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View Diary: There Is Going To Be A Huge, Huge Drop In Test Scores This Year (101 comments)

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  •  The key to the 'gyrating' graph (1+ / 0-)
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    is to look where the function crosses 0. If it crosses at -2, then (x+2) is a factor. Then, to solve the solution, you have to make sure that everything multiplies up to -42 at x=0, which means that you needed to repeat one of the factors, (x-2) if I remember correctly.

    These were tough questions, but only insofar as they tested a deeper understanding of the math rather than just asking:

    x*3 + 6 = 9, solve for x

    •  My problem with the test is that it only rewards (0+ / 0-)

      the final result, without really rewarding understanding.

      What I mean is this:

      That "gyrating" function question is worth 1 point. Either you get ALL of the terms, and get the point, or you get nothing if you miss anything.

      What I would do is double or even triple the point value of each question, and allow students to EXPLAIN their work for partial credit (somewhere between 1/3 and 2/3).

      We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

      by Samer on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 10:37:40 AM PDT

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