How to Talk to Parents About the Common Core Standards in Mathematics

Posted by Casey Sears on September 30, 2014 4:11 PM


Are you an educator wanting to know the best way to talk to parents about the new Common Core Standards in Math? Well you are in luck because Bill McCallum, a distinguished professor of mathematics at University of Arizona and author of the Mathematics Common Core, came to Sonoma State University and addressed this topic recently.

Bill McCallum spoke at the Student Center Ballroom on September 3, 2014. His presentation covered the basic facts about the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics that parents might want to know. McCallum discussed strategies on how to answer questions they might have. There is a plethora of misinformation about the Common Core Standards being spread by traditional and social media. McCallum was able to put some of the misconceptions about the standards to rest and show educators how to address the positive attributes in a way parents will understand. McCallum's visit was very interactive with the audience. He made sure to give a solution to the questions that people wanted answered. 

This event was organized by the Sonoma State Department of Mathematics and Statistics in collaboration with the School of Education as well as the SSU Math Club and SSU Statistics Club. A special thanks to the NSF Noyce Scholarship Program who made this event possible.  

Below is a video of the speech in case you missed it!