On December 10, 2007, the Arizona State Board of Education voted to increase the high school graduation requirement to include four years of mathematics. At last year's IM&E policy retreat, we anticipated this move by launching a project to develop a report on existing options for fourth year courses.
At this year's retreat we will bring together decision makers from the mathematics education system in Arizona and the nation to help focus our energies on developing fourth year mathematics courses that will meet the needs of all Arizona students.
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Introduction and orientation to the task at hand
9:30a.m. Survey of existing fourth year courses from around the nation
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Review of the new Arizona Math Standard
11:00 a.m. Workforce requirements, the view from the teachers
11:30 a.m. Brainstorm issues to discuss in afternoon
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Small groups develop preliminary white paper about each issue
3:30 p.m. Small groups report out
4:30 p.m. Next steps
The Institute for Mathematics and Education in the Gould Simpson Building at the University of Arizona, Room 837.
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18, 2008.