Math B comes to an end
A week from Tuesday the very last Math B exam will be given.
Disaster from the beginning, after the impossible circle fiasco Math B’s arbitrary difficulty has been tempered by a slightly easier conversion chart.
First time given: June 2001
Questions: 20 multiple choice (2 each, 40 points), 6 part IIs (2 each, 12 points), 6 part IIIs (4 each, 24 points), 2 part IVs (6 each, 12 points)
Total Points: 88
Passing Score (last 6 times) to earn a 65: 48, 46, 47, 49, 46, 46
Score needed to earn a 90 (last 6 times): 77, 77, 76, 76, 77, 75
What next? Most of the Math B content will show up in the Algebra 2/Trig regents. Some of it has already shown up in the new Geometry regents. Students going for an advanced regents diploma will now need all 3 math exams, instead of A and B. I believe the state is allowing A + Integrated Algebra 2/Trig for the advanced regents diploma.