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Topic: Alg2Trig exam
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RE: Alg2Trig exam
Posted: Jun 21, 2011 7:53 PM
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numbers... no nature of the roots.. no simplifying rational
expressions

Part II's no regression equation... no law of sines/cosines/area....
no trig graphs....

times were they going to test that??)

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 6:48 PM, k_wolpert wrote:

I called the state on #32 this afternoon and they said that I was the
only one to complain. We strongly believe it is a flawed question (and
answer). Please call-in tomorrow if you feel the same way my department
and I feel. The number is 518-474-5900. I cannot imagine taking any
credit off for a student who successfully argues that there is no
inverse function of f(x)= x^2-6.

Kevin

Kevin Wolpert
Saratoga Springs High School
(518) 587-6690 ext. 3318
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From: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org [owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org] on
behalf of Meg Clemens [mclemens@twcny.rr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:13 PM
To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
Subject: RE: Alg2Trig exam

The key states + or ? (as a symbol) sqrt(x + 6). Just stating the
positive sqrt only is a 1 point deduction on a 2 pt problem.

From: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org
[mailto:owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5:58 PM
To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
Subject: Re: Alg2Trig exam

I already alerted our principal that there is a major problem with 32. I
have not yet seen the key. What were they looking for?
"There is no inverse function"? or instructions to restrict the domain
and THEN take the inverse? Hardly likely for a 2-pointer.

I have no confidence in the ability of NYSED to produce a good
examination in mathematics.

Jonathan Halabi
HS of American Studies
the Bronx
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM, Harry Witkin < HWitkin@lbeach.org
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I strongly agree with Meg's comment about #32; the answer must be a
function!
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6/21/11 Meg Clemens
6/21/11 hwitkin@lbeach.org
6/21/11 Jonathan Halabi
6/21/11 Meg Clemens
6/21/11 Kevin Wolpert
6/21/11 Meg Clemens
6/22/11 Ryley David
6/22/11 Eleanor Pupko
6/21/11 cumath
6/21/11 Frank Fronhofer II
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6/21/11 StGOLD2112@aol.com
6/21/11 Joe Del Giudice
6/21/11 geometry #1
6/21/11 Evan Romer
6/21/11 Meg Clemens
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