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Some years ago, I did stumble on a book of exam of my grand-father, and was stunned by the problems: they were on subjects totally different as of today. Two examples: A tree of height 20 feet has a circumference of 3 feet. There is an arrowroot vine which winds seven times around the tree and reaches the top. What is the length of the vine? [Answer: 29 ...


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I gave an earlier answer [to a rather different question] in which I pointed to the Regents Exam Archives. One approach that you could take would be to look over a few tests from the 1990s as compared to now to see whether you sense disconnects. Of course, the Regents are rather geographically specific; so, I am not sure how well this will apply to your ...


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The most profound shift that the Common Core introduced is scattering statistics into the standards across most of the grade levels. For instance, in my state (New York), high school freshmen are expected to know how to calculate linear regressions from a two-column table and discuss the degree of correlation between the two factors. Also, upperclassmen ...


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