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Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring gives a topic by topic review of the Algebra I Regents Exam. We review major topics like: Algebra, Functions, Number and Quantity, and Statistics & Probability.
After each section teachers will hand out practice questions, review answers, answer any questions and continue to the next topic.
Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring’s Algebra I Regents Prep Course runs from 9am-4pm, with a few 5-10 minute breaks, and a 45-minute lunch break. Classes are small and capped at a max of 18 students.
Our classes are taught close to exam dates so that students will retain more information and are designed for review of previously learned concepts with a focus on test-taking strategies and practice problems – we call these “mini-lessons”.
These mini-lessons are followed by questions and further review. Teachers walk around while students are working on the practice problems of each individual concept – which is another opportune time for students to ask individual questions about questions they are working on. We also welcome additional questions during breaks.
Our teachers are there to help you get answers and understand the material, not to “get through” the course.
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Get To Know The algebra i Regents Exam
- The Algebra I Regents exam is a 3-hour long exam that consists of four parts with a total of 37 questions.
- Part I consists of 24 multiple-choice questions worth 2 points each (48 total points).
- Part II consists of 8 constructed-response questions worth 2 points each, the constructed-response questions require students to show their work as they answer a question that has real-world mathematical applications (16 points).
- Part III consists of 4 constructed-response questions worth 4 points each (16 points).
- Part IV consists of 1 constructed-response questions worth 6 points. These questions are more extensive and may require multiple tasks that must be solved. These questions will also have real-world mathematical applications. The answers and the accompanying work for the questions in these three parts must be written directly in the question booklet. You must show or explain how you arrived at your answer by indicating the necessary steps involved, including appropriate formula substitutions, diagrams, graphs, charts, and so forth. If you use a guess-and-check strategy to arrive at an answer for a problem, you must indicate your method and show the work for at least three guesses.
- All questions in each of the four parts of the test must be answered. Your answers to the 24 multiple-choice questions in Part 1 are scored as either correct or incorrect. Solutions to questions in Part II, III, and IV that are not completed correctly may receive partial credit according to a special scoring provided by the New York State Department of Education.
- The maximum total raw score for the Algebra 1 (Common Core) Regents exam is 86 points. After the raw score for the four parts of the test are added together, a conversion table provided by the New York State Education department is used to convert the raw score to a final test score that falls within the usual 0 to 100 scale.
- Since scrap paper is not provided or permitted for any part of the exam, you must use the blank spaces in the question booklet as scrap paper. After you figure out the answer to each multiple-choice question in Part I, you must record your answer on the answer sheet provided for Part I.
- The answers and the work for the questions in Parts II, III, and IV must be written directly in the question booklet in the space provided underneath the questions. All work should be written in pen, except for graphs and drawings which should be drawn in pencil.
- If you need graph paper, it will be provided in the question booklet.
- Both a graphing calculator and straightedge (ruler) are required for the Algebra 1 (Common Core) Regents examination. During the administration of the Regents exam, schools are required to make a graphing calculator and straightedge (ruler) available for the exclusive use of each student. You are not permitted to use a calculator that is capable of communication with other calculators and/or symbol manipulation, which includes calculators that are capable of factoring, expanding, and performing symbolic algebra.
- Knowing how to use a graphing calculator gives you an advantage when deciding how to solve a problem. Rather than solving a problem algebraically with pen and paper, it may be easier to solve the same problem using a graph or table created by a graphing calculator. A graphical or numerical solution using a calculator can also be used to help confirm an answer obtained using standard algebraic methods.
- According to the State Education Department, students taking the Algebra 1 (Common Core) Regents Examination will need to use their calculators to perform the following tasks:
- Performing basic arithmetic and algebraic operations as found on a scientific calculator
- Graphing algebraic and exponential functions in an appropriate viewing window
- Determining roots of functions and the points of intersection(s) of curves
- Solving linear and quadratic inequalities graphically
- Creating scatter plots and residual plots
- § Determining a regression equation: linear, quadratic, exponential, or power
- Determining a linear correlation coefficient, r (Please note that r, r2 and R2 cannot be directly compared when calculating certain regression models.)
- Determining the variance and standard deviation of a set of data (population and/or sample)
- Determining the appropriate MODE setting for solving each problem
- Indicating the number of scores, the mean, and the appropriate standard deviation. The standard deviation for a population, σ, is calculated by using “n”, whereas the standard deviation for a sample, s, is calculated by using "n1." Students should be able to differentiate between a population and a sample.
- Using the full potential of the technology by storing all of the digits produced by the calculator during computation. Rounding to the specified degree of accuracy should be done only at the end of all computation when the final answer is found.
- Collected at the end of the Algebra I Regents Exam: Any tool provided to you by your school such as a graphing calculator. The question booklet with your name and your school's name near the top of the first page. The signed student declaration confirming you did not receive unlawful assistance. If you fail to sign this declaration, your answer paper will not be accepted.
- The Algebra I Regents Examination test booklet will include a reference sheet containing the formulas. This formula sheet, however, does not necessarily include all of the formulas that you are expected to know.
Tips on How “Survive”
The Algebra I Regents Exam
- Review Previous Tests
- By examining the kind of questions asked on older tests, you'll learn some important information that includes the targeted subject matter as well as level of item difficulty. You can find a number of old Regents Exams along with their answer keys by visiting the official Regents website (http://www.nysedregents.org/).
- Answer A LOT of Practice Questions
- After looking over questions that were written for past Regents Exams, see how well you do on similar items by answering some chemistry practice questions. Your performance on these questions will indicate which topics you need to focus on the most during your prep.
- Use The Calculator
- Learn how to use the calculator and when not to use the calculator. There’s only so much it can do for you – and you must be ready for all concepts that require this useful tool.
- Study, Study, Study!
- Do not overwhelm yourself with trying to learn or go over everything all at once. Take it slow and study a little bit at a time. Always work from the beginning, for example, go over the things that you learned at the beginning of the course or year because those are the things that are not as fresh in your memory.
- Equations – REMEMBER ALL OF THEM!
- The test will have a table of useful equations to help you, but not all are present. Don’t bet on any of them being there, just remember them all.
- Ask for help!
- If there are concepts you do not understand, do not hesitate to ask for help. Consult your teacher during the course, write us an e-mail afterwards, give us a call – we are YOUR resource for further help
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- Students will follow all instructions given by Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring Instructors and staff members.
- All students are expected to work quietly at their desk during class sessions unless otherwise instructed.
- Students are expected to be respectful to the instructor and other students.
- Students should raise their hands to ask and answer questions in class.
- Students should not be loud or disruptive in the hallways during breaks or lunch.
- Students will respect the classroom, desks, computers and all parts of the classroom. All property should remain in the same condition that it was found.
- Students are responsible to clean up after themselves and will not leave food, wrappers or other items in the room at the end of each session.
- Refunds will not be given for any classes missed due to being absent.
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- Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring does not tolerate bullying or violence of any kind. Any sign of this will be dealt with immediately and may result in removal from the class without a refund.
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