
Re: RE: Algebra 2/Trig Regents
Posted:
Jun 22, 2011 8:39 PM


Thank you for verbalizing what I have been saying to myself all day today. I am so bummed out  worse results I have ever had. I feel I have let down my students. I reviewed so much trig and algebra 2 skills. I held many afterschool and weekend review sessions. Many of my borderline students were feeling very confident but left the exam feeling so defeated. I no longer feel the regents is a valid test. I, too, will contact state ed.
Mary
 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 > *******************************************************************
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