Steering a Course for Preparing Students for the Mathematical Sciences in the 21st Century


Jere Confrey
North Carolina State Univeristy
Raleigh, North Carolina

This talk will report on efforts here in North Carolina to revise state standards around learning trajectories and focused on preparing all students for the Mathematical Sciences.  I will argue that the high school math wars are failing to serve the needs of the 21st Century and that it is time to focus on preparation for the Mathematical Sciences more broadly and move away from the narrow preparation for calculus only that has been the foundation of advanced math.  A strategy for doing so practically and politically is outlined.

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