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[apcalculus] Raw Sewage
Posted:
Apr 8, 2008 3:16 PM


After spending the morning giggling with my students over the rate of raw sewage at a treatment center (fortunately I enjoy a good poohpooh joke as much as any high school student), I promised I would ask you all this question: WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?? This particular question is the first Free Response on both the AB and BC AuditApproved sample test. Do the authors use real situations and actual data? Do they not realize that we will be standing in front of a room full of teenagers, trying to keep a straight face, while the sewage hits the fan? Actually, it was a pretty fun day, but I am curious as to where the data comes from! Vona By the way, if any of you like to write your own comparable questions to give as a quiz after discussing the Free Response homework (which is what I do), avoid my mistake: Don?t change this particular problem to a vat of liquid chocolate in the hopes of making it all seem sweeter  the resulting comparisons were not pretty!!
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