McKeown, Michael

Co-Founder, Mathematically Correct!

Michael McKeown is a co-founder of Mathematically Correct, an organization of parents and others working toward improving mathematics education. Dr. McKeown served as a member of the committee which drafted the 1996 California Mathematics Program Advisory and as a member of the committee which drafted the Mathematics Standards of Learning for San Diego City Schools. Dr. McKeown also attended, at the request of the California Academic Standards Commission, the workshop that drafted the initial portions of the California Science Standards. In September of 1998, Dr. McKeown and Paul Clopton, also a co-founder of Mathematically Correct, were invited to Washington by Richard Riley, Secretary of Education, to discuss issues related to mathematics education. Dr. McKeown was one of the co-authors of both the Mathematically Correct Algebra I Reviews and the Mathematically Correct Mathematics Program Reviews for Grades 2, 5, and 7.

Dr. McKeown works as a faculty member at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California, where he studies the genetic control of development and behavior. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Biology at the University of California, San Diego, where is the organizer and lead teacher of the graduate level Advanced Genetics course.

Mathematically Correct is a nationwide organization dedicated to the improvement of mathematics education. The membership spans the political spectrum. Good mathematics instruction is not an issue of just one party or one political point of view. Mathematically Correct supports high standards of learning and well designed, objective studies to measure effectiveness of various programs and teaching methods. Members of Mathematically Correct have contributed to the writing of the California Mathematics Standards, the California Science Standards, the California Mathematics Framework, the California STAR test, the California Mathematics Program Advisory and the San Diego City Schools Mathematics Standards. They have also given invited testimony to committees of the US House of Representatives, and both the California Assembly and Senate. Members recently met, at his request, with Richard Riley, Secretary of Education, to discuss key issues in mathematics education.

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