Date: Jan 19, 2012 6:06 PM
Author: Roberta M. Eisenberg
Subject: Re: common core geometry question

I think it means the latter.  There used to be a classic construction in the old geometry Regents that required a student to divide a given segment into any number of congruent parts.

In your example, the ratio is 3:4 so that there will be 7 parts. Then depending on how the question is worded, there would be two answers.

If you need further info as to how to do the construction, let me know.

Bobbi Eisenberg,
Chairperson UFT Math Teachers Committee

On Jan 19, 2012, at 5:31 PM, Lisa Clark wrote:

> Has anybody started to write curriculum for the common core High School courses?
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> Here is one standard for Geometry : G.GPE.6 Find the point on a directed line segment between two given points that partitions the segment in a given ratio.
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> Do you think this means find the midpoint? (that is what I found on one website)
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> or they have to find a point between two given points such that the ratio of the segments is 3:4 (for example) ? What do they expect the students to do to find this out?
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> Anybody???
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