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This CAP was developed to align the modules provided by New York State to the math curriculum. These new curriculum modules in mathematics are developed with an in-depth focus on fewer topics. Our goal is to integrate the Common Core Learning Standards, rigorous classroom reasoning, extended classroom time devoted to practice and reflection through extensive problem sets, and high expectations for mastery. Completion of a curriculum module will depend on the scope and difficulty of the mathematical content that is the focus of the module. Due to a greater focus on mathematical understanding in the classroom, it is beneficial to align and implement these modules with the present curriculum. The Common Core mathematical shifts that impact the NYS assessments are used to develop a more focused and in-depth understanding of the mathematical concepts. These six shifts include; focus, coherence, fluency, deep understanding, application and dual intensity. The curriculum, instruction and assessment are a reflection of the focus and emphasis of these standards through the use of the modules.