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Topic: PARCC Definition of Trapezoid
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Elise Teitelbaum

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Re: PARCC Definition of Trapezoid
Posted: May 2, 2013 9:02 AM
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This might help.

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Michelle VanEtten <> wrote:

> I'm having a hard time finding the documents. Can you tell me where you
> found the PARCC definitions?
> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Holly Thomas <>wrote:

>> I've been reviewing recently released PARCC documents and was confused
>> that PARCC is defining a trapezoid as having "at least one pair of parallel
>> sides". However, the most recent definition I can find issued by NYS is in
>> the 2005 Standards math glossary, in which a trapezoid is defined as having
>> exactly one pair of parallel sides. Since this will impact instruction from
>> Grade 3 on, I'm curious is anyone else is aware of this issue, or any
>> discussions surrounding it.
>> Holly Thomas
>> Math Coach
>> Indian River Central School District
>> Philadelphia, NY
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