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Updated 10 September 2017
NEWS AND EVENTS

Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics content and TCMS-Tools align well with findings and projections of the National Research Council Committee on The Mathematical Sciences in 2025.


A collection of video clips from a TCMS classroom is now available.


TCMS authors James Fey, Christian Hirsch, and Ann Watkins named recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Fey and Hirsch were honored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Watkins was similarly honored by the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics.


TCMS developers recently spoke on school mathematics curriculum issues at state, national, and international conferences.

Innovation in U.S. Curriculum Design: The Case of Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics. Christian Hirsch, 11th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, March, 2017. Valencia, Spain.
Delivering Open-Ended Problems with Learner-Controlled Scaffolding in a Digital Learning Environment. Alden Edson, 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for Design and Development in Education, September, 2016. Utrecht, Netherlands.
Differences Between the Intended and Observed Problem-Solving Pathways in a Deeply Digital Learning Environment. Alden Edson, American Educational Research Association 2016 Annual Meeting, April 8-12, 2016. Washington, D.C.
What is the Current State of Mathematical Modeling Education? Christian Hirsch, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2016 Annual Meeting, April 13-16, 2016. San Francisco, CA.
A Course Responding to the UWM Study on Placement and 4 Units of High School Math. Beth Ritsema, Wisconsin Mathematics Council 2016 Annual Green Lake Mathematics Conference, May 5, 2016. Green Lake, WI.
Discrete Mathematical Modeling in the U. S. High School Mathematics Curriculum. Eric Hart, 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, July 24-31, 2016. Hamburg, Germany.
Print and Digital Curriculum Design in the U. S.: The Case of Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics. Christian Hirsch, 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, July 24-31, 2016. Hamburg, Germany. (Paper)


DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Digital versions (Windows, Mac, iPad, Android) of Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics are now available from McGraw-Hill Education.


Resources have recently been developed to assist students with On Your Own homework tasks. Included are hints, scaffolding, selected answers, and occasionally complete solutions. While intended primarily for student use, these resources are also valuable aids for tutors, parents, and other caregivers.


TCMS staff design, develop, and evaluate a prototype of next generation "deeply digital" curriculum materials.

RESEARCH

Edson, A.J. (2017). Learner-controlled scaffolding linked to open-ended problems in a digital learning environment. ZDM Mathematics Education, 49(5), 735–753.


Edson, A.J. (2016). A design experiment of a deeply digital instructional unit and its impact in high school classrooms. Proceedings of the CSMC Third International Conference: Digital Curricula in School Mathematics. Eds. Zalman Usiskin & Meg Bates. Information Age Publishing.


Lemmen, Brian. (2016). Deeply digital curriculum for deeply digital students. Proceedings of CSMC Third International Conference: Digital Curricula in School Mathematics. Eds. Zalman Usiskin & Meg Bates. Information Age Publishing.


Hirsch, Christian. (2014). Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics: A problem-based, technology-rich capstone course for non-STEM students. Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development. Eds. Keith Jones, Christian Bokhove, Geoffrey Howson & Lianghuo Fan. School of Education, the University of Southampton (UK).



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

For onsite professional development facilitated by experienced TCMS facilitators, contact your McGraw-Hill sales representative or any of the facilitators listed here.



POLICY

NCTM embarks on the development of Pathways through High School Mathematics: Building Focus and Coherence (working title as of October 2016). Among the goals of this new publication is to "Define math curricular pathways leading to [differing] college pathways and career readiness, as well as active participation in our democratic society."


Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS)
Alignment of Core-Plus Mathematics: Course 1, Course 2, Course 3, and Course 4: Preparation for Calculus with the CCSS


Mathematical Modeling across the Curriculum, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 2012.


The Mathematical Sciences in 2025, National Research Council, National Academy of Science, 2013.