• 11/02/2015 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    Deciphering Ratios with TI-Nspire™ Technology: Are They Fractions? 
    November 3, 7:00 p.m. CST
    Presenters: Michelle Rinehart, Jennifer Wilson

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    Have you ever stopped to think about whether fractions and ratios are the same? The answer might surprise you. 

    Designed for middle grades teachers using TI-Nspire™ technology, this webinar will introduce you to learning sequences within Building Concepts in Mathematics, an innovative program developed by TI in collaboration with thought leaders in mathematics education. 

    You’ll learn how to use Building Concepts’ interactive lessons and questioning strategies, focusing on: 

    • Connecting ratios and proportional relationships within and across grades six, seven and eight
    • Leveraging TI-Nspire™ technology to enhance visualization in support of learning and developing concepts
    • Implementing effective teaching practices to support developing concepts

    You will receive a certificate of attendance, which may be eligible for professional development credit, after the webinar. 

    You could win registration to the 2016 T³™ International Conference! Attend the live webinar, and you will be entered to win registration for two to the 2016 T³™ International Conference, taking place February 26-28, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (See rules.) 

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  • 10/20/2015 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    The 2016 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching

    Designed to recognize and promote hands-on math teaching in upper elementary and middle school classrooms, the Rosenthal Prize carries a cash award of $25,000 for the single best activity, plus up to five additional monetary awards for other innovative activities.  The winning teacher(s) will have the opportunity to share their innovative activities with educators across the country.  Click here to learn more.

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  • 10/20/2015 9:37 AM | Anonymous


    Introducing AP Computer Science Principles

    Launching in fall 2016, AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. In this webinar, participants will learn why and how this new course was developed, how it differs from and complements the existing AP Computer Science A course, and the ways it attracts and engages traditionally underrepresented students with essential computing tools and multidisciplinary opportunities. Participants will leave with an understanding of what it takes to bring AP Computer Science Principles to their schools, how to identify teachers for the course, and the support available for curriculum implementation, professional development, and student recruitment.


    Gregg Fleisher, chief academic officer, National Math and Science Initiatives

    This webinar will be moderated by Lien Diaz, senior director, AP Computer Science, The College Board

    Register now for this free live webinar.

  • 10/19/2015 1:05 PM | Anonymous

    “Just-in-Time” Activities for Your TI-84 Plus Classroom
    October 20, 7:00 p.m. CST
    Presenters: Ruth Casey, Stuart Moskowitz
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    You’re invited to take a guided tour of 84 Activity Central, an online resource of standards-aligned lessons using TI-84 Plus technology to support mathematics instruction. 

    You’ll learn how to find and use free lessons that fit the scope and sequence of your middle grades or high school mathematics curriculum to: 

    • Engage students in graphing and analyzing functions, equations and data
    • Enable them to visualize important mathematics concepts to deepen understanding
    • Help them to make meaningful connections across multiple representations

    You could win registration to the 2016 T³™ International Conference! Attend the live webinar, and you will be entered to win registration for two to the 2016 T³™ International Conference, taking place February 26-28, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (See rules.) 

    Register now >

  • 10/19/2015 12:49 PM | Anonymous
    The Math Coherence Map

    Join us for a webinar TONIGHT Monday, October 19, 2015 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

    It’s not too late to register for tonight's Core Advocate Webinar, The Coherence Map. The webinar is happening tonight, Monday, October 19th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT. The Coherence Map is an interactive tool now available on Achieve the Core that allows teachers to see the connections between math standards within and across grades.

    Learn about the functionality of the tool and how math teachers can use it to support students' coherent understanding of mathematics. 
    All are welcome – please share the registration information with your friends and colleagues! Use #CoreAdvocates on Twitter to share information during the webinar. 


    Register Now!
  • 10/19/2015 10:33 AM | Anonymous

    ReadWorks - The Solution to Reading Comprehension

    Dear Fellow Educators,

    Help build your students' background knowledge and vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension with these non-fiction and literary passages and question sets related to technology and engineering.

    K-12 Technology & Engineering Passages

    All ReadWorks curriculum has been developed based on the highest-quality research on reading comprehension and is completely free for teachers. We love teacher feedback, so please let us know what you think. ​

    Happy Teaching!

    The ReadWorks Team


    Follow ReadWorks on social media to stay up to date with our newest curriculum!



    The nonprofit ReadWorks is presented by leading researchers and teachers in research-based reading comprehension instruction.

  • 10/18/2015 4:08 PM | Anonymous

    Fall Regional Conferences

    Registration is still open for NCTM’s premier fall events – the 2015 Regional Conferences. This year’s theme is “Mathematics Education Meets Excellence.” The conferences will be held in the following cities:

    October 21-23, 2015

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    November 11-13, 2015

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    November 18-20, 2015

    Nashville, Tennessee

    Click on the city to visit the NCTM Regional Conference pages for complete information on programs, housing, and registration.    

