How the NCEE Limits High School Math

Chapter 4 of How the NCEE Redefines K-12 Math

Includes the  New York City Modifications

by Bill Quirk (E-Mail: wgquirk@wgquirk.com)


Here you will find a compact version of the NCEE  "Work Sample & Commentary" sets (WS&C sets) for high school math.  We also cover the New York City modifications.  In brief, the New York City authors chose to omit the NCEE set that contains the most genuine math, and they added four WS&C sets.  Three of these NYC sets deal with elementary school math.  The other, Phone Service, offered an opportunity to demonstrate important 8th grade math.  Unfortunately, that opportunity was missed.

Direct Access Links to Each WS&C Set

  1. How Much Gold
  2. Miles of Words
  3. Cubes
  4. Shopping Carts
  5. Grazing Area        [Not in the NYC version]
  6. Dicing Cheese
  7. Galileo's Theater
  8. Great Deals         [Only in the NYC version]
  9. Gas Tank            [Only in the NYC version]
  10. Phone Service       [Only in the NYC version]
  11. Two Fair Dice       [Only in the NYC version]

The Work Sample & Commentary Sets for NCEE High School Math

  1. How Much Gold Can You Carry Out?
  2. Miles of Words
  3. Cubes
  4. Shopping Carts
  5. Grazing Area  [Not in the New York City version]
  6. Dicing Cheese
  7. Galileo's Theater
  8. Great Deals  [Only in the New York City version]
  9. Gas Tank  [Only in the New York City version]
  10. Phone Service  [Only in the New York City version]
  11.  Two Fair Dice  [Only in the New York City version]
  12.       a) Find the probability of rolling a sum of eight with these dice.
          b) Which sum(s) would be most likely with this pair of dice?"
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