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  • 06/03/2017 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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    June 2017

     

    It's Summer!

    Take a free look at articles across all NCTM school journals. Explore and share with others. (Your journal will resume with new content this fall.)

     

    Next month: See the favorite article chosen by the Editorial Panel chairs, and take a quick look at some of the offerings that will be found in the fall journals.

     

    TEACHING CHILDREN MATHEMATICS

    Doing Math Together to Build Community

    August 2016, Volume 23, Issue 1, Page 38

     

    Evidence-Centered Assessment

    September 2016, Volume 23, Issue 2, Page 82

     

    Assessing Students' Understanding of Fraction Multiplication

    October 2016, Volume 23, Issue 3, Page 166

     

    Selecting and Sequencing Students' Solution Strategies

    November 2016, Volume 23, Issue 4, Page 226

     

    Relational Thinking: What's the Difference?

    December 2016/January 2017, Volume 23, Issue 5, Page 302

     

    A Preschool Investigation: The Skyscraper Project

    February 2017, Volume 23, Issue 6, Page 340

     

    Supporting Excellent Teaching of Common Core Content and Practices with Video Clubs

    March 2017, Volume 23, Issue 7, Page 430

     

    Screencasting to Support Effective Teaching Practices

    April 2017, Volume 23, Issue 8, Page 492

     

    Are Your Students Problem Performers or Problem Solvers?

    May 2017, Volume 23, Issue 9, Page 550

     

    Be sure to look for the TCM blog: Math Tasks to Talk About

     

    MATHEMATICS TEACHING IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Quilt Block Symmetries

    August 2016, Volume 22, Issue 1, Page 18

    Debunking Myths about the Standards for Mathematical Practice

    September 2016, Volume 22, Issue 2, Page 92

    All Talk and More Action

    October 2016, Volume 22, Issue 3, Page 162

    Attending to Precision with Secret Messages

    November 2016, Volume 22, Issue 4, Page 208

    The Cake Contest

    December 2016/January 2017, Volume 22, Issue 5, Page 274

    Monitoring Student Learning in Algebra

    February 2017, Volume 22, Issue 6, Page 352

    Collaborative Planning as a Process

    March 2017, Volume 22, Issue 7, Page 406

    Exploring Yellowstone National Park with Mathematical Modeling

    April 2017, Volume 22, Issue 8, Page 462

    Making Homework Matter to Students

    May 2017, Volume 22, Issue 9, Page 546

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    Summer Learning

    Be sure to look for the MTMS blog: Blogarithm

     

    MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Mediants Make (Number) Sense of Fraction Foibles

    August 2016, Volume 110, Issue 1, Page 18

    Snapshots of Equitable Teaching in a Highly Diverse Classroom

    September 2016, Volume 110, Issue 2, Page 126

    Using Mathematics to Elect the U.S. President

    October 2016, Volume 110, Issue 3, Page 192 

    Increased Participation and Conversation Using Networked Devices

    November 2016, Volume 110, Issue 4, Page 258

    Mathematical Modeling in the High School Curriculum

    December 2016/January 2017, Volume 110, Issue 5, Page 336

    Tricks May Inhibit Students' Reasoning

    February 2017, Volume 110, Issue 6, Page 446

    What Is "Repeated Reasoning" in MP 8?

    March 2017, Volume 110, Issue 7, Page 506

    Proofs without Words in Geometry

    April 2017, Volume 110, Issue 8, Page 580

    Quickfire Challenges to Inspire Problem Solving

    May 2017, Volume 110, Issue 9, Page 686

    Be sure to look for the MT blog: Joy and Inspiration in the Classroom

     

    Share Your Ideas - Call for Articles
    Call for manuscripts: 2018 Focus Issue: Moving Beyond Show and Tell: Intentional Mathematical Discourse Submission deadline is July 31, 2017.


  • 05/30/2017 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Ready to supercharge your school’s math program? Our Math Institutes offer hands-on help in implementing Exemplars performance materials for teachers and administrators — and they’re happening near you this summer! Learn more and register today!

