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  • 04/20/2017 7:50 AM | Anonymous
    Register Now for the NCTM Event Near You!

    Great Math at Your Doorstep

    Register Today for NCTM's Fall Events

    Are you constantly on the lookout for new resources to use in your classroom, tools to ensure your students discover the thrill of mathematics, and research to advance your career?

     

    Look no further. NCTM's Regional Conferences & Expositions and Innov8 Conference this fall will bring great math—researched-based strategies, peer-to-peer collaboration, classroom-ready tools, and more—directly to you.

     

    Whether you're a classroom teacher, math coach, administrator, math educator, teacher-in-training, or math specialist, there's something for you at one of NCTM's upcoming professional development events. 

    Start Planning

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    Register for the NCTM Regional Conference that's most convenient for you. You'll have the opportunity to participate in insightful education sessions, dynamic exhibits, and top-notch networking opportunities.

     

    Meet with other like-minded educators and improve your knowledge and skills with high-quality professional development and hands-on activities.

    The Innov8 Conference is specifically designed for team collaboration and learning. During the event you'll work with your team to apply your knowledge with an action plan to take back to your school or district.

    The Early-Bird Gets...The Best Rates and Rooms!

     

    Catch the best rates with early-bird registration for NCTM's fall events. Register early and you'll save up to $80 off with early-bird registration rates. Maximize your savings and your conference experience when you make your reservation at one of our partner hotels. Rates have been negotiated to ensure you get the best room, but a limited number are available. Make your plans now:

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  • 04/20/2017 7:47 AM | Anonymous

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  • 03/23/2017 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    The Connecticut Council of Leaders of Mathematics invites you to the

    CCLM SPRING 2017 Dine and Discuss Dinner

    Thursday, April 27 from 4:30 to 8:00

       at the BACI GRILL in Cromwell, CT.


    Focus Topic: Following up on the Commissioner's Council Math Report”


    Special Highlight: Presentation of the Betsy Carter Memorial Award to Charlene Tate Nichols


    Agenda for the Evening:

    4:30 to 5:00          Registration, Fruit, Vegetables, Cheese, Crackers, and Cash Bar

    5:00 to 5:30          Presentation by Jennifer Michalek, CSDE Mathematics Consultant

    5:30 to 6:00          Presentation of Betsy Carter Memorial Award for Mathematics Leadership to Charlene Tate Nichols (with her remarks to follow)

    6:00 to 7:00          Dinner and Table Discussions:  

    ·       "What have you done in your school or district during the 2016-7 school year to support the recommendations in the Commissioner's Report?" 

    ·       "What are you planning in your school or district during the 2017-8 school year to support the recommendations in the Commissioner's Report?" 

    7:00 to 7:45          Follow-up from table discussions, questions, and wrap-up


    Dinner Buffet: Sirloin Tips, Cider-glazed Salmon, Chicken Florentine, Pasta Primavera, Waldorf Salad, Vegetables, Potatoes, Dessert, and Hot Beverages.


    Email John Keogh for the registration form: jjkeogh@hotmail.com

  • 03/23/2017 7:31 AM | Anonymous
    NCTM President's Message - Matt Larson
    Do You See and Engage Your Hidden Figures?  |  By Matt Larson  |  March 2017
    NCTM has the resources your teachers need!
    Lyn, 
     
    By now most of us with an interest in mathematics or mathematics education have seen the powerful movie Hidden Figures—many of us likely more than once. The inspiring film focuses on the critical role of three African American women and their significant contributions to the mathematical and engineering work necessary to the initial success of the U.S. space program in the 1960s. 
     
    The movie also uncovers for many of us the significant mathematical contributions many African American women made, beginning in 1943, to aeronautical research as part of the West Computing Group at Langley, where they manually carried out complex computations for flight and space research as "human computers."
    What's Matt Been Up To?
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    Reston, VA 20191-1502

     
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  • 03/23/2017 7:23 AM | Anonymous

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

    The NATIONAL MATH COACHING CONFERENCE
    Making the “Cultural Shift” to Math Coaching in Maine

    Thursday, June 1, 2017
    from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

    at the University of Maine at Farmington

     

    Key Note Speaker – Antonia Cameron
    Co-author of
    Agents of Change: How Content Coaching Transforms Teaching and Learning

     

    Speakers include:

    Deborah Schifter: Education Development Center

    Susan Jo Russell: Technology Education Research Center

    Courtney Baker: George Mason University

    Pamela Bailey: Mary Baldwin University

    Melinda Knapp: Oregon State University, Cascades

    Lynsey Gibbons: Boston University

     

    Each Attendee will receive a copy of:
    Agents of Change: How Content Coaching Transforms
    Teaching and Learning
    by Lucy West and Antonia Cameron

     

    Registrations are now being accepted for the  
    NATIONAL MATH COACHING CONFERENCE
    Registration Limited to 120
    Registration Fee: $50* per person
    * includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

     

    Not an MMCP Coach? Please click here for a registration form.
    MMCP Coaches Only: Please click here for a registration form.
    Return your completed registration form and your $50 check to:
    Office of Graduate Studies
    111 South Street
    Farmington, ME 04938
    Please make your check payable to the University of Maine at Farmington.
  • 03/15/2017 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    National Math Festival: Wonder-ful Math with MoMath!
    Saturday, April 22 in Washington, D.C.


