Louise Hay Minisymposium at the Joint Mathematics Meetings
The minisymposium consisted of talks by winners of the Association for Women in Mathematics Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education and a panel, “The Mathematical Education of Teachers and the Common Core” at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans.
Background. The Common Core Standards Initiative of the National Governors’ Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers is an unprecedented cooperative effort of 49 states to work collectively to develop and adopt a strong set of common core standards for K–12 mathematics. This initiative was a focus of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Forum in October 2009 and October 2010 (more information, including slides is here). Over 40 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards.
These standards will require a sustained effort to implement, and a key component in the implementation will be the mathematical education of teachers. The purpose of the minisymposium was to bring together a group of distinguished mathematics education researchers and mathematicians involved in teacher education to discuss the education of teachers in light of the CCSS.
Mathematics, Educational Research, and STEM Education Policy: Challenges and Opportunities in the Intersection. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, National Science Foundation and Michigan State University: abstract
The panel: The Mathematical Education of Teachers and the Common Core.
Martha K. Smith, University of Texas, Austin, slides
Annie Selden, New Mexico State University, slides
Phyllis Chinn, Humboldt State University, slides
Related or relevant reports and projects:
Aspen Institute analysis of assessment proposals discussing similarities and differences of the two assessment consortia.
Reports from Achieve, including Comparing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and Japan’s Mathematics Curriculum in the Course of Study and Comparing the Common Core State Standards and Singapore’s Mathematics Syllabus.
Tools for the Common Core Standards, a blog with news about tools that are being developed to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
At the Institute for Mathematics and Education:
Intel Math, an 80-hour professional development course in mathematics content for K-8 teachers.