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Curriculum Materials Matter! Evaluating the Evaluation Process
Diane J. Briars, NCTM PresidentAdoption of curriculum materials is one of the most important decisions a teacher, school, or district can make. While state standards describe what students are expected to learn and be able to do, what is taught in classrooms—the implemented curriculum—is heavily influenced by textbooks and other instructional materials. The instructional materials affect lesson content, depth and duration of instruction for particular topics, and topic sequence. So, while we may talk about curriculum materials as just "resources," the fact is that they strongly influence classroom instruction—for better or worse. President's Message
12/19/2014 10:39:07 AM | Permanent Link
Book Your Room In Boston
2015 Boston Annual Meeting & ExpositionHousing for NCTM's 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Boston, April 15–18, is now open. Reserve your room early for NCTM's headquarters hotel—The Westin Boston Waterfront—or the many NCTM official hotels near the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center to secure the best possible rate. Guaranteed lowest rates with no booking or service fees, networking opportunities, and complimentary shuttle service! Housing is selling quickly–reserve your room today.
12/19/2014 10:38:27 AM | Permanent Link
The NCTM Election Results Are In!
NCTM Logo-107x34 The results of the NCTM 2014 Election are in. Congratulations to Matthew R. Larson, Nadine Bezuk, John SanGiovanni, Denise Spangler, and Marilyn Strutchens! Read more about the members elected to serve on the NCTM Board of Directors. The NCTM Board sets the direction, establishes policy, and oversees the activities of the Council. Board Directors serve three-year terms. All terms begin at the conclusion of the NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition in April.
12/19/2014 10:38:15 AM | Permanent Link
Honoring Student Voice: The Green Dress
MTBlog_art“Some say that this story is an example of community building,” writes Kathy Erickson in MTMS’s “Joy and Inspiration in the Mathematics Classroom” blog. “Those who know me well see a stunning display of the depths of my stubbornness. My principal—bless her vision—recognized the green dress as a celebration honoring student voice, of acknowledging students and valuing their ideas, no matter the personal pain. My future posts will relate more to honoring student voice in academic topics, but the green dress chronicle remains one of the most enduring and entertaining stories from my teaching.”
12/19/2014 10:37:57 AM | Permanent Link
Podcasts Bring Life to Past JRME Articles
earbuds_100x79.jpgOver the course of 2014, interviewed four mathematics education researchers about articles published in NCTM's Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME). Each article and associated podcast explores a different topic, including mathematical noticing, negative integer understanding, and teacher positionality. Listen to the full collection, including podcasts from 2013.
12/19/2014 10:37:44 AM | Permanent Link
Exploring Mathematics through Play
14995.jpgA practical new book, copublished by NCTM and Teachers College Press, helps preservice and in-service teachers recognize the mathematical learning that occurs during play, develop strategies for mathematizing that play, and design formal lessons that make connections between mathematics and play. Exploring Mathematics through Play in the Early Childhood Classroomprovides examples that illustrate how play offers children opportunities to solve non-routine problems and demonstrate a variety of mathematical ways of thinking—such as perseverance and attention to precision.
12/19/2014 10:37:26 AM | Permanent Link