    Dear math enthusiast,

    Join MoMath for a day of interactive fun at the second-ever National Math Festival!  Slice shapes with lasers, explore giant mazes, crank up the math tunes, design a roller coaster, and more…  Enjoy these and other Math Midway classics plus, new this year, experience the surprising shapes of math with Formula Morph and jump into an exciting race of mathematical and visual perception with TetraTruchet.

    Volunteer with MoMath at the National Math Festival

    MoMath is looking for enthusiastic, math-savvy volunteers to help visitors enjoy a variety of hands-on, interactive exhibits and allow them to discover the wonder and beauty of mathematics.  High school students and adults welcome: dcvolunteers.momath.org.


    Regards,
    National Museum of Mathematics

  • 03/12/2017 1:06 PM | Anonymous
    New Books from NCTM

    Spring Forward with New Books

    The publications that make up our newest releases provide engaging activities as well as insight into the latest mathematics education research and strategies. Developed, guided, and reviewed by noted experts in the field, NCTM publications provide insight into cutting-edge classroom strategies and research that will help you to enhance overall student learning and your individual professional development. Become a member of NCTM today and save 20% off all NCTM publications, including the titles featured below.

     

    Check out all of the new releases in the NCTM store here. 

    Shop Now: Save 20%

    Featured Publication

    Activating the Vision: The Four Keys of Mathematics Leadership

     

    Explore rich, research-based strategies and tasks that show how students are reasoning about and making sense of ratios and proportions when you focus on the specialized pedagogical content knowledge you need to teach these challenging math topics in the middle grades. Learn more.

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    New Titles for High School Math Teachers 

    Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Math for Educators and Parents

     

    This book is intended for all who are involved in K–12 math education—particularly, educators and parents—and who seek to improve their own understanding of mathematics teaching and learning to help students succeed. Coauthors NCTM President Matt Larson and Tim Kanold  tackle popular misconceptions and misguided discourse about mathematics education and draw on peer-reviewed research about instruction that can significantly improve student learning. Learn more.

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    Putting Essential Understanding into Practice: Statistics

     

    This book focuses on the specialized pedagogical content knowledge that you need to teach statistics effectively in grades 9–12. Explore rich, research-based strategies and tasks that show how students are reasoning about and making sense of statistics. Learn More.

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    Don't Miss: Mathematics Teacher Focus Issue

     

    The Mathematics Teacher November 2016 focus issue, "Teaching Mathematics Online" , shines a light about online teaching. Teachers face an array of options as they select strategies to enhance communication with students and colleagues: new tools and technology; courses designed to be interactive; and varied methods of collaboration, conversation, and participation. This focus issue explores many facets of this technology-laden topic.

    Shop more New Releases.

  • 03/10/2017 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    Do to the recent weather, two IMET trainings had to be rescheduled.  Space still remains for the following:

    CES
    March 16, 2017
    8:00 am to 12:00 pm
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rescheduled-imet-training-ces-tickets-31993237635


    EASTCONN
    March 20, 2017
    8:00 am to 12:00 pm
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rescheduled-imet-training-eastconn-tickets-31880367036

    Register today!

  • 03/10/2017 11:09 AM | Anonymous

    Two upcoming opportunities for computer science:

    For teachers:  Free Computer Science workshop for elementary and middle school teachers and administrators:  The Code.org CS Fundamentals training will take place at the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering on Saturday, March 25. To register for this free training, please go to  https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/1606/enroll.

    For Students:  Capital Community College will be hosting the 4th annual Summer Computer Science Program for middle school students (aged 12-15).
    June 19th  - June 30th
    8:30am - 4:00pm

    The 2017 summer program contains two tracks - Mobile Application Development and Cybersecurity.

    The program cost is $275 for the two-week program. Lunch is provided to students each day. Need-based scholarships are available to Hartford and East Hartford residents.

    The program website is: www.capitalcc.edu/csprogram

  • 03/10/2017 10:55 AM | Anonymous
    Mathematics Teacher Logo
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    Volume 110, No. 7

    March 2017

     

    FEATURES

    Quadrilaterals: Diagonals and Area

    Rebecca McGraw

    Students investigate geometric relationships using such strategies as dissecting-and-rearranging. 

    What Is "Repeated Reasoning" in MP 8?

    E. Paul Goldenberg, Cynthia J. Carter, June Mark, Johannah Nikula, and Deborah B. Spencer

    Algebra students benefit from the learned habit of looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning.

    Teaching Inductive Reasoning with Puzzles

    Jeffrey J. Wanko

    Engage your students with four types of language-independent logic puzzles.

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    Downloadable activity sheets and answers

    Using Technology to Prompt Good Questions about Distributions in Statistics

    Marie Nabbout-Cheiban, Forest Fisher, and Michael Todd Edwards

    Revisions of a textbook problem enhance the underlying tasks and foster conceptual understanding.

    Alphabet Soup

    Joachim A. Rebholz 

    Students are challenged to decide which letters can be modeled as the graph of a function.

     

    Check out the MT Blog, Joy and Inspiration in the Classroom, to read the latest offering

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