
RE: #34 Algebra Regents
Posted:
Jun 15, 2012 8:48 AM



We just called the hotline and were told that we have to take a point off. This would be such a sad way for a kid to get a 64. We were told on the phone that "teachers should know the difference between roots and xintercepts and that the roots are only the xvalues" Considering that the question says "using the graph" it just seems like a really unfair trick to take a point off for the students who did everything mathematically correct on a 3 point question but get 33% of the credit taken off because of a technicality.
We would like to encourage everyone to call about this. The number is 5184745900. Please call and voice your opinion. We need to be advocates for our students.
Thanks, Katie Cook FayettevilleManlius CSD Manlius, NY 13104 (315) 6921951
From: ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org [mailto:ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Samis, Karen S Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:36 AM To: <nyshsmath@mathforum.org> Cc: nyshsmath@mathforum.org Subject: Re: #34 Algebra Regents
We also can't believe they are taking off a point because answer is an Ordered Pair
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On Jun 15, 2012, at 8:31 AM, "Katherine Cook" <kcook@fmschools.org<mailto:kcook@fmschools.org>> wrote: We are about to call SED 5184745900 about the rubric on #34. The rubric says to take one point off if they list the roots as an ordered pair. We disagree. Roots of a parabola are the xintercepts. Why can't they be written as an ordered pair? Especially since the question requires students to do the graph. What are other people's thoughts on this?
Thanks, Katie Cook FayettevilleManlius CSD Manlius, NY 13104 (315) 6921951

