it hopefully prevents other
> errors in the future.
> Caryl Lorandini
>
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