The Pleasanton school district is scheduled to host a Common Core Math Workshop and Instructional Materials Fair today.
The fair will include a display of the mathematics instructional materials being considered for adoption, as well as a variety of "hands-on" sessions for parents or guardians which will focus on classroom instructional strategies and key ideas in mathematical practice in the Common Core State Standards.
Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to choose three sessions, 45 minutes each.
Some of the sessions include:
* Calculus: The Right Destination for All?
The discussion about high school mathematics course pathways has focused on ensuring students have an opportunity to take Calculus in High School. But with new types of mathematics and statistics being used in application, the ubiquity of computation, and 'big data,' what skills are required of students in the 21st Century? This session will delve into what skills are required for discrete mathematics and how you can help your students build those skills.
* New Assessment World: Smarter Balanced Assessment and Depth of Knowledge
Find out more about the Smarter Balanced Assessment and the latest decisions on implementation and scoring.
* Modeling with Fractions
Knowledge of fractions is an integral part of the elementary school curriculum and provides a foundation for learning measurement, ratio and proportion, percents, probability, and algebra in secondary school mathematics. This session will help participants deepen understanding of fractions in order to support math learning at home utilizing models.
Workshop sessions will be presented by Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) staff and Pleasanton teachers.
The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave.