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Kathy

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Registered: 8/17/06
Re: RE: Algebra 2/Trig Regents
Posted: Jun 21, 2011 7:26 PM
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I agree with most posts, but the formula sheet was used - finding the exact
value of sin75 is exactly what I teach as an application of sine of a sum;
and I doubt that many of my students used it, but I believe the intention of
#3 was to use the formula for the sum of a finite arithmetic series. Along
with a law of cosines and a normal curve question, I would say it was used
at least as much as in the past - if you were looking for places to use it.

Kathy Noftsier
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From: "Linda Restive" <precopio@nycap.rr.com>
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>I was very disappointed in the test. Very little trig, no imaginary
>numbers. Everything I emphasized was not on there. The formula sheet
>was basically unused , anyone notice that?
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> From: "Lin Chen" <calculus1918@gmail.com>
> To: <nyshsmath@mathforum.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5:45 PM
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>> Did I miss a memo about a new curriculum named
>>
>> "Algebra 1.5 with limited Trig" between Algebra I and Algebra II?
>>
>> Sorry, I don't mean to be rude, and I haven't complained about most of
>> the Regents exams (last time was the Math B exam that was rescaled back
>> in 2004-2005).
>>
>> Here we are reviewing with the kids the last few weeks about Force
>> Problems, Trig Equations, Circles Formulas, Regressions, etc... Where
>> were they on the test? Instead, here comes problems about finding the
>> average with frequency tables and foiling with fractions on part II.
>>
>> I don't feel bad for the slackers, they would have struggled either way.
>> What about the limited number of kids that comes to review all the time
>> who were confident for this exams BASED on the 4 STATE PUBLISHED Exams in
>> the past few years??? Are we trying to penalize kids for that or reward
>> the few that are good problem solvers (1 foreign exchange student from
>> South Korea scored a 100 on this test).
>>
>> Once again, I am sorry for the rant, guess I personally taught the wrong
>> curriculum this year...
>>
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