__The Course Outline__

Below is a general listing of units of study that an Algebra 1 student will learn in this Regents-level course. The order of topics are not necessarily in order, as all districts design their own curriculum.
1. The Real Number System2. Equations & Inequalities 3. Systems of Linear Equations & Graphing 4. Polynomials & Factoring 5. Functions & Exponentials 6. Quadratic Systems 7. Statistics 8. Sequences 9. Transformations of Functions |

__The Standards & Regents Exam Design__

Attached are the New York State standards for Algebra 1 (Common Core). These standards show the old standards, and the soon-to-be Next Generation Learning Standards for New York State Algebra 1 in a side-by-side comparison.
The Regents Examination in Algebra 1 (Common Core) has a total of 37 questions:
Part I (48 Points): 24 Multiple Choice QuestionsPart II (16 Points): 8 Short-Sized Extended Response QuestionsPart III (16 Points): 4 Medium-Sized Extended Response QuestionsPart IV (6 Points): 1 Long-Sized Extended Response Question |

The exam has a raw score of 86 points, where the passing raw score can range between 26 and 33 points. It depends on the conversion chart from year-to-year. This raw score is then converted to a final score graded out of 100 possible points, where a 65 is standard passing score and any grade 85 or above is mastery.

The exam consists of a wide range of topics, each broken down by a percentage, as shown in the table below.

The exam consists of a wide range of topics, each broken down by a percentage, as shown in the table below.

__The General Course Description__

The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Because it is built on the middle grades standards, this is a more ambitious version of Algebra I than has generally been offered. The curriculum will deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The 8 mathematical practice standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. All students will take the Algebra 1 regents exam in June. Successful passing of the New York State Algebra 1 regents in June satisfies part of the minimum math requirement for graduation.