Reston, Va., April 2, 2014—The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) will
offer more than 700 sessions and workshops, covering all levels, pre-K–grade
12, at its 2014 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition. The four-day conference will feature presenters
from New Orleans and all across the country. Topics will include the Common
Core State Standards, STEM education, achieving equity and social justice, and classroom
use of technology.
“Whether you’re a classroom teacher, coach,
administrator, preservice teacher, or math specialist, NCTM’s Annual Meeting
has something for you,” said NCTM President Linda Gojak.
speaker Steven Strogatz of Cornell University will kick off the conference with
the session “The Joy of x.” An award-winning math
scholar with a broad
interest in applied mathematics, Strogatz studies how synchrony occurs
spontaneously in nature (Wednesday, April 9, 5:30–7:00 p.m.).
its tradition of mathematics education leadership, NCTM will unveil Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
to define and describe the principles and actions, including specific teaching
practices, that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for all
exciting about NCTM’s new blueprint for mathematics education? The writing
team will present several sessions at the conference about the publication’s focus on
teaching and learning and how to engage students in mathematics thinking.
Rote memorization through
drill and practice does not lead to fluency. Join NCTM President Linda Gojak to
look at the ways to help students use strategic thinking to develop fluency
through reasoning and sense making (Thursday, April 10, 2:00–3:00 p.m.).
In spring 2015, the Common
Core assessments will be administered for the first time. What actions will
best prepare teachers and students for these assessments? NCTM President-Elect
Diane Briars will discuss opportunities and challenges (Friday, April 11,
Bill Amend, the cartoonist
who created the comic strip FoxTrot, has been injecting math and science
humor into the funny pages for more than 25 years. He’ll share examples and
stories and discuss the joys and challenges of bringing math to the masses (Saturday,
April 12, 12:30–1:30 p.m.).
activities will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the
Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Attendees
on-site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at the following times: Wednesday,
April 9, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; Thursday, April 11, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Friday,
April 10, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; and Saturday, April 12, 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
In addition, hundreds
of the latest education products will be on display in the NCTM Exhibit Hall at
the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Thursday, April 10, 8:00 a.m.–5:00
p.m.; Friday, April 11, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Saturday, April 12, 8:00
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
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