    K–5 Sessions: June 29 - Windsor, CT & Sept. 18 - Shelton, CT

    Problem Solving for Instruction and Assessment: Performance Tasks, Rubrics and Anchor Papers, K–5 

    At this introductory workshop, individuals will learn how to integrate Exemplars performance tasks and the criteria from our assessment rubric – Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections and Representation – into instruction to support the CCSS for Mathematical Content and Practice. Participants will learn how to: create a supportive environment for math inquiry; identify what constitutes a good problem and problem solver; assess student work with proficiency; and use assessment results to guide instruction and improve academic performance.

    K-5 Admin Session: June 30 - Windsor, CT 

    The Standards-Based Classroom: What to Look For and How to Support Your Teachers 

    This workshop provides an opportunity for leaders/administrators to understand the basics of standard-based assessment and instruction and problem solving in their schools' classrooms and to support teachers with the process.

    Participants will learn how to: support and engage teachers in discussion around the Common Core Mathematical Practices; define the vocabulary of mathematical problem solving, assessment and communication; define the types of assessment that an educator incorporates in his or her teaching; study and apply the Exemplars assessment rubric; and discuss what to look for in a standards-based classroom and how to question students about their mathematical problem solving and communication.

    K-2 Session: September 19 - Shelton, CT 

    Numbers Are Primary, K–2: Teaching Number Sense and Place Value to Young Children 

    Learn firsthand how to implement new approaches to teach students who are struggling to master basic math concepts and skills. Help them to understand the power of number sense and place value. Explore conservation of number, subitization, part/whole relationships, compensation, counting on and counting back. Leave with over 20 “make and take” activities and resources to support immediate classroom implementation.
    LEARN MORE
    NEED HELP? HAVE A QUESTION? 
    Contact Us or Call (800) 450-4050 

    Exemplars, 271 Poker Hill Road 
    Underhill, VT 05489
  • 05/15/2017 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Math in the Real World

    You can't miss this! 


    We have collection of over 20 free lesson plans (gr. 9-12) all about Math in the Real World. This collection brings together the expertise of math and economics teachers to create interdisciplinary lessons that emphasize the use of math to teach important personal finance and economic concepts.


    Check it out:

    View all lesson plans >>>

    Enjoy,

    EconEdLink Editorial Team

  • 05/11/2017 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    FREE Math Education Webinars

    NCTM has two new learning opportunities to collaborate with your colleagues from all over the country, no matter where you are. This month Webinar Wednesdays will discuss the different pendulum swings throughout the history of mathematics and implementing effective mathematics teaching practices with the newly published Taking Action series—now availiable after selling out completely at the Annual Meeting last month.

     

    Join us for these free webinars and share your insights before, during, and after the events on social media with the hashtag #NCTMLive. Join your peers in the mathematics education community and let's learn together!

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    May 17 | 7:00 p.m. ET

     

    Taking place next week! This President's Message webinar will take a closer look at the ideas discussed in the February President's message.  NCTM President Matt Larson explores the different pendulum swings throughout the history of mathematics. He proposes that we seek balance and break the historic cycle of pendulum swings. We need to return to, promote, and implement in our classrooms the NRC definition of mathematical literacy. We want students to know how to solve problems (procedures), know why procedures work (conceptual understanding), and know whento use mathematics (problem solving and application) while building a positive mathematics identity and sense of agency.  

     

    Register for FREE

    Taking Action, 6-8Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices

    May 24 | 7:00 p.m. ET

     

    This Author Talk webinar will engage teachers in activities drawn from the newly published Taking Action series. This new series will help teachers develop their understanding of the eight effective mathematics teaching practices found in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. It will also give information about how to enact the teaching practices in classrooms and, in so doing, promote equity. The activities will include analyzing a narrative case, student work samples, and a video to help teachers understand how engaging in particular practices can support student learning. Download the handout packet and join author Peg Smith in just two weeks to take your teaching to the next level!

     

    Register for FREE

    2017 NCTM Annual Meeting
  • 05/11/2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Register Now for the NCTM Event Near You!

    Your One-Stop Shop for Professional Development

    Discover Innovative Ideas—Connect with Peers this Fall

     

    Searching for innovative ideas you can immediately use? Looking for the latest updates on classroom best practices from recognized innovators? The 2017 NCTM Fall events have the program content you need, no matter what you're seeking. This fall, NCTM will be in OrlandoLas Vegas, and Chicago—learn more and make your plans for the event most convenient and relevant 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. 

