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RE: Phasing out Math B
Posted:
Jun 11, 2009 9:43 PM



we did this for the math A. students took both on the last day and we had two students get through the math a and fail the integrated. You could argue that this is not the best method and it's probably not but, the students are now on track for graduation,. don't have to take a course with a majority of freshmen in the room etc. It can work Kevin Connolly Math Teacher Elmira Free Academy 933 Hoffman Street Elmira, NY 14905 (607) 7353101 kconnolly@elmiracityschools.com
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From: ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org on behalf of TKENYON@crcs.wnyric.org Sent: Thu 6/11/2009 3:22 PM To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org Subject: Re: Phasing out Math B
Now, I may be mistaken, but haven't we been told that "Math A" and "Math B" are simply names of the assessments? I'm under the impression that as long as the student has sat through the course leading to that exam, that they can take that exam. And, there are districts that throughout the Math A/Math B, never switched from "Algebra","Geometry","Trig" (although, I'd assume they adjusted their curriculum within those courses.) (Jamestown, I think, is one such district.)
Thus, couldn't you teach Algebra II/Trig, and allow students to sit for both exams (and take the higher of the two grades?) Especially if they did poorly on the Algebra II exam, which I presume will be the first exam of Regents week.
There are, of course, all those side issues of which grades are reported to the state, etc., but shouldn't any decision be based on what's best for the students?
Tom Kenyon CRCS Mathematics/Physics tkenyon@crcs.wnyric.org
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To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org From: KQuattrone@alli.wnyric.org Sent by: ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org Date: 06/11/2009 10:34AM Subject: Re: Phasing out Math B I can't understand why anyone would want to stay with Math B. Math A & Math B were the biggest disaster ever in NYS Mathematics. Tonia Phippen <tphippen@bmcsd.o rg> To Sent by: nyshsmath@mathforum.org ownernyshsmath@m cc athforum.org Subject Re: Phasing out Math B 06/11/2009 09:22 AM Please respond to nyshsmath@mathfor um.org I'm deciding currently whether to switch to Alg. 2 & Trig or give the Math B once more in June 2010. Is there anyone else with this dilemma? I think that we will just offer review sessions to students that do not pass in June 2010(if we choose to give the Math B). Our school doesn't have the regents as a prerequisite for precalculus so most students interested in the advanced regents diploma would probably enter precalculus and prepare with me to take the new exam in January. ******************************************************************* * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org * * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 *******************************************************************  BEGINANTISPAMVOTINGLINKS  Teach CanIt if this mail (ID 194809162) is spam: Spam: http://milton1.wnyric.org/canit/b.php?i=194809162&m=206ea4a46da2&c=s Not spam: http://milton1.wnyric.org/canit/b.php?i=194809162&m=206ea4a46da2&c=n Forget vote: http://milton1.wnyric.org/canit/b.php?i=194809162&m=206ea4a46da2&c=f  ENDANTISPAMVOTINGLINKS ******************************************************************* * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org * * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 *******************************************************************  BEGINANTISPAMVOTINGLINKS  Teach CanIt if this mail (ID 194824079) is spam: Spam: http://milton1.wnyric.org/canit/b.php?i=194824079&m=a5e0bed1a139&c=s Not spam: http://milton1.wnyric.org/canit/b.php?i=194824079&m=a5e0bed1a139&c=n Forget vote: http://milton1.wnyric.org/canit/b.php?i=194824079&m=a5e0bed1a139&c=f  ENDANTISPAMVOTINGLINKS
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