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    Welcome to another successful school year providing high-quality math instruction for each and every student in your classroom! Whether you embarked on the first day of class already or the new school year is still around the corner, we want you to be ready! Check out these NCTM resources to get you prepared.


    Featured Books


    Peruse these books to improve your teaching and recharge before school starts. Whether you teach at the elementary-, middle-, or high school level, these featured publications will provide you new ideas to implement into your instruction when you return to your classroom.


    Tips for Teachers


    Special Products


    A new school year brings new students and fresh perspectives. What better time to get new resources to help your students enjoy learning math? The NCTM Store is a great place to start. NCTM members—be sure to take advantage of your 15% off discount!

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    Get Inspired!


    Get inspiration for your classroom by watching these NCTM Shadow Con speaker series webcasts.

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    Introduction - Dan Meyer

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    Seeing Students Who Hide - Cathy Yenca

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    The Mathematical Heart - Anurupa Ganguly

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    Math Play - Kassia Wedekind

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    The Art of Mathematical Anthropology - Geoff Krall

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    Closing – Mike Flynn and Zak Champagne

    Interested in more speaker videos? Watch some of the 2017 NCTM Annual Meeting presentations.


    Teacher Voices

    Have a few extra minutes? These blog posts written by your peers and curated by the editors of Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM), Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (MTMS), and Mathematics Teacher (MT) are a great resource to get you thinking about your classroom instruction at the start of the year.

    Teaching Children Mathematics

    Are Your Students Problem Performers or Problem Solvers
    by Angela T. Barlow, Matthew Duncan, Alyson E. Lischka, Kristin S. Hartland, and J. Christopher Willingham

    Relational Thinking: What's the Difference?
    by Ian Whitacre, Robert C. Schoen, Zachary Champagne, and Andrea Goddard

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

    Exploring Yellowstone National Park with Mathematical Modeling
    by Megan H. Wickstrom, Ruth Carr, and Dacia Lackey

    The Cake Contest
    by Colleen Haberern

    Mathematics Teacher

    Increased Participation and Conversation Using Networked Devices
    by Christopher Danielson and Dan Meyer

    Snapshots of Equitable Teaching in a Highly Diverse Classroom
    by Ruth N. Urbina-Lilback


    Classroom Resources

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    ARC: Activities with Rigor and Coherence

    These lessons address a mathematical topic and support effective teaching practices. Four new just added! 


    CRCC: Featured Monthly Resources

    Check out this collection of timely resources for each grade level.


    Math Forum: Problems of the Week

    Get your weekly dose of math problems and puzzles from the Math Forum. You will also find more math resources and tools, as well as a Math Forum: Problems of the Week Blog, furthering discussion.


    Principles to Actions Toolkit


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