Department of

## Alan TUCKER## and son Teddy |

- Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Physics A-137 (across bridge on first floor and to the left)

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY 11794-3600, USAe-mail: alan.tucker@stonybrook.eduphone(631) 632-8365 (office)fax(631) 632-8490office hoursThursday 12:00 to 1:00 pm starting Sept 12th. Due to health problems, Prof. Tucker will not start teaching until October.

The 2006 PCMI workshop focused on fractions, with primary attention on the preparation for fractions in elementary grades as opposed to the middle grades teaching of fractions. The working paper from this workshop is Preparation for Fractions.

Two more workshops were held to refine the topic of fractions.

The most important aspect of these workshops was that they set the stage for mathematicians to play a major role in creating new school mathematics standards. Workshop participants have played a major role in designing all recent school mathematics recommendations, such as the 2010 Common Core State Standards.

Click here for a short version of Tucker's findings about problems with the theory of performance standards, as it was applied to the Math A test.

Click here for for a complete analysis of problems with the Math A test. This article appeared in the May, 2011 issue of the American Mathematical Monthly.

## Tucker Family-- Alan, Edward, Ann, James (left to right)-- summer, 2010. |

atucker@notes.stonybrook.edu --
Applied Math & Statistics --
SUNY Stony Brook

Last update: October, 2012