    Find Your Event

    Need Help Making Your Case?

     

    Get support to attend an upcoming event when you use the Justification Toolkit to highlight the benefits of in-person professional development: Orlando | Las Vegas | Chicago.

     

    NCTM's conferences are not just an opportunity for you to improve your instructional practice and gain ready-to-use teaching and assessment strategies. They are also an important opportunity to benefit the professional development of your colleagues, supervisor, and district. Use the toolkit to help define and clearly communicate these benefits in order to make the case to attend.

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  • 05/09/2017 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Residential Summer Workshops at the 

    University of Connecticut’s

    School of Engineering

    The daVinci Project

     

    July 10-14, 2017

     

    Introducing our students to engineering is a national need.  Most students love to be creative and to connect academics to the real world….this is what engineers do while making technologies that solve serious world problems.  The UConn School of Engineering is holding its 18th annual daVinci Project.   It is a weeklong (Mon-Fri) residential series of hands-on workshops for middle and high school science and math teachers. This year it’s being held July 10-14.  Teachers live on campus and participate in one of 10 very engaging workshops, as well as many other seminars, a variety tours through research labs, our state of the art water reclaim and wastewater facilities, and our CoGen plant.  Come and be part of an exciting week of exploration!  We have 27 fellowships available.  Please share this professional development opportunity with the other STEM teachers in your school or district.

     

    1.    Understanding Pain: Sensory and emotional stimulus to your brain  – 2 fellowships available

    2.    Bioinformatics: Using Computer Science to Understand Life – 3 fellowships available

    3.    Topology Optimization: A computational technique for design of 3D-printed parts – 2 fellowships available

    4.    Low Cost Solar Cells – 5 fellowships available

    5.    Air Quality and Health: Building an Air Pollution Measurement Device with an Arduino®

    6.    Basic Arduino® Programming for STEM Projects – 3 fellowships available

    7.    Mathematical Optimization with Applications to Smart Grid and Intelligent Buildings – 10 fellowships available

    8.    Fuel Cell: Construction and Operation

    9.    Robots: Use in Industry and Elderly Assistance

    10. Monitoring and Maintaining Stream Health in a Developed Watershed – 2 fellowships available

  • 05/03/2017 7:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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    Volume 110, No. 9

    May 2017

     

    FEATURES

    Mathematical Modeling: Are Prior Experiences Important?

    Jennifer A. Czocher and Diana L. Moss

    Along with previous learning, general knowledge and personal encounters influenced students when the Letter Carrier problem was delivered to them.

    Powerful Meanings for Logarithms

    Daniel K. Siebert

    Support student reasoning by supplementing a common but problematic meaning for logarithms.

    A New Take on an Old Square

    Janessa Richardson and Rachel M. Bachman

    A preservice teacher recounts historical perspectives and her own discoveries in the process of completing the square. 

    A Different Pitch to Slope

    William Wolbert

    Hands-on activities give students appreciation of real-world mathematics.
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    Downloadable activity sheets and answers(.docx)

    Quickfire Challenges to Inspire Problem Solving

    Suzanne R. Harper and Dana C. Cox

    Emphasizing the process rather than the produced solution, the Kaleidoscope task inspires students to create an artifact for further reflection and discussion.

     

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    DEPARTMENTS 
    Reader Reflections 
    Readers reflect on past articles.
    Media Clips  
    Davis's Fastball
    Mathematical Lens  
    Square Street
    Calendar and Solutions  
    A set of problems of many types.
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    Activities for Students 
    Do-It-Yourself Fractals Functions
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    Technology Tips 
    Dynamic Display of Data

    Delving Deeper

    Data Modeling Using Finite Differences

    For Your Information

    Reviews of current mathematics books and products from NCTM and other publishers.

    Thanks from the Editorial Panel

    An annual listing of volunteers who served as bloggers and reviewers and referees for MT during 2015-2016. 

