Coming Together to Help Children Learn Mathematics : The Common Core State Standards

Over 85% of the population of the United States lives in states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. By coming together in this way we have an opportunity to improve mathematics education dramatically if we follow through with good curriculum and teaching that takes advantage of the focus and coherence of the standards, and makes use of the power of sharing. Prof. McCallum will describe the prospects and perils ahead, and talk about what parents, educators, and mathematicians can do to help achieve the promise of the standards.