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Tutoring by Christine provides group tutoring for the following subjects for the June 2020 Regents exams: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Living Environment and Chemistry. All of our courses are 8 two-hour sessions and include all course materials. The cost is $300 per subject plus $25 nonrefundable registration fee. Must have 5 students registered for the course to run. No refunds once classes have begun.

The New York State High School Regents Exams measure student achievement in high school-level courses. In order to graduate from high school, students must pass five Regents exams in the following subject areas:

  1. English Language Arts
  2. A Math (Algebra 1 & 2 / Geometry)
  3. A Science (Chemistry, Earth Science, Living Environment, Physics)
  4. Social Studies (Global History and Geography, U.S. History)
  5. Any additional Regents exam or another option approved by the State.

Regents High School exams are mandatory to graduate in New York State, as designated by the New York State Education Department. The exams are designed three years before the testing year by a specialized group of teachers who are skilled in the designated subject area. Each exam must be given on a specific date at the specific time indicated on the front of the exam booklet.

You must pass the regents exam with at least a 65 to get your diploma, and 85 if you are striving to get an advanced regents diploma with honors. The courses can be taken as many times as a student needs in order to pass them.

The Geometry Regents exam tests you on a huge array of geometry-related topics. Will you be prepared?

Our extensive Geometry Regents test prep will show you everything you need to know about the format of the exam, what it tests you on, and what questions look like. We’ll also give you our best tips for acing the exam.

What's the Format of the Geometry Regents Exam?

Geometry Regents is a four-part exam consisting of 35 questions, and you’ll have three hours to complete it.

  • Here’s an overview of the format:
    # of Questions Question Type Points per Question Partial Credit Given? Total Points
    Part I 24 (#1-24) Multiple choice 2 No 48
    Part II 7 (#25-31) Short response 2 Yes 14
    Part III 3 (#32-34) Medium response 4 Yes 12
    Part IV 1 (#35) Long response 6 Yes 6
    TOTAL 35 80

     

Each multiple-choice question has four answer choices (labeled 1-4) from which you will choose one and then record it on a separate answer sheet.

For the constructed-response questions, you must do the following in order to earn full credit, per the official Geometry Regents instructions:

“Clearly indicate the necessary steps, including appropriate formula substitutions, diagrams, graphs, charts, etc. Utilize the information provided for each question to determine your answer. Note that diagrams are not necessarily drawn to scale.”

Essentially, you’ve got to show your work. Putting down only a correct answer will net you 1 point, but that’s it.

While you won’t get separate scrap paper for the exam, you may use any blank spaces provided in the test booklet (though it will not be scored). Note that you will be given one sheet of scrap graph paper (should you choose to use it) at the back of the test booklet; anything written on this will not be scored.

The following tools and devices must be available for you to use on the Geometry Regents exam:

  • A graphing calculator
  • A ruler
  • A compass

Finally, you’ll get a “High School Math Reference Sheet” with basic formulas and conversions that could come in handy during the exam. This reference sheet can be found at the back of your test booklet; you may tear it out along the perforated edges and use at any time during the Geometry Regents exam.

Here’s how the reference sheet will appear:

Download: math-reference-sheet

What Topics Does Geometry Regents Cover?

The Geometry Regents exam covers pretty much everything that has to do with shapes in math. Major topics include the following:

  • Circles
    • Pi
    • Circumference
  • Triangles
    • Types (equilateral, isosceles, scalene, right)
    • Special right triangles
    • Pythagorean theorem
  • Quadrilaterals (rectangles, squares, parallelograms, rhombuses, trapezoids)
  • Other polygons (pentagons, hexagons)
  • Lines and slopes
  • Angles
    • Acute angles
    • Obtuse angles
    • Right angles
    • Rules of angles (e.g., opposite interior angles)
  • Transformations
    • Rotations
    • Reflections
    • Translations
    • Resizing
  • Perimeters of shapes, including circles, squares, triangles, and other polygons
  • Areas of shapes, including circles, squares, triangles, and other polygons
  • Volumes of 3-D shapes, including spheres, cylinders, cones, pyramids, and rectangular prisms

What percentage of Geometry Regents does each topic take up? Refer to the chart below:

 

Domain Topics Percentage of Test by Credit
Congruence Experiment with transformations in the plane 27-34%
Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions
Prove geometric theorems
Make geometric constructions
Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations 29-37%
Prove theorems involving similarity
Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles
Circles Understand and apply theorems about circles 2-8%
Find arc lengths and areas of sectors of circles
Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section 12-18%
Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically
Geometric Measurement & Dimensions Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems 2-8%
Visualize relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects
Modeling with Geometry Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations 8-15%

Source: Engage NY via the New York State Education Department

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FAQs

Is there homework assignments?

Students are given high-quality homework assignments to use in between class sessions. This ensures that students will keep practicing and get better at the different skills and strategies that have been introduced and taught in class.

Can students make up missed classes?

Students can’t make up classes for Regents – there is only one of each offered at a time, they will be provided with all of the materials that they miss.

How many hours are Regents exams?

Most Regents exams are three hours long. The exception is the Earth Science exam, which consists of a 41-minute (approximate) laboratory component usually given up to two weeks prior to the three-hour written exam.

Can you retake Regents exam?

You may retake a NYS Regents exam as many times as you like. The highest, not the latest grade, will be counted. … Not every school will offer all the Regents exams all three times a year. You can call around and see where the test you want to take is offered when you want to take it.

How many labs are needed to take the Living Environment Regents?

The New York State Department of Education mandates that all students sitting for the Living Environment Regents Exam successfully complete 20 hours of lab.

What is a good GPA in high school?

The average high school GPA for college-bound students is likely higher than a 3.0. Typically a 3.5-4.0 GPA, which means an A- or A average, is expected for admission to top colleges. However, you may be able to gain acceptance to a less selective school with a GPA that’s as low as a 2.0 or C- average.

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