October 9, 2013—The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(NCTM), and the Nevada Council of Mathematics will host a
regional conference and exposition in Las Vegas, October 23–25. The conference
invites educators to learn effective teaching strategies and listen to exciting
speakers who will inspire them to become better teachers.
Presenters during the conference will come from all areas of
Nevada, including Carson City and Reno, as well as Las Vegas. Presentations
will also be given by educators from surrounding states and throughout the
United States, and from as far away as Brisbane, Australia. The conference will
offer more than 200 sessions and workshops, covering all levels, pre-K–grade
12. The sessions support NCTM’s yearlong
focus on number and operations, as well as a wealth of other topics, including
STEM instruction, formative assessment, the Common Core State Standards, and
instructional best practices.
will discuss what effective and
innovative math instruction should look like, and how teachers can create ideal
learning experiences for all students. The Opening Session, “Game Changers: Rethinking the Way We Teach
Math,” will kick off the conference on Wednesday, October 23, 5:30–7:00
p.m., at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Amazon F.
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 in Miranda 1/2.
On Thursday, October 24, NCTM President Linda Gojak will examine
how a rich problem can be the umbrella for integrating 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. This session is scheduled for 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Amazon F.
conference activities will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. In
addition, hundreds of the latest education products will be on display in the
NCTM Exhibit Hall on Thursday, October 24,
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Friday, October 25,
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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.
Media interested in arranging interviews or attending the
conference, contact Tracy Withrow, Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 620-9840, ext.
2189. During the conference, Oct. 22–25,
call (571) 423-6315.