Welcome to Prof. David Klein's Home Page

California State University Northridge

Department of Mathematics        Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Sciences (IRIS)

Santa Susana Hall, Room 127 

Telephone: (818) 677-7792,  Fax: (818) 677-3634

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

K-12 Mathematics Education

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.

Other Education Related Links

Mathematically Correct, (archived) formerly the most influential parents' organization to improve mathematics instruction in K-12

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 world-class mathematics standards and high quality curriculum.

Bas Braams' education page
Bill Quirk's home page
Ralph Raimi's home page
Hung Hsi-Wu's home page
Richard Phelps home page

CSUN and Political Issues

Green Capitalism: The God That Failed, by Richard Smith, Truthout, January 9, 2014

How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt, by Naomi Klein, Common Dreams, Nov 11, 2013

Capitalism and the Destruction of Life on Earth: Six Theses on Saving the Humans, By Richard Smith, Truthout, Nov 10, 2013

The Planetary Emergency, by John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark, Monthly Review, December 2012

An Open Letter from California Scholars for Academic Freedom Regarding House Resolution 35

An Open Letter to CSU Chancellor Charles Reed Regarding the CSU-Israel Study Abroad Program (Please endorse)

Bumantu Peace Institute: Pan-African Institute for Peace, Education, Dialogue, and Development, California State University, Northridge

Institute for Sustainability, California State University, Northridge

350.org  Join world wide actions to help slow global warming

A Climate of Corporate Control: How Corporations Have Influenced the U.S. Dialogue on Climate Science and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists, May 2012

Boycott Israel Resource Page
David Klein is the faculty advisor for the CSUN's Students for Justice in Palestine and for the CSUN Greens.  The U.S. Green party has endorsed BDS and the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

Why is Norman Finkelstein Not Allowed to Teach? in Works and Days, special issue: Academic Freedom and Intellectual Activism in the Post-9/11 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

Wikileaks mirror websites

Hitler, Nazis, Socialism, and Rightwing Propaganda


From the 1990s: Yale Calculus

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