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Topic: Grading Graphing Questions
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michelle Van Etten

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From: Moravia High School
Registered: 6/24/09
Re: Grading Graphing Questions
Posted: Jun 4, 2012 3:12 PM
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At my school we still give full credit.

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Anne E.
<aevangelos@holyangelsacademy.org>wrote:

> I teach in a small school. There are four math teachers; each of us has
> one entire Regents or AP Course. Every year we have a discussion, when
> grading exams, about how much credit to give (or not) for graphing
> questions. Here's the situation:
>
> Assuming the question is a non-part I graphing question(such as graphing
> two lines, graphing two inequalities, graphing a parabola, graphing a
> parabola and a line), and the student draws the graph(s) correctly, labels
> everything, identifies point(s) of intersection or overlap of shading
> correctly, but does not show how they graphed the line or parabola, i.e.,
> does not show a table, or the slope and intercept, or a test point for
> shading, Do you give full credit, or do you take off points because not
> enough work was shown?
>
> The Scoring guide often indicates "appropriate work is shown" but what do
> you consider "appropriate work?" If this were a question on my own test, I
> would take off points for not showing the table, etc. to draw the graphs.
> However, this is the Regents . . . I do not want to be shorting my
> students of points that others could be receiving.
>
> Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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