I think the issue is more the wording of "Using the graph". It makes kids believe they want coordinates. No matter how many times teachers reiterate that they need to pay attention to the details and make sure they are answering the question, it is the same story. It is lost on most kids; they just think Math teachers are so picky. It is incorrect to say the ordered pairs.
-----Original Message----- From: Kristina Newtown <KNewtown@frankfort-schuyler.org> To: amtnys <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Fri, Jun 15, 2012 3:29 pm Subject: Re: Algebra Regents
All I can say is Wow! I am sure that the state was bombarded with calls today, ut how unprofessional. We debated about this also and felt it was an unfair question. However, since he question asked for the roots of the Quadratic Equation, with no y-values ssociated with it, we conceded that x = -4 and x= 2 are the only possible olutions. In my honest opinion, it was more of a reading comprehension uestion and noticing that the test asked for the roots of the quadratic equation", despite asking students to use the graph for the solution, rather han testing their understanding of how to find roots graphically.
Kristina Newtown athematics rankfort-Schuyler Middle School 05 Palmer Street rankfort, New York 13340 Phone: (315)895-7461 >>> Natasha Hazell <email@example.com> 6/15/2012 3:16 PM >>> e feel the same way & were told the same by the State. One of our eachers was given a very rude and unprofessional response of "this was on he June 2008 exam before, why are you b*tching about it". We will be iling a complaint about that interaction. n Jun 15, 2012 2:59 PM, "Catherine Weaver" <CWeaver@bataviacsd.org> wrote: > We strongly disagree, but were told by the state that it had to be x =-4 and x =2. ii argued that students displayed understanding by locating the points on the graph.
Cathy Weaver Math Teacher Math Department Chair Batavia High School Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Voicemail: Ext. 7530
>>> Natasha Hazell <email@example.com> 6/15/2012 2:47 PM >>> Any thoughts about #34 on yesterday's algebra exam? Anyone agre/disagree with the rubric not allowing full credit if the student lists the coordinates instead of writing x =-4 and x =2?
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