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2015 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Recipients

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NCTM Logo-107x34NCTM’s Mathematics Education Trust (MET) Board of Trustees has selected Franklin Demana, M. Kathleen Heid, and Bert Waits (posthumously) as recipients of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. The award honors NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level. Awardees will be recognized during the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Opening Session of the 2015 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston.

In Memoriam

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Carol MalloyWith sadness, we note the death of Carol E. Malloy.  Carol received the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, wrote and edited numerous NCTM publications, and served on the NCTM Board of Directors.

Carol Malloy passed away on January 17, 2015. 

Call for Nominations: 2015 Board of Directors Election

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NCTM Needs You Each year, NCTM's Board of Directors makes important decisions that set the direction for the Council and mathematics education. To ensure balanced representation, the 2015 ballot will present candidates for director positions at the elementary school level, at the middle school level, and from the Canadian region. NCTM has among its members many talented, energetic individuals who are qualified to assume leadership roles in the Council. The Nominations and Elections Committee needs your help in identifying these members. The committee seeks nominations from NCTM members for positions on the Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted online from January 15 through March 1.

2016 APME Call for Chapters

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APMEAnnual Perspectives in Mathematics Education (APME), NCTM's newest annual series, highlights current issues in the field from multiple perspectives and innovative practices. Read the full call for manuscripts for the 2016 volume, Mathematical Modeling and Modeling Mathematics, with details regarding suggested topics and submission dates. The editorial panel seeks chapters that focus on research-based information or practice-based approaches to understanding and effectively incorporating models and mathematical modeling in teaching and learning school mathematics K–12. Intention-to-submit forms are due by March 1! 

Book Your Room In Boston

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2015 Boston Annual Meeting & ExpositionHousing for NCTM's 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Boston, April 15–18, is now open. Reserve your room early for NCTM's headquarters hotel—The Westin Boston Waterfront—or the many NCTM official hotels near the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center to secure the best possible rate. Guaranteed lowest rates with no booking or service fees, networking opportunities, and complimentary shuttle service! Housing is selling quickly–reserve your room today.

Curriculum Materials Matter! Evaluating the Evaluation Process

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Diane J. Briars, NCTM PresidentAdoption of curriculum materials is one of the most important decisions a teacher, school, or district can make. While state standards describe what students are expected to learn and be able to do, what is taught in classrooms—the implemented curriculum—is heavily influenced by textbooks and other instructional materials. The instructional materials affect lesson content, depth and duration of instruction for particular topics, and topic sequence. So, while we may talk about curriculum materials as just "resources," the fact is that they strongly influence classroom instruction—for better or worse. President's Message
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