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Erchick to Discuss Ohio’s Learning Standards for Mathematics

NEWARK, OH, Mar. 16, 2018—Ohio’s Learning Standards for Mathematics (OLSM) – based on Common Core – have been met with criticism and resistance from parents, teachers and teacher educators. The Ohio State University at Newark Professor of Education Diana Erchick, Ph.D., focuses on a resistance to teaching and implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP), an additional set of standards within the OLSM.

Erchick will talk about the resistance to OLSM and SMP as part of the Faculty Talks Outside the Box lecture series. The talk will take place on Thursday, Mar. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in room 175 of the John. L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, 1219 University Drive, at Ohio State Newark.

Erchick received her doctorate in mathematics education from The Ohio State University. Her area of expertise is the role of agency in mathematics education. According to Erchick, “For students, an active and informed sense of agency allows them to become risk takers, problem solvers, and autonomous learners. For teachers, agency plays a central role in their commitment to developing the expertise that supports instructional decision-making about their students' learning.”

Her agenda has developed to apply the concepts of social justice to mathematics education, in terms of race, class, and gender.

During Faculty Talks Outside the Box, Ohio State Newark professors discuss recent research in their fields as it relates to our community. All talks are free and open to the public.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.