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The Counterfeit Bill Problem
TCM Blog - Stack of Bills“I am often asked what the best way is to start the school year” writes Angela T. Barlow in the latest Teaching Children Mathematics blog. “My answer is always, ‘With a problem, of course!’ Not just any problem will do, though, as I want a problem that will spark discussion by eliciting a variety of solutions and/or solution strategies.” Math Tasks to Talk About
8/5/2014 10:52:33 AM | Permanent Link
Core Truths
Diane J. Briars, NCTM PresidentA little more than four years ago I was sitting with a small group of mathematics educators in the Peachtree Ridge High School auditorium in Suwanee, Georgia, for the release of the Common Core State Standards. Governors, state and district education leaders, business leaders, teacher union leaders, and a number of classroom teachers all described their strong support for CCSS and how having common, rigorous, world-class college- and career-ready standards would benefit both their students and the nation. Read more.
8/5/2014 10:52:21 AM | Permanent Link
Principles to Actions: A CCSSM Solution
14861_98x140.jpgThere has been an overwhelming response to the release of Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Continuing its tradition of mathematics education leadership, NCTM defines and describes the principles and actions, including specific teaching practices, that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for all students. Order NCTM’s solution to what will it take to turn the opportunity of the Common Core State Standards into reality in every classroom, school, and district.
8/5/2014 10:51:58 AM | Permanent Link
Great Math at Your Doorstep
2014 Regional ConferencesJoin us in Indianapolis, Richmond, or Houston for NCTM’s 2014 Regional Conferences & Expositions, our signature fall math education events. More than 200 presentations will offer the latest on the Common Core, NCTM's Process Standards, the Guiding Principles and Mathematics Teaching Practices detailed in NCTM's new Principles to Actions, assessment, differentiated instruction, 21st Century Learning in the math classroom, and more. Register now and save up to $80!
8/5/2014 10:51:47 AM | Permanent Link
Mathematics for Equity
Mathematics for Equity book coverIn Mathematics for Equity: A Framework for Successful Practice, copublished with Teachers College Press, nationally renowned scholars join classroom teachers to share equity-oriented approaches that have been successful with urban high school mathematics students. Compiling for the first time major research findings and practitioner experiences from Railside High School, the volume describes the evolution of a fundamentally different conception of learners and teaching. The chapters bring together research and reflection on teacher collaboration and professional communities, student outcomes and mathematics classroom culture, reform curricula and pedagogy, and ongoing teacher development.
8/5/2014 10:51:33 AM | Permanent Link
Procedural Fluency in Mathematics
NCTM Logo“To develop procedural fluency, students need experience in integrating concepts and procedures and building on familiar procedures as they create their own informal strategies and procedures,” according to a new position statement from NCTM. “Students need opportunities to justify both informal strategies and commonly used procedures mathematically, to support and justify their choices of appropriate procedures, and to strengthen their understanding and skill through distributed practice.” Procedural Fluency in Mathematics
8/5/2014 10:50:55 AM | Permanent Link