
Algebra Sampler
Posted:
Oct 29, 2007 10:24 PM


I am a bit overwhelmed by the breadth of the sample test. The vocabulary aspect was a surprise (I guessed at one answer, although in retrospect I am 100% certain I was correct).
I haven't counted points and questions, but my first impression is that the nonalgebraic aspects have been heavily emphasized.
For the last 6 years we have taught Algebra, Geometry, and Trig, teaching to the traditional courses, at depth. We did small amounts of regents review, and had reasonable results on A and B (well, very high, and respectable, respectively.)
In the light of day we will look more closely, but I am concerned about the sheer number of topics outstripping our ability to supplement effectively.
My initial impression is quite negative.
Jonathan Halabi HS of American Studies the Bronx

