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Topic: #34 Algebra Regents
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RE: #34 Algebra Regents
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 8:49 AM
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Because there is no y in the equation they are asked to solve, the answers should not be in ordered pairs.

We were grumpy about a similar question a few years ago, but there is no y in the quadratic equation. So mathematically the answer should not be an ordered pair.

SED is consistent on their answer from years past.


Kathy C

From: [] on behalf of Katherine Cook []
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:30 AM
Subject: #34 Algebra Regents

We are about to call SED 518-474-5900 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 x-intercepts. 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?

Katie Cook
Fayetteville-Manlius CSD
Manlius, NY 13104
(315) 692-1951


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