Webinars and Webcasts
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.
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.
View Lee V. Stiff's rousing closing address.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Developing students' number sense entails multiple and varied experiences over time. Using concrete, visual, and symbolic representations can facilitate this process. We will share specific classroom examples to highlight how ot select, make, use, and link representations effectively to build and enhance students' number sense.
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.
How can we make democracy a reality in math class and in school?
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.
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.
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.
The focus of this session will be to discuss the difference between and the relationship of computational proficiency and number sense.
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.
This clip features Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education with an introduction by Hank Kepner.
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.