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Ep 15. Modern relevance in the math curriculum
with Brian Conrad

The transcript for this episode is here.

You can listen to the episode here: Chalk & Talk Podcast.


Brian Conrad’s public comments on the CMF

Brian Conrad’s public comments on the CMF 

Article in The Atlantic

California's Math Misadventure Is About to Go National by Brian Conrad


Articles and programs mentioned in the episode


Nova’s The Proof (Fermat’s Last Theorem)


Richard P. Feynman:  Judging books by their covers 


Skew the Script 


The Calculus Project by Adrian Mims


The Algebra Project by Bob Moses


Dallas ISD's Opt-Out Policy Dramatically Boosts Diversity in its Honors Classes

Replacing the Calculus Track for Middletown Students Sparks Questions and a Petition from Parents

Opinion: Middletown's Misguided Math Wars

CMF and California State Standards

California State Standards

California Mathematics Framework


UC Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) minutes 


BOARS minutes, May 5, 2023

BOARS minutes, June 2, 2023

BOARS minutes, July 7, 2023

BOARS minutes, July 17, 2023

The July BOARS minutes confirm that BOARS unanimously voted to revoke allowing data science courses to validate Algebra II.

CSU Senate resolution

CSU Senate resolution January 19-20

The resolution from the California State University system faculty regarding the UCLA data science course (Introduction to Data Science).

Open letters on the CMF

Open letter on K-12 mathematics (signed by over 1700 quantitative professionals)


Data science and the high school math curriculum (signed by almost 450 California STEM higher education faculty)

On San Francisco's anti-acceleration policies

Inequity in Numbers - Call for an Investigation:  The Reality Behind SFUSD's Self-Promoted Math Course Sequence (Families for San Francisco) 

SFUSD’s 10-year experiment in banning 8th-grade Algebra I and other anti-acceleration policies are now the subject of a lawsuit by parents.  The following clip from the May 23, 2023 SFUSD Board meeting shows the superintendent acknowledging that their approach to math is not working. (Full video is here: SFUSD May 23 Meeting.  This clip starts at 2:20:04.)










Credit to Jazmin Boisclair for this helpful resource page.

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