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Hear from highlighted Innov8 conference keynote speakers on topics that will be highlighted at the conference in November. Webinars are free for NCTM members.
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"Why Should I?" Insight Into the Choices Students Make Regarding Mathematics Engagement
October 26, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. ET
Facilitator: James Middleton
E-seminars are recorded professional development webinars with facilitator guide and handouts. E-seminars are free for NCTM members.
Webcasts of Annual Meeting Keynote Sessions offer notable and thought provoking leaders in math education and related fields as they inspire attendees at NCTM Conferences.
Mike North, who is the mastermind behind Discovery Channel's
Prototype This! was the Closing Session speaker at the NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting
& Exposition in Boston.
Tired of hearing that Sudoku puzzles aren't about math? This session will explore a number of Sudoku variations that can be used in support of many different mathematical concepts, including ones from Number, Geometry, Algebra, Communication, Reasoning and Proof, and Connections Standards. Come prepared with an open mind and a sharpened pencil.
This session will explore and address issues in the preparation and ongoing work of mathematics teachers at every level and offer suggestions on supporting and retaining them.
This celebration will honor the 2014 winners of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards. The awards are bestowed on NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level.
View Lee V. Stiff's rousing closing address.
A series of models will be used to demonstrate how formulas for the volumes of every solid studied in Geometry 1 - and many that are not - spring from the very shape whose name symbolized volume: the cube. The concept will be expanded to develop formulas for volumes of new shapes, culminating in the formula for the volume of the Dynamic Tower.
It is time for NCTM's focus on reasoning and sense making in high school to extend to grades K-8. To improve student achievement, we must consider both content and instructional process. What are some characteristics of classrooms that implicitly build student sense making and understanding? Let's start with number and operations.
Using data from international comparisons to illustrate key points, this seminar will explore emerging research on the relationships between teaching and learning.
The annual Iris M. Carl Equity Address is being established to underscore the crucial need for collective action in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education.
In this E-Seminar you will learn many different writing activities that can be used enhance learning in mathematics.
This session will focus on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in grades 9-12 with an emphasis on mathematical modeling, algebra, data analysis and reasoning and sense making.
This spring, NCTM is publishing Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. We will discuss this statement of what is essential for achieving excellence in mathematics education and how it relates to the high school mathematics program.
A diver is released from a rotating Ferris wheel and lands in a tub of water that is on a cart moving along a track under the wheel. When should she be released in order to avoid a very unpleasant outcome? Participants will have an opportunity to model this problem using Sketchpad.
Is mathematics neutral? What other lessons, aside from math, do the materials we offer students contain? What values do the problems we choose and the textbooks we use imply and transmit? Analyze textbooks, trade books, and standards and discuss whether these match the values we espouse.
Presidential Address, "Who's Doing the Talking?"
NCTM has recognized the need to promote new discussion around high school mathematics. This session will provided participants an opportunity to discuss NCTM's Focus on High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making . Other NCTM activities related to high school mathematics will also be discussed.
The CCSSM and NCTM share a view that important mathematics includes both content and mathematical processes. Examine connections between CCSSM standards for mathematical practice and NCTM Process Standards, and their respective implementations, as a key to improving instruction and students' learning and to closing the achievement gap.
A number of math-educational video games are available. Most focus on basic skills and are little more that a forced marriage of video games to traditional pedagogy. As our experience with the genre increases, we can expect to see some genuinely innovative new educational games. What pedagogic and design principles are educational video game developers currently following? How will they affect the way we teach?
The speakers will examine how to use the number line to help students understand fractions. Learn how to use the number line effectively to reinforce that fractions are numbers, develop an understanding of magnitude, and make comparisons. Strategies for addressing the Common Core State Standards will be presented.
Manipulatives hold a key to understanding the beginnings of algebra. Strategies for creative uses of manipulatives foster understanding so students see what expressions such as 3 br , lwh , and x +2 y really mean. A concrete foundation for math notation and symbols will demystify a complex code for students. Let's help students learn the secret code.