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Principles to Actions has a new Toolkit that can be used by members for sharing with others.  This toolkit consists of a series of grade-band-specific modules that are focused on a subset of the effective teaching practices identified in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All as well as professional learning resources that support implementation of the five guiding principles, highlighted in the publication.

Conferences & Events from NCTM

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NCTM in Your Neighborhood: Bringing Math to Your Doorstep

No matter where you are in the continental United States, there's an NCTM conference nearby. Learn more about each event and register early to get the best rates! 

Be sure to check out the Conference Blog to read posts by 2017 event presenters and learn more about upcoming conference programs. 

Can't make an in-person event? We also offer live online  Twitter chats and webinars to interact with peers from afar. 

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NCTM Regional Conference and Exposition

Kansas City, Missouri
November 1–3, 2018

Gain new strategies to unleash the mathematical mind of every student when you join NCTM in Kansas City this fall.

NCTM Regional Conference and Exposition

Seattle, Washington
November 28–30, 2018

Share knowledge and learn with leaders in the field of mathematics education by joining NCTM in Seattle.

2019 Annual Meeting - Empowering the Mathematics Community

April 3–6, 2019 • San Diego
San Diego Convention Center  |  Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Join thousands of your mathematics education peers at the premier math education event of the year! Network and exchange ideas, engage with innovation in the field, and discover new learning practices that will drive student success.

The latest teaching trends and topics will include:

Assessment: Eliciting and Using Student Thinking 
Building on Students’ Strengths: Practices That Challenge, Engage, and Empower 
Professionalism & Advocacy 
Beyond the Classroom Walls: Empowerment, Access, and Equity 
Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Meeting the Needs of Each and Every Student 
Building Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching 
Enhancing Mathematical Thinking through Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening 
For the Love and Joy of Mathematics 

Save the dates for more events coming in 2019!

Research Conference: April 1–3, 2019 – San Diego, California
Annual Meeting: April 3–6, 2019 – San Diego, California
Regional Conference: September 25–27, 2019 – Boston, Massachusetts
Regional Conference: October 2–4, 2019 – Nashville, Tennessee
Regional Conference: October 16–18, 2019 – Salt Lake City, Utah
NCTM Affiliates Conferences and Events Near You

Featured Books and Webinars


  • Taking Action Grades K to 5
    Elementary School

    Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5. 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, this new Taking Action series book is certain to be your number one go-to resource.

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    Taking Action
    Middle School

    Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 6-8. This Taking Action series book examines in depth what applying effective mathematics teaching practices would look like in a middle school classroom, with narrative cases, classroom videos, and real student work, presenting a rich array of experiences that bring the practices to life.

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    Taking Action Grades 9 - 12
    High School

    Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 9-12.This high school offering in the Taking Actionseries provides 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.

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    Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom
    Elementary School  Middle School

    Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom, 3rd ed.Expanded with over 100 new tasks and questions, this bestselling resource helps experienced and novice teachers to effectively and efficiently differentiate mathematics instruction in grades K-8. 

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    Access and Equity: promoting high quality mathematics in grades 6 to 8
    Middle School

    Access and Equity: Promoting High-Quality Mathematics in Grades 6-8. Turn to this book for ideas, inspiration, and information about promoting empowerment, meaningful participation, and success for each and every student in the mathematics classroom. 

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    Sense Making Grades 3 - 5
    Elementary School

    Reasoning and Sense Making in the Mathematics Classroom Grades: 3-5. Get suggestions based on extensive research to better understand, monitor, and guide the development of students' reasoning and sense making about core ideas in elementary school mathematics. 

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    Enhancing Classrom Practice

    Enhancing Classroom Practice with Research behind Principles to Actions. This book makes research about the big ideas in Principles to Actions concrete by offering examples, from classroom practice, of best practices in action.

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    re-imagining the math classroom

    Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom. This publication synthesizes and illustrates current research on the essential elements of mathematics teaching and learning and provides concrete practical strategies and tools teachers can apply directly to their work.

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    Annual Perspectives 2017

    Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2017. This 2017 volume of APME focuses on collaborative initiatives that engage every level of the math education community, including practicing and preservice teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, and university mathematicians.

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    unpacking fractions
    Middle School

    Unpacking Fractions: Classroom-Tested Strategies to Build Students' Mathematical Understanding. Author Monica Neagoy, drawing on decades of research studies, evidence from teacher practice, and 25 years of experience working around the world with teachers, students, and parents, addresses seven big ideas in the teaching and learning of fractions in grades 2-6.

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    the formative five

    The Formative Five: Everyday Assessment Techniques for Every Math Classroom. NCTM Past President Francis "Skip" Fennell and nationally recognized mathematics educators Beth McCord Kobett and Jonathan (Jon) Wray, offer proven assessment techniques-Observations, Interviews, "Show Me," Hinge Questions, and Exit Tasks- you can implement, every day.  

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    formative assessment, volume two

    Mathematics Formative Assessment, Volume 2. This new volume from award-winning author Page Keeley and mathematics expert Cheryl Rose Tobey, helps you improve student outcomes with 50 all-new formative assessment classroom techniques (FACTS) that are embedded throughout a cycle of instruction.

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    Activating the Vision: The Four Keys of Mathematics Leadership. To build and sustain a successful mathematics program, mathematics leaders need to work collaboratively to establish a cohesive vision for teaching and learning and put that vision into action. This book details the necessary steps that mathematics leaders must take to change traditional practices.

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    Balancing the Equation Book Cover

    Balancing the Equation. This book is intended for all who are involved in K–12 mathematics education who seek to improve their own understanding of mathematics teaching and learning to help students succeed. The authors tackle popular misconceptions about mathematics education and draw on peer-reviewed research that can significantly improve student learning. 

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    Principle to Actions Book Cover

    Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. The widespread adoption of college- and career-readiness standards presents a historic opportunity to improve math education. What will it take to turn this opportunity into reality in your classroom, school, and district? 

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    Exploring Math through Literature

    Math in Literature Web Microsite

    What do Harry Potter, The Rajah's Rice, and The Polar Express have in common? You may be surprised to know that these literary works teach us about math!

    Exploring Math through Literature is an online teacher resource filled with lessons and activities for pre-K–grade 8 that teach mathematical concepts while engaging students in a broad assortment of children's literature.

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    Webinars and and Webcasts

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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