NCTM and Pi Day

03/09/2017 8:16 AM | Anonymous

Summing Up


Welcome to March! Daylight savings time begins. Pi Day celebrations occur in classrooms everywhere. St Patrick's Day shenanigans take place. The first day of spring arrives. It's a busy month as it is, but even more so for NCTM and its members. This issue of Summing Up includes a number of Pi Day resources for your students, three free opportunities for you to learn virtually with your peers, a new collection of featured classroom resources, and event information as we gear up for the Research Conference and the Annual Meeting in San Antonio which takes place in less than a month!

News for You

Pi Day Resources for Your Students

If you're in need of something to invigorate your tried-and-true Pi Day traditions, NCTM has you covered! We've gathered our best pi-related activities from books, journals, and our featured classroom resources collection that will suit your grade level. We hope you and your students enjoy this mathy holiday together!

3 Weeks. 3 Webinars. Let's Learn Together!

Looking for ways to collaborate with your colleagues from all across the country, while still staying in the comfort of your classroom or home? March provides many opportunities to join your peers in the math education community to learn together. Register for these free webinars and be sure to share with your colleagues!

Homework Tips for Parents

Homework struggles are real and NCTM President Matt Larson has some advice on handling homework even parents may not even understand themselves.  Watch this clipthat aired on and perhaps you can share some of these great ideas with your students' parents.

NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition

Creating Communities and Cultivating Change

The Alamo. Tex-Mex food. The River Walk. What else does heading to Alamo City next month have in store? The  2017 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition of course! Join more than 9,000 of your peers in mathematics education, April 5–8, in San Antonio. You'll be a part of the world's largest annual meeting for math education, which brings together classroom teachers, leaders, administrators, math teacher educators, and researchers. You'll see and hear new ideas and approaches that you can take away to do your part to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for each and every student. Register today!

Visit NCTM Central 

Be sure to stop by NCTM Central in the Exhibit Hall to learn how NCTM supports you in your career. You'll have the opportunity to grab free sample journals and swag at Member Services, discover available MET funding, visit with the Math Forum to learn about its resources and services, check out NCTM's new featured classroom resources, connect with your peers and presenters in the Networking Lounge, and actually DO math in the Math Corner!

BIG Savings at the NCTM Bookstore

Save 25% off the list price on most purchases made in the NCTM Bookstore. View firsthand all the publications that will help you in your teaching career. You'll also find a variety of specialty products that make great gifts, prizes, and incentives to spread the word about the importance of mathematics and that share your passion for teaching.

Share Your Voice
Speak at an NCTM Event

Speak at NCTM Innov8

Share your teaching ideas and practices at the  Innov8 ConferenceNovember 15–17, in Las Vegas. The theme of the conference this year is "Breaking Barriers: Actionable approaches to reach each and every learner in mathematics." Inspire your peers to gain a deeper understanding of student agency, identity, social justice, culture, and language within the math classroom. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 17.

Speak at 2018 NCTM Annual Meeting

Although the 2017 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition is still upon us, it's never too early to think about presenting at the 2018 Annual Meeting. All proposals must be submitted to a unique topic strand—find out what strands will make up the conference program and read descriptions of each. The deadline to submit a proposal is May 1.

The Math Forum

Pi Day Resources

Pi Day falls on the second Tuesday of this month. Celebrate the circular fun with the Math Forum's  Teacher Exchange, which offers a collection of songs, trivia quizzes, and other party preparation suggestions, as well as units on deriving the irrational through measurement and  using similarity to motivate its determination. Explore more on the ratio of circumference to diameter with FAQs from our ask-an-expert services, Teacher2Teacher and Ask Dr. Math.

Networking Lounge Presentations

Going to San Antonio next month? In addition to the great program, we'll have mini-sessions taking place in NCTM Central in the Exhibit Hall starting Wednesday afternoon. Our two presentation areas will have a full slate of author presentations, opportunities to learn about and practice various instructional strategies, and opportunities to have intimate conversations with featured speakers. Join us!

The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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