**Session I, Introduction to the Common Core:**

The goal of Session I, ** Introduction to the Common Core, **is to give educators background information on the Common Core State Standards along with teaching principles and tools that are crucial for implementing changes in pedagogy and a mathematics curriculum. The eight standards for mathematical practice are expressed in such a way that teachers should seek to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts in their students across all grade levels. Additional Common Core resources are provided and examples are given as how to effectively use them for classroom instruction, content knowledge, and curriculum planning. Finally, an overview of six shifts in the way mathematics assessments will be impacted is presented; however, specific Regents Exam in Algebra I topics will be covered in Session II,

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**Resources:**

- Progressions Documents - Algebra, Functions, Statistics and Probability, and Modeling
- PARCC Model Content Frameworks - Assessment Limits and Clarifications
- A Story of Functions - Curriculum Map
- Illustrative Mathematics - Examples by Standard
- Standards for Mathematical Practice

**Session II, Guide to the Regents in Algebra I:**

The goal of Session II, ** Guide to the Regents in Algebra I, **is to inform teachers of the test design of the Regents Exam in Algebra I (Common Core) and how it measures the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). How the CCLS are grouped according to conceptual categories and clusters will be covered along with which of the CCLS the Regents Exam in Algebra I (Common Core) will focus on. Additional Common Core resources are provided and examples are given as how to effectively use them for classroom instruction, content knowledge, and curriculum planning. Finally, an overview of the question types, Mathematics Tools, and the Reference Sheet are covered while specific sample questions for the Regents Exam in Algebra I (Common Core) will be covered in Session III,

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**Resources:**

- New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics
- Regents Exam Information for Mathematics
- Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Model Content Frameworks
- Content Emphases

**Session III, Exploring Sample Questions:**

The goal of Session III, ** Exploring Sample Questions, **is to provide background information on the sample questions for Algebra I (Common Core). During this session, teachers will have the opportunity to hear about the purpose of the questions, information on how they were created, a description on how to use the sample questions, descriptions of the multiple-choice and constructed response questions, and key information that is provided with each sample question. In addition, the released sample questions will be reviewed, highlighting how these questions faithfully measure the Common Core. Upon viewing the session, teachers will have the opportunity and choice of whether they would like to work through all eight or a select number of the questions included. Additional sample questions that measure multiple representations of two standards and represent the New York State Algebra I clarifications will be released to the field in the Fall of 2013.

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**Resources:**

- Sample Questions on EngageNY
- www.engageny.org/resource/regents-exams-mathematics-algebra-i-sample-items
- Additional questions demonstrating multiple representations and the New York State clarifications are scheduled to be released in Fall 2013

- Curriculum Modules on EngageNY
- Integrated Algebra Regents Examinations
- Illustrative Mathematics: Sample Questions Sorted by Standard