# Algebra test and answers – will be here later today

June 18, 2010 pm30 2:30 pm

Update Saturday morning - it is taking longer than I anticipated. Some answers are already up. (main page) The rest will dribble in over the course of today. In the comments section Jennifer has a link to a list of answers. --- jd

The June 2010 Integrated Algebra Regents started today at 1:15.

The exam and the answers will be posted here sometime after 8PM around midnight. You might want to check in the morning.

(Teachers get stressed differently than kids do, but we still get stressed. I just came in after an almost 4 hour walk. Rough week. I’ll get over it, but posting the algebra got delayed.)

what about trig

Is anything geometry related coming soon?

I’ve been grading Geometry tests all day. Anything you’d like to know?

Yeah, I’m pretty sure I got everything right except for one. I was unsure about the perpendicular bisector construction multiple choice.

Oops. Sorry. I was mostly grading the open-ended. I really didn’t see the multiple choice, except the answer key.

I found the regents to be a bit more difficult than anticipated. 1/2 of the questions were repeats, while the other half were complete curve balls. I froze up on a question about Cartesian Coordinate System quadrants. However, I think I got in the upper 90s. (8th grade honors Integrated Algebra)

P.S. Here is a link to the conversion chart via jmap.org. Some of you may be disappointed in the fact that they skipped 99. 1 multiple choice wrong = 97. :(

Around what time will the answers be posted? My Sabbath commences at 8:10 P.M., thus I would really appreciate if they were released prior to then. Regardless, thank you.

I’m SO nervous! I have to get above a 90!!! Please release the answers soon, I have to know! I’m just dying to find out!!!!!!!!!!!

What is the minimum for a regents with distinction???

The minimum for distinction on a regents is 85. For this specific exam, a raw score of 78/87 was required. Good luck! :)

Thanks so much!!! I really hope I made it!!!!!!

No prob. I’m kinda upset that I’m already down to 96. But we’ll see. :/

I bet you’ll do great. I don’t mind if i do well or not, as long as my score is counted as a regents with Distinction. (well for me is over a 95) I have really high standards and Really bad nerves!!!

Same here. I just hope I didn’t get another m.c. wrong.

Ahhhh, I’m so impatient! I thought the test was fairly easy but there were some that were really tricky. Please post the answers soon! :)

I got the quadrants wrong and one part of the histogram wrong. I’m pretty sure I aced the rest, though. That underlying doubt just drives me nuts! Especially since they curved down for the low to mid 80s. :/

its already 8:30ish. where are the answers?!!!

its like 9:30 when’s the test coming up???

wheres the answers its 9:30 ishh

How did jmap get the conversion key so early? It’s not on the state site.

It’s 9:30! Are the answers here yet?

I have the answers for the short answer.

short answer

31. 0.014

32. Distributive property

-6a + 42

33. 37 Degrees

34. (-12)

35. it was 2 ‘V’s one was wide other was normal

and the explanation- The lower the number gets, the more wide the equation

36. No

37. x+8/3

38. a. 30

b. 20

c. 71-80

d. 81-90 and 91-100

39- Solution – (2,0) and (-4,12)

i’m going crazyy waiting for these answers! what time will they be posted??

is this a scam!!! Its 9:45…ergg..im getting frustrated

cant wait to see the answers! the suspense is killing me!

anyways thanks so much for doing this, youre the best!!

When are you going to post these answersss!!!!!!

Its 10!! Please post soon! I would like to go to bed soon!

i really got confused for the cumulative frequency median interval. i got 81-90 … because it asked mean so i crossed stuff out & yeahh…

I thought the frequency was easy. The mtpl choice was kinda hard i thought.

did any of you guys find trouble in doing the histogram? that part of the test kind of confused me too, other than that i think i did pretty good. but the questions about the intervals & whatnot threw me off :/

m.c. for question 30 asked PROFIT. and i got 6,600 as profit from 15,000 … does that make sense?!

does neone no if we got points off if we only wrote one point for the solution set ??

