Executive Director Pamela Burdman was quoted in an EdSource article on the conversation about how much math and which classes high school students should be required to take before enrolling in a college-qualifying data science course.
A panel of University of California professors in the sciences and math will give recommendations on the contentious issue of how much math high school students should know before taking a college-qualifying course in data science. The answer could influence future course offerings and admissions requirements in math for UC and California State University.
“There’s a tension between the interest in adhering to math standards and ensuring students learn math and also recognizing the changes that are happening in the uses of math in industry and the world in general,” said Burdman.
“How UC resolves this issue will have a bearing on that, and the signals that UC sends to high schools about what is and isn’t approved will have a big impact on what this next generation of students learns.”
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