VUSD Math and Dr. Boaler Parent Night 5.23.13

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VUSD Math and Dr. Boaler Parent Night 5.23.13

  1. 1. Math Parent Night for VUSDStudents Grades 4 - 8Join Professor Jo Boaler from Stanford University in a discussionabout how students learn mathematics and how parents can supporta growth mindset for continued success in math.Thursday, May 23, 20136:00 - 7:30 pmWashington Middle SchoolMulti Purpose Room740 Olive AvenueVista, CA 92083Transition to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics hasbegun in VUSD! Tonight is an opportunity to meet with the VUSDDistrict Staff and a leading mathematics educator, Jo Boaler, fromStanford University.Common Core Mathematics Standards focus on fewer standards, providing more time to build deepunderstanding. The intent is for students to be able to understand, connect and communicate theirmathematical learning through goals stated in the Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice for grades Kthrough 12.Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and author of seven books,including Whats Math Got To Do With It? and Connecting Mathematical Ideas - a collection of middle schoolcases of teaching, with Cathy Humphreys. Her former roles include being the Marie Curie Professor ofMathematics Education in England and a middle and high school teacher of mathematics.How will mystudents math classeschange?How do studentslearn math?How do I help my childbe successful in math?

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