NYSED/CUNY Fast Track GRASP Math Packets

Download a description of the NYSED/CUNY Fast Track GRASP Math Packets, written by Mark Trushkowsky and Eric Appleton (CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE Program).

NYSED/CUNY Fast Track GRASP Math Packets

These packets were designed to be used in any of the following program models:

  • ABE/HSE math classes (in class or as additional independent work)
  • Distance Learning: For only those EPE programs with NYSED approval: 24 contact hours per packet
    • May also include 6 hours of in-person class time
    • As an additional supplement to classroom instruction providing the students in class have not been give the packets for independent work
  • NYSED-approved Fast Track classes (may be used as lessons in math classes)

The packets provide practice in the high-priority topic areas on the TASC, as identified by subject experts from the New York State Department of Education. Students develop underlying concepts as an introduction to each topic and then practice applying what they have learned in context. Students work through TASC-style questions followed by guidance on test-taking skills and explanation of answer choice design. Each packet provides instruction on the language of the math topic, which is helpful for all students, and especially for lower-level students and English Language Learners.

Each subject area is divided into part one and part two, for a total of 16 packets.  

If you use these materials with your students, please give us feedback on the experience (teacher survey, student survey).

If you have any questions about the administration of a Fast Track Program or a GRASP Distance Learning Program, please contact Rosemary Matt, NYS Director of Accountability at Rosemary.Matt@cayuga-cc.edu.

Note: The Fast Track GRASP Math Packets use a Creative Commons license of Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), which means that they can be shared, copied and redistributed in any form, as long as the document retains attribution to CUNY/NYSED for their creation.

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