What was the answer to the ABSOLUTE question?

It was 334, choice 4. :o

Whoops, mean 336. Sorry.

does anyone remember wht qu. # 33 was

33 was the triangle questionnn. i got 37 degrees

when do we get the scores for the regents?

Omg im so nervous I think I already have like 7 points off already.

oh ok thanks! :) and does anyone know where to find the mult. choice questions?? not the answers, just the qu.

for the triangle question. did you have to use Pythagorean theorem & then round?

jennifer, where did u find the answers to the short answer??

Um, it was Yahoo answers @ http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100618130604AAnjLKV

And I got almost the same answers so I assumed they were right.

oh, um ok thxx

I used the sine ratio for that question. I got 37°.

Anyone know when we will get the scores for the Regents?

We’ll get our scores when our teachers decide. My algebra teacher is spending all day Monday marking. She said we’ll get them back either Monday 8th period or Tuesday. You may get it back sooner or later.

Check here and on jmap.org for answer keys, tests, and conversion charts. I will link you if you want. :)

link please!

ohh cuz idr getting 37, i feel like i put 40 or something idk i remember rounding. i was taught u could do it either way so i was gonna check it with trig but i forgot :/ hope i got the right answer

anyone know how the curve works for this regents?? like if we score above a 90, do we still receive extra points

you might get a point or two for lower 90s, and you cant get a 99 this year they curve down.

ohh. ok thx:) cause i think i scored above a 90 idk im kinda nervous right now cause i havent seen the m.c. yet hope i didnt make any careless mistakes

This regents was curved down. :(

1x – 98

2x – 97

3x – 96

4x – 95

And that’s what I remember off the bat.

I technically should’ve gotten a 97, but I got 1 M.C. wrong (2 pts) and 1 pt off a 4 pt question (1 pt). STUPID MISTAKES! :(

can someone explain the conversion chart to me??

It basically gives free points to people who get bad grades so that they can pass. If you got above a 90 it might give you a point or two but if you get a 35 it boosts you to a 65. Very unfair considering they curved down this year in the high 90s.

aahh i hate tht ! where did u see the mult. choice is it posted somewhere else?

how much pts. was #39 worth? and if i only marked one solution set, do i still get full credit or do i only get partial credit?

it was worth 4 and i think you might get 2\4 or 3\4 if you did everything else right

were is the answers please.

do they give partial credit on short answers?

yes!

like you showed work and got the answer wrong, or you made a chart and you didnt write the answer

yeah, i think if you still showed work but got a wrong answer you can receive half a point, if it were on a 1 pt. question. like the last section in part 4, there was 4 1 pt. questions. im not sure about the chart tho, you shud def get some credit tho if you drew one

I think that test was way easier than all of the previous regents. The only curveball for me was number 30, the one about intrest. I got 1 but everyone in my class said they put 4.

u mean 3

yeah they all put 21600 but the wording said that was the equation for the value of the investment and it asked for the profit so i subtracted

wat was #4 ? do u remember

i got the same answer i think tht is right

yea ik well i thoiught it said the equation for interest is tht equation thing but the years was divided by3 so tht was the interest got so i thought tht 3 is right idk il just hav to see

its 1235 omg

Im not waiting anymore ill check back in the morning.

gosh we neeed those answers

I checked back in the morning like you said…….. still none.

ik i am getting annoyed

Me too

it shudnt take this long i need the answers the test was easy but i just want to kno wht i got

yah i kno right

i want ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!

Hey, cut the guy some slack. He had to ADMINISTER more exams than this. Imagine how nervous he was for his students.

Plus, he has the right to sleep in. :P

roar!!! I WILL EAT U IF I DONT GET THE ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He’s in the process of posting them, guys. XD

i kno but he said last night then this morning its nerve reckeing wen u dont kno the answers

how do u kno