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Ryley David

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Re: Module 1's are out!
Posted: Jul 30, 2013 6:06 AM
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Hi Ann,

I know BOCES is going to print them for a price. I am just trying to
figure out what we want to print. Another colleague told me that when all
is said and done, there will be three different files per course
(Teacher/Student/Assessment) which is helfpul. Hope your summer is going


On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 9:32 PM, Ann Murray <> wrote:

> 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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