    Speaker Proposals for 2016 Regionals Window September 1-December 1, 2015

    2016 Regional Conferences 
Phoenix | October 26–28, 2016  Philadelphia | October 31–November 2, 2016

    St. Louis | November 16-18, 2016

    Have an emerging leader who presented at your affiliate conference?  Consider encouraging them to submit to speak at the one of the 2016 Regional Conferences in Phoenix, Philadelphia, or St. Louis.  Call for proposals will close December 1, 2015.    

  • 10/18/2015 3:55 PM | Anonymous


    Upcoming Webinars

    Tuesday October 27th 4:30 PM Pacific, 5:30 PM Mountain ; 6:30 PM Central ; 7:30 PM Eastern

    STEM’ify Your Community: STEM for ALL and ALL for STEM presented by Carrie Chiapetta

    Stamford has instituted the Stamford STEMfest which is a day of free activities centered around STEM. This festival is modeled after Ireland's Maths Week. The Stamford STEMfest goals include: 1) building an awareness about STEM for students and their parents, 2) demonstrating to students how much fun these disciplines can be, 3) showing students how these disciplines are inherent in many of the things we do every day, and 4) having students learn about the career and college opportunities in STEM. This event has been extremely successful in getting all students and the community to learn about STEM. The event is now being done in other cities around the country. Learn about this event, how it has impacted the community, and how you can get involved!

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    Wednesday November 3rd 4:30 PM Pacific, 5:30 PM Mountain ; 6:30 PM Central ; 7:30 PM Eastern

    Engaging Every Learner Through Hands-On Instruction presented by Sara Moore

    A solid understanding of fractions is critical for student success in mathematics.  The language of fractions is precise and often confusing to learners.  Manipulative models provide a structure for helping students master the vocabulary of fractions and see the connections between whole number operations and fraction operations.  This workshop will share strategies for using manipulatives to model and build conceptual understanding of fraction operations.

    Register at

  • 10/13/2015 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    Problem-Attic got a makeover!  Next time you log in you’ll discover:

    • New Create and Organize pages for easier nagivation
    • Faster PDF viewing and downloading
    • More ways to share documents and links
    • New export options for blended and personalized learning

    For details about the redesign click here.

    If you’re a subscriber, you can now send links directly to Google Classroom and export quizzes to two popular learning management systems, Canvas and Schoology.  (More formats are coming.)  For instructions, click here.

    If you’re not a subscriber, you can try all of the latest technology features in the Play Area.

    We hope you like the changes and find many great uses for Problem-Attic.

    P.S.  There’s a big content update coming, about 15,000 questions for NY Regents and state-released tests, including ELA, all free!  Please watch for the email announcement.

    The Problem-Attic Team at EducAide Software
    phone: 800-669-9405 (hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Pacific time)

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  • 10/09/2015 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    Schools in Monroe, New Haven, Storrs and Wolcott Recognized for Academic Performance

    (HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today celebrated the teachers, students, and communities from four Connecticut schools in New Haven, Monroe, Storrs, and Wolcott that were named by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools this afternoon.
    The USED's Blue Ribbon School Program is an annual award bestowed on schools across the nation for high academic performance or greatest progress in achievement gap closure among subgroups.

    "All students deserve access to a great education that prepares them for success in college and career.  These four schools are receiving that recognition for their efforts to engage students and set them on the path to a bright future," Governor Malloy said.  "We have worked tirelessly to improve outcomes for students and deliver support to schools that need it most.  We offer our congratulations to the teachers, parents and students from these schools on their success and this distinctive national recognition."

    "We are thrilled to celebrate and honor four schools in our state that are transforming futures for students by a delivering top-quality education in the classroom," Commissioner Wentzell said.  "Successful schools are the result of strong collaboration among educators, parents and community partners.  Congratulations to the teams of people who have come together to deliver the promise of a great education to students in these schools and congratulations to the students on your hard work.  We are also grateful to Governor Malloy and the General Assembly for their commitment to building bright futures for Connecticut students."

    Monroe's Masuk High School, Storrs' Dorothy C. Goodwin School, and Wolcott's Robert A. Wakelee Elementary School received honors in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category for high student achievement and graduation rates.
    New Haven's Worthington Hooker School was recognized as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School for its track record of gap closure and for high student graduation and performance across subgroups.

    For more information about the program, please visit the USED website.

    Exhibits for ESANE

    VCTM - October 16, 2015

    GBR - October 21, 2015, Lexington, MA

    MSELA - October 23, 2015 - Marlboro, MA

    ATMNE - October 28-30, 2015, Portland, ME


    MRA - April, 2016 

    NHTM - Spring-One Day, March 4, 2016

    NERA - May 20,2016 - Portland ME

    NHTM - hosting ATMNE - October 20-21, 2016

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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