California State University Northridge
Department
of Mathematics
Interdisciplinary
Research Institute for the Sciences (IRIS)

Office: Santa Susana Hall, Room 127 Telephone: (818) 6777792, Fax: (818) 6773634 Email: david.klein@csun.edu
Spring 2014 Schedule Math 625
& Phys 595CL, Math & Phys of Climate, Low Dimensional
Models, MW 5:000
to 6:15 p.m.,
CH 5117
Math 494, Practical Experience in Mathematics Office Hours: MW 4:00 to 4:50 & by appointment 

B.S. Physics 1975,
UCSB B.A. Mathematics 1975, UCSB Ph.d. Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, 1981 

Professional Interests Mathematical Physics, General Relativity and Cosmology, Statistical Mechanics, Climate Science, Mathematics Education 
New:
Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Change and Climate Science at
CSUN: www.csun.edu/climate
Research
Articles
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, History of Mathematics Education,
Teacher Education
K12 Mathematics Education
A quarter century of US 'math wars' and political partisanship, (c) Taylor & Francis, 2007. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, Volume 22 Issue 1, January 2007, p. 2233, doi:10.1080/17498430601148762 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17498430601148762) The BSHM Bulletin is available online at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17498430.asp
Open Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger
and Members of the California Legislature in support of
California's Standards System for K12 Education. Faculty and administrators from California
colleges and universities are invited to endorse
Why Johnny Can't Calculate,
by David Klein and
Jennifer Marple, Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2005
The State of State Math Standards 2005, by David
Klein
with Bastiaan J. Braams, Thomas Parker, William Quirk, Wilfried Schmid,
and W. Stephen Wilson
Technical assistance from Ralph A. Raimi and Lawrence Braden
Analysis by Justin Torres
Foreword by Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Panelists:
Mike McKeown, Brown University
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University and former NCTM President
David Klein, California State University, Northridge (For Klein's
Presentation click here)
Lee V. Stiff, President of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics
Tom Loveless, Brookings Institution
Moderator: Lynne V. Cheney, AEI
("Real Player"; click here to get free download)
Other Education Related Links
Mathematically Correct, (archived) formerly the most influential parents' organization to improve mathematics instruction in K12
New York City HOLD
National on mathematics education reform, or NYC
HOLD,
was "formed in order to address mathematics education in the New York
City
schools and to provide an organization for parents, educators,
mathematicians
and other concerned citizens to work to improve the quality of
mathematics
education"
United
States Coalition for World Class Math
Core Knowledge Foundation,
founded in 1986 by E.D.Hirsch Jr.
What
Elementary Teachers Need to Know, College Course Outlines for
Teacher
Preparation, from the Core Knowledge Foundation. Syllabai are
available
for Math, Science, History, Geography, Music, Art.
National Council on Teacher Quality
American Board for Certification of
Teacher Excellence
These two organizations provide high quality teacher certification
programs.
Nonpartisan
Education Review provides a forum for nonpartisan education issues,
through a peer reviewed electronic journal
Kitchen
Table Math (the sequel) gives illuminating insights and good tips
for parents on
teaching math to their children
Save Our Children from Mediocre
Math, a parents' group in Thousand Oaks, California
TeachMath.net, created by math teacher E. Toby Earl
Where's The
Math? Washington state parents and educators for
mathematically correct curricula
Ilinois Loop
A web site with a wealth of information about math education and other
subjects
Weapons of Math
Destruction Comics and commentary
Maths is
good for you! History of mathematics for young mathematicians
MissouriMath.Org on shortcomings of the Missouri's standards. See also explanation of Reform Math.
Missouri
Math Coalition, a statewide alliance of parents, students, teachers
and community members with the mission of promoting authentic math
education in Missouri public schools through worldclass mathematics
standards and high quality curriculum.
Bas Braams'
education
page
Bill Quirk's home page
Ralph Raimi's home
page
Hung HsiWu's home page
Richard Phelps
home page
CSUN and Political Issues
Green Capitalism: The God That Failed, by Richard Smith, Truthout, January 9, 2014Why is Norman Finkelstein Not Allowed to Teach? in Works and Days, special issue: Academic Freedom and Intellectual Activism in the Post9/11 University, February 2009
CSUN United for Peace and Justice, a coalition of CSUN faculty, students, and university community members
Mechanisms
of Western Domination: A Short History of Iraq and Kuwait
Commentaries by Historical Figures on
Socialism, Capitalism, and Imperialism
Hitler, Nazis, Socialism, and Rightwing Propaganda
Humor
From the 1990s: Yale Calculus