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.
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.
In this E-Seminar you will learn many different writing activities that can be used enhance learning in mathematics.
View Lee V. Stiff's rousing closing address.
This session will honor the 2013 recipients of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards. The awards are bestowed to NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level.
More than 2,300 people gathered to welcome the release of NCTM's updated
Mayim Bialik, the Emmy-nominated actress on The Big Bang Theory and real-life neuroscientist, is on a mission to help educators and parents inspire students to pursue STEM education and careers.
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.
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.
This fast-paced session will stimulate participants to think about practical ways to bring about change in their classrooms and districts. One of the authors of NCTM's Principles to Actions, Daniel Brahier, will spotlight changes in curricular and assessment practices at the secondary level that can assist with implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting the message out about the importance of mathematics, where mathematics is headed, and the partners we need to get there is crucial as we prepare students for their future in a global society.
How can we make democracy a reality in math class and in school?
Steven Strogatz will describe his adventures in bringing math to the masses, including what worked ... and what didn't.
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.
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.