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Topic: Module 1's are out!
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Ann Murray

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Re: Module 1's are out!
Posted: Jul 29, 2013 9:32 PM
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David... I believe Dutchess BOCES print shop is going to sell them.
Ann M
Dover High School
On Jul 29, 2013 9:18 PM, "Leslie Tanner" <> wrote:

> At the NY State Math Teacher's Summer Conference there was an advertiser
> there that is already planning to print and sell the modules. The link is
> Hope it helps.
> Leslie Tanner

> >>> "Ryley, David" <> 07/29/13 4:01 PM >>>
> In reading through Module 1 for Algebra, a few questions/thoughts come to
> mind.
> ** Our district is considering sending the modules out to be printed and
> bound and used as teacher's manuals. Is anyone else doing this? If so, is
> each module its own "book"? Module 1 is 339 pages so all 5 put together
> must be in excess of 1600 pages.
> ** The pages still say "Pending FInal Editorial Review." Is the final
> version on track to be unveiled by 8/1? Aren't all 5 complete modules
> supposed to be done by then as well? Will these other four modules be
> posted as drafts first, or as completed documents?
> ** Does NYS have any plans to bundle all the students' classwork and
> homework problems as one PDF per course? That would make things very easy
> to bind these problems up into a nice tidy workbook. As it is now, the
> student problems are put on the same page with teacher directions, and the
> answers are already under the problems.
> **Is EngageNY going to be password protected? As of now, it would appear
> a student could go on and read the entire lesson, and homework problems
> with answers before even getting to class. The assessments are also
> readily accessible to all.
> Any insight into these items is GREATLY appreciated.
> Dave Ryley
> Beacon HS
> Beacon, NY
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM, CCSSIMath <> wrote:

>> We can't figure out which standards Lesson 1 aligns to. F-IF.7b is the
>> only standard that explicitly mentions piecewise functions, but it's in a
>> different place in the sequence and isn't mentioned in the module. Are
>> they saying a piecewise linear function derives from A-CED.1's "Include
>> equations arising from linear and quadratic functions"? Even along with
>> A-CED.2's "Create equations in two or more variables to represent
>> relationships between quantities", that's an interpretive stretch. Will
>> PARCC interpret the same way?
>> Not that there's anything inherently wrong with piecewise linear
>> functions; in fact, it's a great topic with great possibilities.
>> In fact, our biggest objection is that piecewise linear functions is
>> presented as a one day topic, not to be studied again. Do we read the
>> module right?
>> If so, this lesson and its one basic scenario (stairs/ladders)
>> perpetuates the "mile wide, inch deep" problem in curricula. There's a lot
>> more interesting stuff that can be done with piecewise linear functions.
>> Here's a sampling of problems that takes piecewise linear functions and
>> goes progressively deeper:
>> Not that Common Core allows a week to go deep on a single topic, but
>> that's one of our ongoing laments.
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