• 09/02/2016 11:45 AM | Anonymous
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    Volume 110, No. 2

    September 2016


    Correlation Revelation: The Search for Meaning in Pearson's Coefficient 
    Craig Huhn 
    Lesson planning leads to a deeper consideration of what it means to study and learn mathematics.
    How Administrators' Messages Influence Teacher Practice 
    Richelle Marynowski 
    Teachers react to pressure and expectations as they prepare students for high-stakes exams.
    Fostering Algebraic Understanding through Math Magic 
    Kien H. Lim 
    Meaningful context motivates students to appreciate the usefulness of variables, expressions, equations, and symbolic transformations.
    Snapshots of Equitable Teaching in a Highly Diverse Classroom 
    Ruth N. Urbina-Lilback 
    Two instructional principles—being open to students' input and building on misconceptions—can open the door for mathematics learning in community college.
    A Study of Statistics through Tootsie Pops 
    Shelby Aaberg, Jason Vitosh, and Wendy Smith 
    Students construct confidence intervals, write hypothesis tests, and use sampling data to evaluate claims—all by using candy wrappers.



    Meet your nominees. 2016 Board of Directors Election.
    NCTM 2016 Regional Conferences and Expositions 2016 Phoenix October 26-28. Philadelphia October 31 - November 2
    Be sure to check the MT Blog, Joy and Inspiration in the Classroom, to read the latest offering.


    Reader Reflections 
    Readers reflect on past articles
    Media Clips  
    How Big Is Too Big? / / Attendance Matters
    Mathematical Lens  
    Closed Circular Chains
    Calendar and Solutions  
    A set of problems of many types.
    Connecting Research to Teaching 
    Strategically Fostering Dynamic Interactive Environments

    Technology Tips

    Mathematical Modeling with MyMaps and Spreadsheets

    Delving Deeper

    Factor and Remainder Theorems: An Appreciation

    For Your Information

    Reviews of NCTM books and others.

    The Back Page: My Favorite Lesson

    Exploring Geometric Sequences


    SHARE YOUR IDEAS - Call for Articles

    Call for Manuscripts: On the Front Burner: Emerging Issues in Mathematics Educations


    Call for Manuscripts: The Back Page: My Favorite Lesson


    Call for Manuscripts: Reasoning and Sense Making


    Call for Manuscripts: Technology Tips


    Call for Manuscripts: Connecting Research to Teaching


    Call for Manuscripts:  Focus Issue: Tool Kit for Early-Career Teachers


    See all Current Calls for Manuscripts.

  • 08/29/2016 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Commissioner's Office

    Save the date: Governor's Summit on Mastery-Based Learning, September 26, 2016, at ITBD in New Britain [PDF]

    Commissioner Wentzell's Back-to-School keynote speech [PDF].

    Resources for schools in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

    It's time for the annual Governor's Summer Reading Challenge.

    Guidance for districts regarding transgender students and refugees.

    A series of webinars for superintendents and central office leaders on the transition to ESSA is underway. [PDF]

    • View a recording of the June 15 webinar, ESSA Overview & 2016 Regulatory Process, or download a copy of the presentation [PDF].

    Highlights from Connecticut's approved ESEA flexibility request [PDF

    Paula Murphy

    ESANE Executive Director


    Exhibits for 2016 ESANE

    VCTM - October 14,  2016

    Greater Boston Reading - October 19, 2016

    ATMNE - October 20-21, 2016

  • 08/28/2016 5:33 PM | Anonymous

    Dear MoMath friends,

    It's a continuum of mathematical fun!  From the simplicity of basic counting numbers to the complexity of the fourth dimension, from a youth-focused festival to interactive experiences for seniors, and whether enjoying musical works composed by professionals or creating your own mathematical music, there's something for everyone at MoMath this fall.  Meet Will Shortz at the kickoff of MoMath's new senior program, drive your way around a unique mathematical path on the new Twisted Thruway exhibit, explore "the insides of things" through the work of Spanish sculptor Miguel Berrocal, and hear what Nate Silver has to say about the upcoming election while helping sustain the Museum at its annual gala.  Plus, don't miss multiple opportunities this fall to experience MoMath's dynamic and engaging exhibits for free.

