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Topic: June 2012 Integrated Algebra Regents
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 Samis, Karen Posts: 45 Registered: 9/16/08
Re: June 2012 Integrated Algebra Regents
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 10:17 PM
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Yes!

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On Jun 15, 2012, at 9:54 PM, "Liz Waite" <elizwaite@aol.com<mailto:elizwaite@aol.com>> wrote:

And did you give them zero points??
Liz

Elizabeth Waite
AMTNYS Vice-President

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From: Samis, Karen S <Karen.Samis@RCSDK12.org<mailto:Karen.Samis@RCSDK12.org>>
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Sent: Fri, Jun 15, 2012 8:37 am
Subject: Re: June 2012 Integrated Algebra Regents

Michael, our kids did the same thing. They solved each of the equations for y!

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On Jun 15, 2012, at 8:31 AM, "Michael Pershan" <mpershan@gmail.com<mailto:mpershan@gmail.com>> wrote:

> I am pretty upset with #31. The question asked students to "solve a system of
equations for y."
>
> There are two ways to interpret this question: (1) Solve the system of

equations or (2) solve both equations for y.
>
> Neither interpretation fits the language particularly well. If (1), the

solution for a system of equations HAS to be an (x,y) pair. Why only ask for the
y-value? If (2) why call that solving a system of equations, and why ask to
solve two equations for y?
>
> In the end, the Regents was going for (1). But lots of my students interpreted

the question as (2), and solved both equations for y. I'm not sure what the
purpose of using this odd language was, and I think that it hurt a lot of my
students.
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Date Subject Author
6/15/12 Michael Pershan
6/15/12 Samis, Karen
6/15/12 ElizWaite@aol.com
6/15/12 Samis, Karen
6/15/12 Karen Insley
6/15/12 Emily Meyer
6/15/12 Tom Kenyon
6/15/12 Jeff Richards
6/15/12 Karen Insley
6/15/12 Samis, Karen
6/15/12 Mark Burfield
6/15/12 Samis, Karen
6/15/12 Roberta M. Eisenberg
6/15/12 Tom Kenyon
6/15/12 Roberta M. Eisenberg
6/15/12 ezseller@mail.nasboces.org
6/15/12 Tom Kenyon
6/15/12 Samis, Karen
6/15/12 Roberta M. Eisenberg
6/16/12 Christine Golanka