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Topic: PARCC Definition of Trapezoid
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Holly Thomas

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From: Indian River CSD
Registered: 5/1/13
PARCC Definition of Trapezoid
Posted: May 1, 2013 12:05 PM
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I've been reviewing recently released PARCC documents and was confused that PARCC is defining a trapezoid as having "at least one pair of parallel sides". However, the most recent definition I can find issued by NYS is in the 2005 Standards math glossary, in which a trapezoid is defined as having exactly one pair of parallel sides. Since this will impact instruction from Grade 3 on, I'm curious is anyone else is aware of this issue, or any discussions surrounding it.

Holly Thomas
Math Coach
Indian River Central School District
Philadelphia, NY

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