    MoMath at a Glance  
    Wed, September 7 Math Encounters: "Single Digits: The Wonders of One to Nine" with Marc Chamberland
    Fri, September 9 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: "Number Puzzles" with Dan Zaharopol
    Sat & Sun, September 10 & 11 Grandparents' Weekend: Free admission for grandparents and up to two grandchildren
    Mon, September 12 Transformations Fall Camp: “Geometric Crafts"
    Wed, September 14 Significant Figures, MoMath's program for seniors, begins: engage your mind with the wonders of mathematics and meet Will Shortz
    Wed, September 14 Harmonic Series: “Einstein’s Light: Bruce Adolphe’s Music from the Nickolas Barris Film”
    Thurs, September 15 Volumes, the MoMath book club: Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
    Thurs, September 15 Twisted Thruway sneak preview for members
    Fri, September 16 Twisted Thruway opens
    Fri, September 16 Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at MoMath
    Tues, September 20 Free Play: a FREE afternoon at MoMath brought to you by Citadel
    Tues, September 20 Expansions, MoMath’s gifted program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students, begins
    Wed, September 21 Math 'n' Movement for teachers
    Wed, September 21 Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy with Roger Penrose
    Wed, September 28 Summations: homeschool exploration day at MoMath
    Fri, September 30 Last day to submit your song for Open Set, MoMath's annual mathematical song contest
    Wed, October 5 Math Encounters: "3D Shadows: Casting Light on the Fourth Dimension" with Henry Segerman
    Fri, October 7 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: "Chameleon Cubes" with Harold Reiter
    Thurs, October 13 Volumes, the MoMath book club: Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence
    Thurs, October 13 The Insides of Things: The Art of Miguel Berrocal opening in Composite, the gallery at MoMath
    Sun, October 23 Stand-Up Mathematics, comedy night at MoMath
    Tues, October 25 Race to the Finish: MoMath's annual gala honoring Nate Silver

  • 08/28/2016 5:32 PM | Anonymous

    ATMNE 2016 is around the corner! 

    CHECK OUT THE ATMNE 2016 Program!


    ATMNE 2016 Annual Conference

    October 20-21, 2016

    For Up-To-Date Information and Program Details

    Go to


    NCTM President Matthew R. Larson

    and Margaret “Peg” Smith, NCTM author and Tom Reardon, Technology Guru

    Large Exhibitor Showcase with Door Prizes from vendors and more.

    Balomenos Memorial Lecture by Richard C. Evans



    Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH

    Book your room by 9/28, code “ATMN16” to guarantee the conference rate

  • 08/10/2016 8:50 AM | Anonymous

    The registration to the Fourth Annual GeoGebra Conference is still open. The last day to register, is Sunday August 14, 2016.

    Please note, that a pre-conference workshop will take place on Monday, August 15 (1:30 – 4:30). The workshop is free of charges for all conference participants. Registration for the workshop is required.

    To register, please visit:  The Fourth Annual GeoGebra Conference - August 16, 2016 (8:30 - 4:30).


    This year, we will run different parallel sessions with content suited to classroom teachers, university faculty, and others who may have an interest in GeoGebra.

    The Conference Program is attached. Please feel free to send or make copies to spread the word.

    For more information please visit:  GeoGebra Institute of Southern ConnecticutOR email:


    We look forward to seeing you this August.

  • 07/13/2016 8:46 AM | Anonymous

    Deepen your instructional practices by taking advantage of free Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) webinars this summer and fall. Learn from experienced professional development instructors with track records of classroom success, addressing a variety of standards-aligned math and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.

    Join us most Tuesday evenings to share ideas and master strategies for using TI technology and resources to improve student understanding. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of each webinar.

