Webinars and Webcasts
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.
What is a polygon in elementary school? The answer is not as simple or closed as you may think! Experience activities the speakers have developed with children and their teachers to build more sophisticated notions of geometry. They discuss features of photo-editing software as a tool to foster discussion and debate.
This session will focus on describing a set of effective teaching practices and engaging participants in a discussion of how to help teachers learn to use them.
Rote memorization through drill and practice does not lead to fluency. Let's look at ways we can help students use strategic thinking that develops to fluency through reasoning and sense making.
Students can draw on informal reasoning and life experience to make sense of quantities and their relationships. I will share student work along with video episodes of middle and high school students reasoning about quantities that change together. Learn ways to support and inquire into your students' reasoning.
Teachers will be introduced to design projects that incorporate the ideas of engineering with mathematics content, including consumer math, measurement, geometry and statistics. Participants will be given the opportunity to work in teams to create one of the designs in the session.
One of the goals of the team writing the common core standards was to capture the coherence of mathematics. The team identified unifying principles that tie together the disparate topics in school mathematics. The speaker will describe these principles and illustrate with examples how they can provide coherence to the curriculum.
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.
How do you know you have found all the of the answers? How do you know for sure something does not exist? Questions such as these naturally lead students to create general arguments. In this presentation we will have fun exploring tasks that lead to such questions and in turn general arguments.
Explore the full range of assessments your teachers must consider. Consider professional development opportunities that will move your teachers toward implementation of the Common Core State Standards for grades K-6 and focus on a variety of assessments, interviews, and constructed response items.
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.
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.
This session highlights equity and access in NCTM's new signature publication Principles to Actions . This session will outline the range of actions intersecting with equity and access in PtA.
Explore applications of integers, make connections in multiple domains, explore students' misconceptions and strategies, and enhance pedagogical and content knowledge to improve students' conceptual understanding, which leads to flexibility when applying that knowledge to new situations.
Teachers who know the mathematics they teach are better at teaching it to their students. Teachers need to understand how English mathematics language challenges English language learners. This presentation will give teachers insight into the interplay of language, culture, and mathematics understanding.
Learn how to use multiple representations to help students in their problem solving. Examples will include solutions with multiple representations and how different representations can support different types of learners
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.
In the blink of an eye, the unconscious mind decides lots of (often important) things for us, without our even knowing what we're doing. The speaker will describe how we make these decisions and why some people are so much better at it than others.
Haycock will review data on students' performance, identify primary problem areas, and share practices from the schools and districts that are most effective in raising achievement and closing gaps.
This session will explore simple strategies that any teacher can regularly use to make his or her classroom more inclusive and engaging for all students.
Starting with equity and learning, we'll move to the powerful eight practices of effective teaching, and make the case for how curriculum, tools and technology, assessment and professionalism are the essential systemic supports.