MEDIA ALERT and Event Calendar
Calling All Math Teachers to Las
Vegas, Oct. 23–25!
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Nevada Council of Mathematics
Regional Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas will offer more than 200
sessions and workshops, covering all levels, pre-K–grade 12. The three-day
conference will feature many presenters from Nevada and the surrounding states;
other presentations will be given by educators from throughout the United
States and Canada. Topics related to 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.
WHEN: October 23–25
WHERE: Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino
Presentations: What should effective and innovative math
instruction look like, and how can teachers create ideal learning experiences
for all students? At the conference’s Opening Session, keynote speakers will present “Game
Changers: Rethinking the Way We Teach Math.” This discussion, led by NCTM Board
member, Jon Wray, features the perspectives of four educators whose work is
transforming curriculum design and delivery and changing the way students think
about mathematics. This session will kick off the conference on Wednesday, October 23, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
On Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25, 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.
On Thursday, October 24, 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 12:30–1:30 p.m.
October 25, the session “NCTM Board Hot Topic—Embracing the Common Core: An
Opportunity, Not a Burden” will run from 11:00 a.m. to noon. 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 Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino on Wednesday, October 23,
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25, 7:00 a.m.–3:00
of the latest education products will be on display in the NCTM Exhibit Hall at the Rio
All-Suites Hotel and Casino on
Thursday, October 24, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Friday, October 25, 8:00
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/lasvegas.
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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