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.

Using data from international comparisons to illustrate key points, this seminar will explore emerging research on the relationships between teaching and learning.

This E-Seminar will concentrate on developing mathematical and instructional knowledge of fractions, ratios, and proportional thinking to improve students' understanding of fractional concepts and procedures.

President Glenda Lappan presented NCTM's updated
Standards
document,
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics,
to a standing-room-only crowd. View
press conference transcript
and question-and-answer session.

Assessment Considerations for RTI in Mathematics. Response to Intervention (RTI) is a system through which early detection, prevention, and support identifies and assists students who are struggling. This session will emphasize the assessment processes within this system.

This seminar will focus on the relationship between the nature of the mathematical tasks in which students engage and what students ultimately learn about what mathematics is and how one does it.

Stimulate your students' interest in mathematics through literature. Create appealing problems for your students to solve using the poems of Shel Silverstein as contexts. Explore problems involving ratio and proportion, percents, algebraic thinking, geometry, and measurement.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Middle school geometry will be taught by using an inexpensive manipulative - paper! Through paper-folding activities, using both regular paper and patty paper, many of the middle school geometry topics, and much of the vocabulary, will be shown. Come learn some new ways to teach geometry to your students.

Iris Carl had a tremendous impact on the lives of students, parents, teachers, college educators, school administrators, and politicians. Her vision and ideals helped to shape NCTM and math education in the United States for the better. Carl's leadership brought needed change to math education and provides an example for all those who follow her.

We need to take stock of the record and take action from the state house to the classroom, so that our vision becomes reality and our hopes for our students are realized.

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.

Come explore a variety of approaches that may help your students be more successful in mathematics. Be prepared to reflect on the behaviors of your students and your own behaviors in order to improve the teaching and learning of school mathematics.

In Spring 2015, the Common Core assessments will be administered for the first time. What actions will best prepare us-students, teachers, leaders- for these assessments? What challenges must we address in light of these assessments? And what can we learn from past assessment improvement efforts to help us meet these challenges?

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.