Starting the Discussion with Your District
- White paper on Modernizing High School Mathematics
- Entry Points for starting the discussion
- Resources from the Math Initiative – Work towards improving the gateway courses in the Wisconsin system.
- NCTM Infographic “High School Mathematics is Not Working”
- Using Math Pathways to Promote Conversations about Equity – a TODOS Live session by Lindsay Fitzpatrick from the Dana Center which features a 6 step process for beginning the discussion.
Articles and Resources Shared During the Book Study
- Want to share your sucesses? Consider applying for an Open Educational Resources Grant.
- The Opportunity Myth Executive Summary (An examination of how schools are letting students down and solutions) and TNTP website (the authors of the Opportunity Myth with more resources on handling teaching shortages and the broken pipeline)
- Branching Out: Designing High School Math Pathways for Equity by Just Equations (with numerous resources through the lens of social justice including the calculus debate).
- Launch Years: A New Vision for the Transition from High School to Postsecondary Mathematics (offers a set recommendations for the transition including an emphasis on engaging the local community and businesses).
- A model of a financial algebra course.
- The Strange Role of Calculus in the United States – An examination of the issues of variation and equity in the teaching of high school calculus in the United States.
- Background to the MAA/NCTM Statement on Calculus
- First Mathematics Course in College and Graduating in Engineering – An examination of the effect of beginning in high level math courses and students graduating from engineering courses.
- Insights from the MAA National Study of College Calculus – Considers the question why do students who are successful in high school calculus become discouraged and quirt.
- The Path to College Calculus – Ponders the question of which is better for high school students: a) a high level of mastery of mathematics leading to calculus or b) taking calculus itself?
- Learning About New Demands in Schools: Considering Algebra Policy Environment
What are Other States Doing?
- Ohio: High Math Pathways Symposium – Videos and resources form the symposium including a focus on Algebra 2 Equivalent Courses and High School Math Pathways Toolkit.
- Oregon: 2+1 Model – A site for the background and work on the Oregon Math Project including a summary of the actual model.
- Washington – Aligning Mathematics Pathways with Student Career Goals – A summary of proposed pathways in Washington.