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Dianne Gizowski

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RE: Standards Clarification document
Posted: May 28, 2014 12:32 PM
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Back in April when this all came out, AMTNYS put the following out on this listserv that talked about the transition year(s) in respect to the definitions, so there shouldn?t be a worry for this year?s kids:

There are currently two different, widely accepted definitions of a trapezoid:

The ?inclusive? definition states that a trapezoid is a quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides.

The ?exclusive? definition states that a trapezoid is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides.

New York State?s 2014 mathematics assessments in grades 3-8 will not favor the use of either definition. Beginning in 2015, questions may appear on all of New York?s Common Core mathematics assessments (including grades 3-8 and Regents-level Geometry) that require students to know and apply the ?inclusive? definition. For all remaining Regents Exams in mathematics that measure the 2005 Revised Standards and Core Curriculum, students will not be penalized for using either definition.

If you have any further questions, please free to contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at<> or the Office of State Assessment at<>.

From: [] On Behalf Of Grace Wilkie
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: Standards Clarification document

I am so concerned for students this year if there is a trapezoid question ... I don't even think many teachers even know there is a different definition ... how is SED notifying the teachers ... there needs to be many more examples - especially about the isosceles trapezoid ... we do not need teachers or students freaking out more than they will be ...
Grace Wikie

On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Dianne Gizowski <<>> wrote:
There is a chart in the geometry progression document.

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On May 24, 2014, at 1:11 AM, "<>" <<>> wrote:
Versus sending to a site does anyone have the answers to ... Thanks

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On May 23, 2014, at 11:37 AM, Leslie Maloney <<>> wrote:
Those pages come from the "Geometry Question Types and Development" document from the Geometry Toolkit on is the direct link:


Leslie Good Maloney, Ed.D.
Director of STEM: Science, Technology,
Engineering, Mathematics, Business, & FACS
Penfield Central School District

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 11:14 PM, Grace Wilkie <<>> wrote:
I am of the "old school" so I will need some training regarding the new definition of trapezoid. I assume that all the states under PARCC are now using this definition. Is this correct?
Can someone tell me if these statements would be correct under the new definition?

Does the new definition mean
1. all parallelograms, rectangles, rhombuses, and squares are trapezoids
2. some trapezoids are parallelograms, rectangles, rhombuses and squares
3. all rectangles and squares are isosceles trapezoids
3. some isosceles trapezoids are rectangles and squares
For the standards would students then have a proof something like
G-C).11 A rhombus is a trapezoid with perpendicular diagonals
We used to have a chart trapezoid on one side and a parallelogram on the other ... is there another chart that includes the isosceles trapezoid?

Thanks for your help
Grace Wilkie

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Rita Herbst <<>> wrote:

?Hi, is there a site we can use for Geometry lessons? I am searching...


From:<> <<>> on behalf of Shelly Biggs <<>>
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: Standards Clarification document

Is there a place where I can find all of the "important" documents for CC Geometry online? I find the engageNY website difficult to navigate.


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Gene Jordan <<>> wrote:
Hi Carrie,
Here's a link until I can find it on<>

Gene Jordan
Broome-Tioga BOCES
Professional Development
Science and Math Pre K-12
435 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905-1699
Voice: (607)766-3778<tel:%28607%29766-3778>
Twitter: @mrgjordan<>

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From:<> [<>] On Behalf Of Carrie
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:56 AM
Subject: Standards Clarification document

Does anyone know where I can find the Geometry standards clarification document? Can someone post a link or copy of the document?
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