tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post1254764973222951593..comments2016-12-19T11:54:27.115-05:00Comments on CCSSI Mathematics: PARCC re ducksFive Trianglesnoreply@blogger.comBlogger12125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-48833676731599776432014-08-19T21:22:13.133-04:002014-08-19T21:22:13.133-04:00The analytical, situated-learning approach would h...The analytical, situated-learning approach would have been to ask the students in a free-response question, "What is the error in thinking common to both students' approaches?" Oops. Free response = human grader = $aquaversehttp://aquaverse.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-64754737887316200772014-08-19T21:19:03.297-04:002014-08-19T21:19:03.297-04:00Awesome, to use common third-grade parlance. The c...Awesome, to use common third-grade parlance. The column did its job.aquaversehttp://aquaverse.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-91948169734705065902014-08-18T03:15:40.765-04:002014-08-18T03:15:40.765-04:00Before giving SAT MATH test you must clear your ma...Before giving SAT MATH test you must clear your math concepts it is very big issue and can create problem for student so must solve this in start. If you don’t know how to prepare this then arrange s tutor. How we can increase points in SAT MATH.sat prep boca ratonhttp://prodigypreptutoring.com/sat-prep-boca-raton/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-60382902365110541672014-08-11T21:32:29.970-04:002014-08-11T21:32:29.970-04:00Totally agree with Anonymous27Jan...if Gates is fe...Totally agree with Anonymous27Jan...if Gates is feeling so philanthropic and his philanthropy truly has nothing to do with turning a profit, why not donate computers and the infrastructure to run them, to every school in the country?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-49517533587748588692014-02-19T11:10:22.729-05:002014-02-19T11:10:22.729-05:00In grade 3, part C, the interactive version has th...In grade 3, part C, the interactive version has the students use a ? rather than <em>R</em>. But the item asks for a multiplication equation that Andy <em>could</em> have written using ? for the # of rows. From that instruction, this is acceptable: ? x 1 = ? And so is <em>y</em> x ? = 56 <br />I doubt that is what the item writers want, but that is in the range of what they asked for.C.L. Ballhttp://skepticismiscertain.orgnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-34598921795479174502014-01-27T00:12:56.143-05:002014-01-27T00:12:56.143-05:00I would not use the term "precise" in co...I would not use the term "precise" in context of the math standard.<br /><br />Precise:<br />marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.<br /><br />synonyms: exact, accurate, correct, specific, detailed, explicit, unambiguous, definite <br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-72903177950153971662013-11-19T12:02:26.734-05:002013-11-19T12:02:26.734-05:00Why didn't Gates just give all schools in the ...Why didn't Gates just give all schools in the US new computers for every student in every classroom and the infrastructure to actually use them? Easy, clean, needed. done.<br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-48063594023425712402013-11-14T21:09:05.542-05:002013-11-14T21:09:05.542-05:00The part I love is that PARCC expects students to ...The part I love is that PARCC expects students to type explanations, when most third graders (for example) have had no formal keyboarding training. How's that gonna work?? How are schools going to be expected to administer PARCC exams to various grade levels, when most have one computer lab...that's supposed to be available to students for learning activities. How long will the labs be unavailable due to testing?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-89752685083063079612013-11-14T05:35:52.607-05:002013-11-14T05:35:52.607-05:00The two number lines in the 3rd grade item are mea...The two number lines in the 3rd grade item are meant to uncover a typical misconception, that 3/2 is somewhere around 3 and 2 and 5/6 is between 5 and 6. The presentation almost seems to lead students into this typical error and to question their own understanding. Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-40728236900263386782013-11-12T22:50:47.351-05:002013-11-12T22:50:47.351-05:00Oops, yeah.Oops, yeah.CCSSI Mathematicshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12318317536740240935noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-71900312647352900682013-11-12T22:45:51.284-05:002013-11-12T22:45:51.284-05:00"The problem never delves into the true high ..."The problem never delves into the true high school caliber mathematics; that is, if a student actually forms the equation 1–x=(0.11/x²) and solves it, there’s a quadratic involved, which explains the two solutions for x."<br /><br />It's uglier than that. If you form the equation, it isn't quadratic. It's cubic, meaning that there ought to be three solutions. The third, of course, is negative, thus falling outside of the specified domain and outside of the graph.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6172532982347376290.post-9814565664991341172013-11-12T13:24:10.840-05:002013-11-12T13:24:10.840-05:00The item for 3rd grade on the PARCC website has ch...The item for 3rd grade on the PARCC website has changed cards to tiles in Part A.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com