Common Core math workshop, instructional materials fair today

Event will take place in the Harvest Park multipurpose room

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.

A list of the session descriptions and session times can be found online.

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.

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Posted by NoToCC
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jan 10, 2015 at 5:54 pm

To balance the views in the initial article, here is a different set of "instructional materials" on Common Core.

Of the many videos that are critical of Common Core, I like this series of 5 below which are about 10 min. each. Among many things to be concerned about, Common Core teaches subservience to the Federal Government and it will "force" students to choose a "career cluster" at an early age...about 9th grade...and then later the Federal Government will then "choose" what career the students will "be allowed" to have.

Essentially it is a dangerous trend away from the free-enterprise system we have in America toward a totalitarian state. Whatever happened to the 10th Amendment re: States' rights?

In addition, Common Core is a huge affront to our privacy as sensitive info about over 400 data sets will be obtained and tracked on each student and family. Among many other serious problems it engenders, it is a HUGE domestic spying program.

BTW: Did you know one of the authors of Common Core was the domestic terrorist, America-hating, uber socialist/marxist Bill Ayers?

Save your kids from Common Core.

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Posted by Name hidden
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on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:45 am

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