Regents Recap — June, 2017: Three Students Solve a Math Problem
What is the purpose of the artificial context? Why must the question be framed as though three people are comparing their answers? Why not just write a math question?This question not only addresses the same mathematical content, it makes the mathematics the explicit focus. This would seem to be a desirable quality in a mathematical assessment item.
Instead of wasting time concocting absurd scenarios for these problems, let’s focus on making sure the questions that end up on these exams are mathematically correct.
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