    The Back Page: My Favorite Lesson

    3000 Hits Lesson Overview

    MT Index Volume 110 (Aug. 2016-May 2017)

    The 2016-2017 index for Mathematics Teacher contains both author and subject categories. (Online only component)

     

    SHARE YOUR IDEAS - Call for Articles 

    Call for Manuscripts: Mathematical Lens

     

    Call for Manuscripts: 2019 Focus Issue: Mathematical Misconceptions

     

    Call for Manuscripts: Effective Teaching of Foundational Concepts

     

    Call for Manuscripts: Technology Tips

     

    See all Current Calls for Manuscripts.

  • 04/29/2017 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Associations

    Now Available in the NCTM Store

    Dear Amanda,

    NCTM's new Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices series was in high demand at the 2017 NCTM Annual Meeting in San Antonio—selling out completely! The 6–8 and 9–12 books are now officially back on the shelves, so don't delay—order your copy today.

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    Each book in the Taking Action series offers a coherent set of professional learning experiences designed to foster teachers' understanding of the effective mathematics teaching practices and their ability to apply those practices in their own classrooms. The book examines in depth what each teaching practice would look like in a classroom, with narrative cases, classroom videos, and real student work, presenting a rich array of experiences that bring the practices to life.

    Building on the framework provided in the landmark publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All, the Taking Action series is for teachers who aspire to ambitious teaching that will provide each and every one of their students with more opportunities to experience mathematics as meaningful, challenging, and worthwhile. It's certain to be your number one go-to resource.

    Webinar Series: Author Talks 
    May 24 | 7:00 p.m. ET

    NCTM will be hosting a webinar, Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices, with author Peg Smith on May 24. The webinar will engage teachers in activities drawn from the newly published Taking Action series. Registration is open, so reserve your spot for this free virtual learning opportunity today.

    Register

    Interactive Institutes this Summer

     

    What is mathematical discourse and why is it important to students' mathematics learning? What is productive struggle and how do we support productive struggle for each and every student? 

    Find out at the NCTM Interactive Institutes in Baltimore this summer. Institute sessions will align with the Taking Actionseries!

    • Facilitating Meaningful Mathematical Discourse  
      July 17–19Learn more >>> 
       
    • Supporting Students' Productive Struggle 
      July 20–22 | Learn more >>>

    You will receive a complimentary copy of the Taking Action publication that corresponds with the Institute you'll be attending. Register today to secure a seat at one of these unique, in-depth, professional development opportunities.

    Register
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  • 04/27/2017 12:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    K–5 Sessions: June 29 - Windsor, CT & Sept. 18 - Shelton, CT

    Problem Solving for Instruction and Assessment: Performance Tasks, Rubrics and Anchor Papers, K–5

    At this introductory workshop, individuals will learn how to integrate Exemplars performance tasks and the criteria from our assessment rubric – Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections and Representation – into instruction to support the CCSS for Mathematical Content and Practice. Participants will learn how to: create a supportive environment for math inquiry; identify what constitutes a good problem and problem solver; assess student work with proficiency; and use assessment results to guide instruction and improve academic performance.

    K-5 Admin Session: June 30 - Windsor, CT

    The Standards-Based Classroom: What to Look For and How to Support Your Teachers

    This workshop provides an opportunity for leaders/administrators to understand the basics of standard-based assessment and instruction and problem solving in their schools' classrooms and to support teachers with the process.

    Participants will learn how to: support and engage teachers in discussion around the Common Core Mathematical Practices; define the vocabulary of mathematical problem solving, assessment and communication; define the types of assessment that an educator incorporates in his or her teaching; study and apply the Exemplars assessment rubric; and discuss what to look for in a standards-based classroom and how to question students about their mathematical problem solving and communication.

    K-2 Session: September 19 - Shelton, CT

    Numbers Are Primary, K–2: Teaching Number Sense and Place Value to Young Children

    Learn firsthand how to implement new approaches to teach students who are struggling to master basic math concepts and skills. Help them to understand the power of number sense and place value. Explore conservation of number, subitization, part/whole relationships, compensation, counting on and counting back. Leave with over 20 “make and take” activities and resources to support immediate classroom implementation.
    LEARN MORE
    NEED HELP? HAVE A QUESTION? 
    Contact Us or Call (800) 450-4050 

    Exemplars, 271 Poker Hill Road 
    Underhill, VT 05489


                       

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