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Over 200 Sessions & Workshops!

Choose from more than 200 presentations targeted to grade levels and special topics. Whether you’re a classroom teacher, administrator, or preservice teacher, you’ll find you'll find the topics that interest you and plenty of choices for your grade level.

Download the Hartford Program Book (8MB PDF) now!

Learn more about your grade level, speakers, topics, and more! 

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Featured Presentations 

Formats & Presentations Types 

Learn↔Reflect Strand 

Grade Levels  

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Who Attends 

Featured Presentations

Jeremy Bailenson 

Opening Session
Wednesday, October 24

Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford University
The Virtual Revolution of Teaching and Learning 

Jeremy Bailenson explores how virtual reality will transform curricula, assessment tools, and the very nature of student/teacher relationships. Bailenson is founding director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab and an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford.

Learn from the Experts 

Robert Q. Berry, III
Board of Directors, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; University of Virginia
Mathematics Scan: An Observational Measure for Mathematics Teaching 

Diane Briars
Mathematics Education Consultant
Reclaiming Lost Ground: Research-Based Interventions for Underprepared Algebra Students  

Gail Burrill
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Michigan State University
Rethinking Fractions: Implications for Teaching and Learning Algebra  

Francis (Skip) Fennell
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; McDaniel College
I’m a math specialist, who said I was a leader!!!  

Scott Flansburg
Global Ambassador World Math Day and Mathletics
Master Everyday Math in Seconds with The Human Calculator  

Carole Greenes
Arizona State University
Crosswalks and the Hairs on Your Head: Developing Logical Reasoning  

Linda Gojak
President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; John Carroll University
Cutting to the Core with the Standards for Mathematical Practice   

Timothy Kanold
Loyola University
Formative Assessment in a Summative Assessment CCSS World!  

Henry Kepner
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Preparing Students for Common Core State Assessments—College/Career Readiness  

Steven Leinwand
American Institutes for Research
Making Math Much More Accessible to Our Students  

Carol Malloy
Author, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Questions to Engage All Students in Making Sense of Mathematics  

Rachel McAnallen
Zoid and Company
Conceptual Understanding of Perimeter, Area, and Volume  

Eric Milou
Rowan University
Teaching Number Sense to the iGeneration  

Suzanne Mitchell
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
Powerful Actions to Enrich the Implementation of Standards-Based Instruction  

J. Michael Shaughnessy
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Portland State University
Student Thinking about Data When Gathering or Analyzing Samples  

Brian Tickle
Consultant, New South Wales, Australia 
A Real Hands-on Approach to Teaching Place Value 

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Who Attends? 

With more than 200 presentations covering an array of topics, NCTM’s Regional Conference gathers thousands of mathematics education professionals to hear from leading experts in the field. Whether you’re a classroom teacher, coach, administrator, preservice teacher, or math specialist there’s something for you.  

  • Classroom teachers of all levels
  • Administrators
  • Mathematics coaches and specialists
  • Curriculum planners
  • Experts in mathematics education
  • Teacher educators
  • New and preservice teachers
  • And you!



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Grade Levels  

Our meeting covers it all——from Pre-K to Higher Ed and Research! Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from more than 200 presentations targeted to different grade levels. Whether you’re an elementary school teacher, math coach, or learning to become a teacher, you’ll find a wide selection of presentations to help you keep your career on track.

Download the PDF sampling of presentations broken down by grade level to give you a glimpse of what this conference has to offer.

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Convince Your Administrator   

We know that it’s tough these days to find the time and the funds for your professional development. Our goal is to make the process easier for you. Garner support for attending the conference by using this letter explaining what the conference is and how you can benefit from attending.

Conference Letter (Word)
Conference Letter (PDF)

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Formats & Presentation Types


With a wide variety of topics, new ideas, and innovations for your classroom, you and your students will benefit from the wide selection of sessions. Both sessions and research sessions will be 60 minutes and set in theater-style rooms. 


Participate in Hands-On Gallery Workshops 

Gallery workshops will be 90 minutes, allow attendees to participate in hands-on activities, and will have additional gallery seating for observers. You’ll walk away with manipulatives, activities, and handouts for your classroom. 


Note: All presentations are open to conference participants. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserving spaces in line or saving seats is not permitted.  

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The program will cover an array of topics including some of the latest hot-topics today, such as:

  • Response to Intervention
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Assessment
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Technology
  • And more!


In addition to new, hot topics of discussion, presentations will also cover principles, standards, and other areas for professional development, including:  

  • Algebra 
  • Assessment
  • Calculus & Discrete Mathematics
  • Communication, Connections, &  Representation
  • Data Analysis & Probability
  • Equity & Diversity Issues
  • Geometry & Measurement
  • Number & Operations
  • Problem Solving & Reasoning
  • Professional Development,  Coaching, &  Mentoring

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Learn↔Reflect Strand: Reasoning and Proof: Is it true? Convince me!

  Thursday, October 25

Plan one full day to focus on Reasoning and Proof with the Learn↔Reflect Strand. Start your day with the morning Kickoff session, then choose from a variety of presentations throughout the day focused on Reasoning and Proof. You’ll conclude with a Reflection session where you’ll discuss the day’s learning through the context of the following Reflection Questions:

  1. What role does reasoning and proof play in increasing the opportunities for communication to help students develop mathematical understanding?
  2. How does stressing reasoning and proof influence your instructional decisions? In addition, how do your instructional decisions influence how reasoning and proof should be stressed?
  3. How does reasoning and proof drive the lifelong learning of significant mathematics to all students? How is equity and diversity also promoted by stressing reasoning and proof?
  4. How are you thinking differently about your use of reasoning and proof because of participating in the Learn-Reflect strand? What are some of the steps you plan to take to promote reasoning and proof in your classroom/school?

Strand Kickoff Session with Ralph Pantozzi 

Thursday, October 25, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Got Something To Prove? 

The proof is NOT in the pudding—it’s all around. From addition & subtraction, to fractions & decimals, integers, algebra, geometry and beyond, opportunities for students to “prove it” abound. See how to use both “eventful” and subtle (sneaky?) means to help your students develop a habit of using proof as a regular part of mathematics.

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