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    Jun 27, 2016

    The Hechinger Report

    A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) finds that applied-math instruction, or the way it is actually taught in classrooms, may not be serving students well. Furthermore, it found that teachers were often using a watered-down, applied-math approach in classrooms of low-income students, while giving higher income students much more exposure to pure math.
    Jun 18, 2016

    The Charlotte Observer

    This coming week the North Carolina House and Senate will vote on House Bill 657, which would give high school and middle school students who qualify a choice between one of two mathematics tracks – an integrated track approved in early June by the North Carolina State Board of Education or a traditional track that isolates topics, such as Geometry, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2.
    Jun 8, 2016

    NCTM Summing Up

    NCTM members Jane Porath and Paul Kelley visited the White House for National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 3. They were among a select group of teachers invited to the ceremony at which President Obama recognized teachers from each state and 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes.
    Jun 6, 2016

    Education Week

    Matt Larson, a former high school math teacher and K-12 math curriculum specialist for the Lincoln, Neb., public schools, began his two-year term as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in April. Larson is no stranger to the 70,000-member organization. He has worked for NCTM on committees and the board of directors for nearly two decades.
    May 30, 2016

    Daily News Journal

    Mitchell Neilson Schools fifth-grade students of math teacher Matt Clarady launched summer in a special way this week. "We're out here test floating a boat we built in class this year to teach different math skills," said Clarady, who teaches math and science at the school.
    May 27, 2016


    What happens when a teacher just won't be confined to conventional education? You get a math lesson out of building a chicken coop. We've followed Ashley Kizer's created lessons before at Adamsville Elementary.
    May 23, 2016

    KQED News

    This session of the NCTM Annual Meeting didn’t focus on any specific mathematical practice and yet it was enlightening — with the right approach, teachers can help kids who hate math feel like it’s their best subject.
    May 20, 2016
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    Studies find young students can benefit from the math tool, but many teachers still don’t employ them in lessons.
    May 16, 2016

    HuffPost Education

    Paul Kelley has been teaching mathematics at Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota. My wife Helen and I were lucky to meet Paul when we were all invited the recent White House celebration of our nation’s teachers. We meandered through the security line and spent time together during the Teacher of the Year ceremony.
    May 13, 2016

    Anoka-Hennepin School District

    When Paul Kelley, a math teacher at Anoka High School (AHS), first saw the email invitation in his inbox he was skeptical. It began, “The President requests the pleasure of your company…” When he saw that he was required to provide some sensitive identity information, he was downright suspicious.
    May 9, 2016


    Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, has announced the release of a powerful new title -- Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents -- copublished with NCTM.

    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.
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