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 California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Mathematics Section



This lesson is on converting distance in from miles and kilometers (km).   1 km = 0.609 mile (3 decimals).  Thus 1 mile = 1 / 0.609 which equals 1.64 km.  Dividing 1 by 0.609 equals 1.64 km.

1 mile = 1.64 km.   1 km = 0.609 mile.


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WPM               (Pressing "Burst"  speeds up reading rate!)


You are traveling North on US 101 from LA and it is 150 miles San Francisco.  How many km is that?   The sign is left blank for you to fill in.  Use the calculator below.


 Two word answer.  Careful with your spelling!   Check your answer with the Test Button.


 In the paragraph beginning:  "The bird flu virus, to date, is still not easily  transmitted to humans. There have been lots of dead birds on three continents, but so far fewer than ____ reported human deaths.     http://www.wzzm13.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=51874

 This number has been updated; as of Mar 21, 2006, according to the World Health Organization ... Type in the updated number Check it with the Test Button.


 First Paragraph ....Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt recommended that Americans start storing canned tuna and powdered ____ ...

 Fill in the blank.Check it with the Test Button.

According to a mathematical projection by Federal Scientists, based on an initial  outbreak on an East Coast chicken farm in which humans are affected, how many months, without a vaccine, would it take to infect nearly half of the US Population?  
  _____  months.   Enter a digit.  Check result with "test" button.  

Anti-Viral Treatment of Bird Flu successful!  2 steps:   

1. Click  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4209302  to find the name of the drug that cured a patient (5th paragraph).  

2.  Key that name into Google to find the trade name for that drug.   

  Enter trade or brand name for the anti-viral drug.   Check result with "test" button.  


Comments:  50 points if you answer at least (2) questions.

1. What is your opinion (important to "think for yourself", not just accept information without analyzing it, using both your logic and intuition) of this News Report?   How serious do you take it?  What plans will you make accordingly if you take it seriously?

2. What is your opinion of the "Reading Speed-Controlled Vertical Text"?   Can you suggest any improvements?

3. I am developing new ways of presenting information and learning using High Tech tools:  innovating in using Visuals, Interaction, and Virtual links to make learning more effective and enjoyable (as learning should be!).   I believe in "Continuous Quality Improvement and Innovation"  (CQII), so any comments / suggestions / critique / improvements are very welcome!

4.  How does Technology Optimize Performance?

5.  What do you think about the content and the form (format) it was delivered in? 

In the 1950's through the 1990's, there was a Physics Professor, Vin Grannell, at LACC, who said "The only business that colleges should be in is to help students learn."   He "activated" his words by writing 100s of computer-based lessons, teaching "grasshoppers" like me,  buying computers so students could learn, and pioneering interactive, visual,  warm, guided response techniques to optimize learning!   Thank you! Joseph Auciello, CIS Professor,  LATTC.  Out.

Write your answers in one continuous paragraph.  Keep it in one paragraph by not hitting the <Enter> key until the end (or not at all).  (A one paragraph answer keeps your responses together -- each paragraph has an ID codes inserted before it, and this setup now inserts codes only before the 1st paragraph.)


There are 5 Keyword answers, and 1 Short Answer.  The max for the 5 KEYWORD answers @ 20 points each is 100 points (graded immediately).  I will verify your Short Answer later.  Award yourself 50 points if you answered at least (2) questions above.   Submit your points, to a max of 150,  using the Attendance/Participation Form -- http://auciello.tripod.com/deform7830.html  (keep retaking this quiz until you reach the max.) 

This type of lesson was developed to help you learn quickly, visually, and interactively, and I hope that you learned successfully from it!   email me  Joseph@Auciello.net or comment above.   Be well. Work smart.  Prof. A. Out.


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Virtual-Interactive-Visual Applications (VIVA) Lesson by Prof. Joseph Auciello & California Technical Training. (c) Copyright, 2003 - 06.