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July 8, 2013 Math Subject Matter Committee Minutes

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Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor

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An advisory body to the California State Board of Education

Final Meeting Minutes: July 8, 2013
Mathematics Subject Matter Committee Teleconference Meeting

(Approved on July 30, 2013)

Report of Action

Mathematics Subject Matter Committee Meeting
July 8, 2013
3 to 5 p.m.

Mathematics Subject Matter Committee (MSMC) Chair Ed D’Souza called the meeting to order.

  1. Welcome and Introductions (Information)

    The Commissioners, State Board of Education (SBE) member, and Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division (CFIRD) staff present at the nine conference call sites identified themselves and verified that they had posted the public meeting notice at their location.

    The following Commissioners participated:

    • Ed D’Souza at the Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Center for Education
    • Julie Spykerman at Anaheim Union High School District
    • Angel Barrett at Los Angeles Unified School District, who was joined by one member of the public, Mary Ann Sullivan
    • Lori Freiermuth at Olympian High School
    • Bill Honig at 650 Redwood Highway in Mill Valley
    • Jo Ann Isken at Lennox School District Office

    • SBE Member Ilene Straus participated from 11400 W. Olympian Way in Los Angeles
    • Dr. Christopher Yakes participated from Holt Hall, California State University, Chico

    The following CFIRD staff members were present at the CDE, Sacramento:

    • Tom Adams
    • Kristen Cruz Allen
    • Deborah Franklin
    • Terri Yan

    One member of the public, Brenda Williams, attended at the CDE, Sacramento, location.

  1. Discussion on Editing the Draft Mathematics Framework (Information/Action)

    MSMC Co-chair D’Souza asked CFIRD staff and Dr. Yakes, one of the framework writers, to walk through each of the higher mathematics chapters. The chapters discussed were Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Mathematics I, Mathematics II, Mathematics III, Pre-calculus, Statistics and Probability, and Mathematical Modeling. Dr. Yakes reported that he was not planning to make changes to any of the chapters other than Mathematical Modeling. He also asked for the MSMC’s advice on the tables in the chapters that list the major, additional, and supporting clusters. There was considerable discussion the tables involving their purpose, clarity, and source.

    During their discussion, the MSMC members came to a general consensus on the following:

    • Providing in the appendix a side-by-side chart of the standards in the traditional and the integrated pathway courses
    • Removing for the higher mathematics chapters the tables that list the major, additional, and supporting clusters
    • Providing an example in the Statistics and Probability chapter on how statistics can be misinterpreted which may include some information regarding effect size and bias.

    No action was taken by the MSMC.

  1. Public Comment: None

    MSMC Co-chair D’Souza adjourned the meeting at 4 p.m.

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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