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Topic: #34 Algebra Regents
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Mimi Rague

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RE: #34 Algebra Regents
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 8:59 AM
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[] On Behalf Of Kathleen Curtis
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:49 AM
Subject: RE: #34 Algebra Regents

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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