    Learn more and register ><>

    T³™ summer/fall 2016 webinar schedule<>

    July 26 – L’Hopitals Rule: Review and Preview With TI Technology

    Aug. 2 – Did You Know Your TI-84 Plus Could Do This?

    Aug. 9 – Five New Features of TI-Nspire™ CX Technology for Back to School

    Aug. 16 – Math for the Win: Tying Math to Unexpected, Real World Scenarios

    Aug. 23 – Using TI-Nspire™ Technology to Promote Productive Struggle

    Aug. 30 – STEM Behind Sports

    Sept. 13 – Tips and Tricks for Taking Exams With TI Technology

    Sept. 20 – Flipping Your Classroom With TI Technology

    Sept. 27 – STEM Behind Health: Breast Cancer Research

    Oct. 4 – Data Collection With TI-SmartView™ CE

    Oct. 11 – 10 Minutes of Code: STEM Projects

    Oct. 18 – Spooky Stories That STEMulate Student Thinking

    Oct. 25 – “Mystery of the Ocelot and the Agouti” and Other Engaging TI-84 Plus Activities

    Nov. 1 – Building Concepts: Foundations for Success in Expressions & Equations

    Nov. 8 – Collecting Data With a CBR 2™ in Your Math Classroom

    Nov. 15 – Science Through Engineering Design With TI-Nspire™ CX

    Nov. 29 – “Breaking the Code” With TI-Nspire™ Technology

    Learn more and register ><>

  • 06/14/2016 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    Check out our summer edition newsletter with items of interest! 

    ATOMIC Newsletter Items of Interest - summer edition 2016.docx

  • 05/03/2016 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    Please check out the full message here

    Dear Friends,

    Teachers are true nation builders. Without them, no other profession would be possible. They inspire and change lives. They go above and beyond day in and day out. They often don’t receive enough recognition for the countless things they do to ensure every one of their kids has the best education.

    At the beginning of 2016, Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. made it a priority to lift up the teaching profession and celebrate and support our teachers. That’s why we’re planning the biggest National Teacher Appreciation Week yet!

    But we can’t do this alone. During the week of May 2-6, we are asking that you help us acknowledge and celebrate all the amazing teachers in your life.

    We’ve put together this digital toolkit for you to celebrate the teachers who made an impact on your life. In this toolkit, you’ll find avatars and shareable graphics for social media, ideas of what to post, and instructions on how you can join in the celebration.

    We hope you’ll join in and help us lift up all the excellent teachers across the country. We look forward to celebrating all of the amazing work they do and the effect they have beyond the classroom. After all, teaching is the profession that launches every career, and that is worth celebrating.


    The U.S. Department of Education 

    Copy of TAW Digital Toolkit.pdf

  • 04/28/2016 8:27 AM | Anonymous

    It is not often that we have the opportunity to hear a former NCTM President speak in Connecticut, but on the evening of Thursday May 12 from 4:30-8:00 at the Baci Grill in Cromwell former NCTM president and CSDE Math Consultant Mari Muri will be the featured speaker at the annual Connecticut Council of Leaders of Mathematics (CCLM) spring dinner.   That alone may be reason enough to make this a "can't miss" event, but here are some additional reasons to join us on May 12:

    • Get an update on the latest news from the CSDE and CCLM leadership on mathematics education in Connecticut
    • Join in our always stimulating table discussions - tables will be organized by level (elementary, middle, high, and central office) with each table member being asked to share something you did this year that was highly successful with your table mates (you may if you wish bring 8-10 handouts for them)
    • Network with other mathematics educators from around the state

    The CCLM Board of Directors has agreed to subsidize part of the cost of the buffet dinner, so your cost for this event will only be $45 (or $35 if you attended one of our two previous events from the current school year).  Email John Keogh ( by Thursday May 5 to reserve your place at this exciting event.

    The CCLM Board of Directors

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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