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    May 5, 2016
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    A math teacher is someone who inspires their students to look beyond the pages of the textbook to become problem solvers and critical thinkers. Every day your boundless passion and dedication impacts each and every one of your students. As a math teacher, you are ensuring that your students will have the knowledge and skills that will help them not only succeed in the classroom, but also be empowered by mathematics to become productive citizens of our democratic society.
    May 2, 2016
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     Matt Larson began his term as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) at the conclusion of the Council’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco on April 16. Over the past year, Larson has worked closely with his predecessor, Diane J. Briars, as he prepared to assume the duties of president for his two-year term.


    Apr 27, 2016
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    A slight downturn in the grade 12 mathematics scores on the most recent Nation’s Report Card is further evidence of the need to make changes to the high school mathematics curriculum, according to NCTM.
    Apr 21, 2016

    The Ticker

    Jane Porath, a mathematics teacher at TCAPS' East Middle School, has received an invitation from President Barack Obama to attend the Teacher of the Year event at the White House on May 3.
    Apr 19, 2016

    SD Times

    There were a lot of computers on the floor of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco this past weekend, but very few of them were actually plugged in. That’s because the NCTM show is one where math teachers can use and evaluate abaci.
    Apr 14, 2016
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    NCTM Honors Lifetime Achievement Awards in Mathematics Education NCTM Honors Lifetime Achievement Awards Reston, Va., April 14, 2016-The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) named Barbara J. Reys and Ed Dickey as recipients of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathe

    Apr 11, 2016
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    Educators suggest parents don't talk about math negatively with teens. In this article, parents can use advice given from veteran math teachers to help their teen gain interest and succeed in math.
    Apr 5, 2016
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    NCTM will offer more than 700 sessions and workshops covering all levels, pre-K-grade 12, at its 2016 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. The four-day conference, April 13-16, will feature presenters from San Francisco and all across the country and will offer insights into implementation and assessment of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, best practices directly from experts in mathematics education, new ideas for integrating mathematics into other disciplines and supporting student learners, among many other topics.
    Apr 4, 2016

    Summing Up

    Congratulations to the recipients of the winter cycle of MET grants and scholarships! With the philanthropy, dedication, and support of donors and partners, NCTM's Mathematics Education Trust has for 40 years been putting money directly into the hands of educators who what to improve themselves and the teaching of mathematics.
    Mar 17, 2016
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    NCTM will offer more than 700 sessions and workshops covering all levels, pre-K–grade 12, at its 2016 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. The four-day conference, April 13–16, will feature presenters from San Francisco and all across the country and will offer discussions about the Common Core State Standards, motivating students, inspiring the next generation of math leaders, among many other topics.
    Mar 16, 2016

    Education Week

    NCTM has released a statement cautioning states and districts that allowing computer science courses to substitute for a high school math course could "undermine students' mathematics preparation."
    Mar 7, 2016
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    More than 20 mathematics educators from NCTM state Affiliates and state departments of education representing 12 states convened in Arlington, Virginia on February 12 for a one-day meeting on how to better advocate for college- and career-ready mathematics education. The conference was organized by NCTM, the Hunt Institute, and the Collaborative for Student Success.
    Feb 2, 2016
    Today, a coalition of non-profit education and education technology organizations launched a national initiative to transform student attitudes about math.
    Jan 20, 2016

    Congratulations to the 2016 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) has selected Edwin Dickey and Barbara Reys as recipients of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at t

    Jan 13, 2016
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    “We were pleased to hear President Obama mention mathematics and education early prominently in the State of the Union address last night,” said NCTM President Diane Briars. “Giving students rich opportunities in math early in their schooling is critically important to laying the foundation for their future success—both in the pursuit of any future STEM study or career, and to be an informed citizen in our increasingly technological society.
    Jan 8, 2016


    In a change that could shift the way elementary schools work across New York City, officials want more fifth-graders to learn math from teachers chosen to focus on the subject, rather than their general classroom teachers.
    Dec 10, 2015
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    Earlier today, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law. This legislation will replace the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)-a statute that almost everyone agrees was well intentioned but unworkable in many ways.
    Oct 28, 2015
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    NCTM attributed the slight decline in nationwide results on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to a period of transition and changes in mathematics education. Different standards and the related demands on teachers will take time to be reflected in higher scores on the Nation’s Report Card.
    Oct 20, 2015

    The Florida Times-Union

    Math anxiety is a familiar feeling for parents of teenagers and middle school students, often settling in with their children’s first algebra homework assignment.
    Oct 13, 2015

    The Middletown Press

    The Connecticut Department of Education recently released statewide assessment scores for standardized tests developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). These scores are intended to measure students’ achievement of Common Core State Standards expectations.
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