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Plenary Session: Keynote Address - The Signal and the Noise and Changing Teacher Preparations

Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2014: The role of the mathematics department in the mathematical preparation of teachers March 26, 2014 - March 28, 2014

March 26, 2014 (04:15 PM PDT - 04:45 PM PDT)
Speaker(s): Howard Gobstein (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC


We live amidst jolting economic and societal change.  Mathematicians have a critical role in addressing the nation’s economic transition. To be internationally competitive and provide livable wages, the U.S. workforce will need to be more educated. Universities are beginning to undertake significant changes to address severe financial constraints and enhance degree completion.  As the single most important gateway courses to bachelor degree completion, transforming mathematics education is crucial to attaining larger societal objectives. As those who educate mathematics instructors for high schools, community colleges and universities, you have major opportunities in these times of change to accomplish your education objectives.

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