MEDIA ALERT and Event Calendar
Calling All Math Teachers to
Baltimore, Oct. 16–18, 2013!
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)
Regional Conference and Exposition in Baltimore will offer more than 200
sessions and workshops, covering all levels, pre-K–grade 12. The three-day
conference will feature many presenters from Maryland and the surrounding
states; other presentations will be given by educators from throughout the
United States and Canada. Topics about pressing issues in math education will
include STEM instruction, formative assessment, the Common Core State
Standards, instructional best practices, how to use new technologies to support
and enhance math instruction, and more.
WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center and Hilton Baltimore
Presentations: To understand the
cosmos, you need to know math. At
the conference’s Opening Session, keynote speaker Sten Odenwald will
present “How to Explore the Cosmos with Just a Little Math.”
cosmology offer a rich tapestry of math challenges for students. From
Bang to the present time, Odenwald will look at some of the math
along the way. This
session will kick off the conference on
Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at the Convention Center.
On Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18, an interactive
workshop will offer tips for all new and preservice teachers on how to manage
classrooms, work with parents, find engaging lessons, and handle homework. The
sessions will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Hilton.
On Thursday, October 17, NCTM President Linda Gojak will
discuss how a rich problem can be the umbrella for incorporating mathematical
practice with mathematics content in the elementary grades. This session, “It’s
Raining Rich Problems!” will offer some practical suggestions to turn this
vision into practice and is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Convention
On Friday, October 18, the session
“NCTM Board Hot Topic—Embracing the Common Core: An Opportunity Not a Burden”
will run from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Hilton. Participants will have an
opportunity to learn about NCTM’s Common Core-related efforts and share their
own successes and challenges.
Registration: Attendees may
register on-site at the Baltimore Convention Center on Wednesday, October 16,
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18, 7:00 a.m.–3:00
of the latest education products will be on display in the NCTM Exhibit Hall of
the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday, October 17, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.,
and Friday, October 18, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
facilitate an exchange of ideas among mathematics educators on the best
teaching practices and how students learn mathematics, thus enabling teachers
to return to their classrooms better prepared to teach mathematics to all
Preview all the conference offerings at www.nctm.org/baltimore.
The National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education, providing vision,
leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring
mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. With 80,000
members and more than 200 Affiliates, NCTM is the world’s largest organization
dedicated to improving mathematics education in prekindergarten through grade
12. The Council’s Principles and
Standards for School Mathematics includes guidelines for excellence in
mathematics education and issues a call for all students to engage in more
challenging mathematics. Its Curriculum Focal
Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics identifies the
most important mathematical topics for each grade level. Focus in High School
Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making advocates practical changes to
the high school mathematics curriculum to refocus learning on reasoning and
sense making. NCTM is dedicated to ongoing dialogue and constructive discussion
with all stakeholders about what is best for our nation’s students.
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