Mathematics

As described in Raising the Bar, the New York City Department of Education is dedicated to making all students college- and career-ready. Schools work toward this goal through teaching mathematics under the new statewide Common Core Learning Standards, which demand that students have solid conceptual understanding, a high degree of procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply the math they know to solve problems inside and outside the math classroom. The Common Core Library and EngageNY give more information on New York schools’ transition to the Common Core Learning Standards. This year, students will complete at least two Core-aligned instructional units in math. The Library holds more information and samples of student work, as well as resources for families. Students meet high school graduation requirements by earning at least 6 credits in mathematics.  Although high school students who score at least a 65 on the Math Regents exam fulfill the math requirement toward the Regents diploma, they must score a 75 or above to meet college readiness standards and pass out of remedial college courses.