We understand what is technically mathematically correct, but the issue is, is it worth taking 33% of the credit off on this question because of that concept on an Algebra 1 exam?


From: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org [mailto:owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Kathleen Curtis
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:49 AM
To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
Subject: RE: #34 Algebra Regents


Because there is no y in the equation they are asked to solve, the answers should not be in ordered pairs.

We were grumpy about a similar question a few years ago, but there is no y in the quadratic equation. So mathematically the answer should not be an ordered pair.

SED is consistent on their answer from years past.



Kathy C 

From: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org [owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org] on behalf of Katherine Cook [kcook@fmschools.org]
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:30 AM
To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
Subject: #34 Algebra Regents

We are about to call SED 518-474-5900 about the rubric on #34.  The rubric says to take one point off if they list the roots as an ordered pair.  We disagree.  Roots of a parabola are the x-intercepts.  Why can’t they be written as an ordered pair? Especially since the question requires students to do the graph. 

What are other people’s thoughts on this?


Katie Cook

Fayetteville-Manlius CSD

Manlius, NY 13104

(315) 692-1951


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