• 06/21/2017 9:49 AM | Anonymous

    The GeoGebra Institute of Southern Connecticut is organizing two GeoGebra workshops for Summer 2017.


    Workshop 1: Introduction to GeoGebra – For beginners

    No Pre-requisite knowledge is required

    Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Time: 1:00 – 4:30p.m.

    Registration Fee: $15

    Number of participants is limited to 15.


    Workshop 2: Workshop for Intermediate users – Algebra and Geometry

    Pre-requisite: Basis knowledge of  GeoGebra will be assumed

    Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Time: 1:00 – 4:30p.m.

    Registration Fee: $15

    Number of participants is limited to 15.


    For registration, click here



  • 06/03/2017 11:50 AM | Anonymous

    Dear MoMath friends,

    Slide into summer at MoMath with an ongoing slate of mathematical adventures.  Maintain your balance at Equilibrium, MoMath’s new game night for adults; celebrate the summer solstice with sundials and stickers; and don’t miss the opening of MoMath’s new basketball exhibit, Hoop Curves, featuring a visit by NBA executive and retired professional basketball star, Kiki VanDeWeghe.  Plus, enjoy an evening of music featuring hedge fund whiz Pete Muller; explore hands-on math with international math popularizers Marcus du Sautoy (UK) and Jürgen Richter-Gebert (Germany); hear a unique story from NPR’s “The Math Guy” Keith Devlin; and experience the first-ever New York Math Festival, featuring a full day of mathematical fun in the sun.

    MoMath at a Glance  
    Tuesdays & Thursdays Expansions, the K-12 gifted program at MoMath
    Thurs, June 1 Last day to register with early pricing for MOVES 2017The Magic of Math
    Sat, June 3 Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games at MoMath
    Sun, June 4 MoMath brings Play Truchet and other MoMath classics to the World Science Festival
    Sun, June 4 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for 6th through 9th graders
    Tue, June 6 Volumes, the MoMath book club: Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature by Marcus du Sautoy
    Wed, June 7 Math Encounters: "The Great Unknown: Is there a limit to scientific and mathematical exploration?" with Marcus du Sautoy
    Thurs, June 8 Math Unearthed: Uncovering the classroom math behind MoMath's exhibits (PD session for teachers)
    Thurs, June 8 Free Play: A FREE afternoon at MoMath with extended Museum hours
    Thurs, June 8 Math Explorations: summer sessions
    Tue, June 13 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers by Pendred Noyce
    Fri, June 16 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Eschering Around" with Jürgen Richter-Gebert
    Sat, June 17 Finding Fibonacci with NPR’s “The Math Guy” Keith Devlin
    Wed, June 21 MoMath Solstice Sundial: celebrate the start of summer on the Flatiron Plaza with MoMath
    Thurs, June 22 Hoop Curves exhibit opening: take your best shot with math and meet NBA pro star Kiki VanDeWeghe!
    Thurs, June 22 Math is Sexy - MoMath celebrates Pride with a late-night party, courtesy of OppenheimerFunds
    Wed, July 5 Math Encounters: "Diffusion of the Dead" with Thomas Woolley
    Thurs, July 6 Pete Muller performs at the Cutting Room to benefit MoMath
    Fri, July 7 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Get into the Game!" with Tim Chartier
    Sun, July 9 Math Metropolis, a festival of math fun, on the plaza at 28 Liberty
    Thurs, July 13 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan
    Tue, July 18 Bitcoin: A little “bit" of math, featuring Geva Patz
    Thurs, July 20 Volumes, the MoMath book club: A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal
    Tue, July 25 Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom, with Coralie Colmez
    Mon, July 31through
    Fri, August 4
    Roundtable: the MoMath Math Teachers' Circle - Five days of engaging math evenings for K-6 educators
    Wed, August 2 Math Encounters: "Deep Math: Between Combinatorics and Chocolate" with Persi Diaconis
    Fri, August 4 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Magic Squares and Magical Squaring" with Art Benjamin
    Sat, August 5through
    Sun, August 6
    Expressions: the MoMath hackathon, sponsored by Two Sigma Investments
    Sun, August 6 through
    Tues, August 8
    MOVES 2017The Magic of Math - Join MoMath for its biannual research conference on recreational mathematics.  Mathematicians, math educators, and families: all are welcome!
    Weekends MoMath's Derivatives tour program and Explorations sessions, available upon request

  • 06/03/2017 11:38 AM | Anonymous
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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.



    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



    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


    Ramp UP the Rigor. New 2018 Glencoe High School Math Series is here! Learn more.
    Summer Learning

    Be sure to look for the MTMS blog: Blogarithm



    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
    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.
    Contact Us or Call (800) 450-4050 

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

    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 >>>


    EconEdLink Editorial Team

  • 05/11/2017 1:51 PM | Anonymous
    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
    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

    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
    Mathematics Teacher Logo
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    Volume 110, No. 9

    May 2017



    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.
    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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    Mathematical Lens  
    Square Street
    Calendar and Solutions  
    A set of problems of many types.
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    Dynamic Display of Data

    Delving Deeper

    Data Modeling Using Finite Differences

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    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

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

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


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