The Math SCASS works on mathematics standards, curricula, instruction, assessment, and the common core.
The Math SCASS focuses on the following areas:
- Resources for high quality content-based professional development, including ways of using Illustrative Mathematics, the Progressions, and videos.
- Identifying needed resources for high quality, content-based professional development that are not currently available, and work on securing or producing these resources.
- Two Workshops for state Math and/or professional development leaders to identify what professional development for the Common Core should look like, with a special one-day add-on for SCASS members.
- Serve state mathematical needs, especially in connection to the Common Core; identify other areas of need as states work on implementing the Common Core.
Math Collaborative Advisors: Bill McCallum and Ellen Whitesides
In addition to founding the Institute for Mathematics and Education at the University of Arizona, Bill McCallum was one of the lead writers for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. Bill is a University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and the head of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona. Ellen is currently working on projects that are related to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics at the Institute for Mathematics & Education at the University of Arizona. In this position, she spearheads professional development efforts related to the Common Core in Mathematics as well as projects related to the PARCC assessment consortium and the Illustrative Mathematics Project.
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