THE STATE
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234 
TO: 
The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents 
FROM: 
James A. Kadamus 
COMMITTEE: 
EMSCVESID 
TITLE OF
ITEM: 
Proposed Amendment to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to State Learning Standards for Mathematics 
DATE OF
SUBMISSION: 
February 18, 2005 
PROPOSED
HANDLING: 
Discussion 
RATIONALE FOR
ITEM: 
Implementation of Regents Policy 
STRATEGIC
GOAL: 
Goals 1 and 2 
AUTHORIZATION(S): 

SUMMARY:
Attached is a proposed amendment to section 100.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Supporting materials for the proposed amendment are available upon request from the Secretary to the Board of Regents.
The purpose of the proposed amendment is to modify the definition of the State learning standards for mathematics, consistent with policy enacted by the Board of Regents. In January 2005, the Board of Regents accepted the recommendation of the Mathematics Standards Committee to modify standard 3 of the State learning standards for mathematics, science and technology.
A Notice of Proposed Rule Making will be published in the State Register no later than March 2, 2005. The proposed amendment will be submitted for approval in May.
Attachment
AMENDMENT OF THE REGULATIONS OF THE
COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION
Pursuant to Education Law sections 101, 207,
305, 308, 309 and 3204
Subdivision (t) of Section 100.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner
of Education is amended, effective June 9, 2005, as
follows:
(t)
State learning standards means the knowledge, skills and
understandings that individuals can and do habitually demonstrate over time as a
consequence of instruction and experience.
(1)
State learning standards are organized into several general curriculum
areas:
(i)
. . .
(ii)
Mathematics, science and technology.
(a)
Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry and
engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop
solutions.
(b)
Students will access, generate, process and transfer information using
appropriate technologies.
(c)
[Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident
by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in
realworld settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of
number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability and
trigonometry.] Students will,
through the integrated study of number sense and operations, algebra, geometry,
measurement, and statistics and probability, understand the concepts of and
become proficient with the skills of mathematics, communicate and reason
mathematically and become problem solvers by using appropriate tools and
strategies.
(d)
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles and
theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize
the historical development of ideas in science.
(e)
Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design,
construct, use and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and
environmental needs.
(f)
Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect
mathematics, science and technology and apply the themes to these and other
areas of learning.
(g)
Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics,
science and technology to address reallife problems and make informed
decisions.
(iii)
. . .
(iv)
. . .
(v)
. . .
(vi)
. . .
(vii)
. . .
(2)
. . .