Kathy
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8/17/06


Re: RE: Algebra 2/Trig Regents
Posted:
Jun 21, 2011 7:26 PM


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  Original Message  From: "Linda Restive" <precopio@nycap.rr.com> To: <nyshsmath@mathforum.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:55 PM Subject: Re: RE: Algebra 2/Trig Regents
>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? >  Original Message  > From: "Lin Chen" <calculus1918@gmail.com> > To: <nyshsmath@mathforum.org> > Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5:45 PM > Subject: Re: RE: Algebra 2/Trig Regents > > >> 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 20042005). >> >> 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... >> >> ******************************************************************* >> * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message >> * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org >> * >> * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at >> * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 >> ******************************************************************* > > >  > > > > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG  www.avg.com > Version: 8.5.449 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/3716  Release Date: 06/20/11 > 18:35:00 > > ******************************************************************* > * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message > * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org > * > * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at > * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 > *******************************************************************
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