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Topic: Algebra Sampler
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Algebra Sampler
Posted: Oct 29, 2007 10:24 PM
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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 non-algebraic 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

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