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The Counterfeit Bill Problem

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TCM Blog - Stack of Bills“I am often asked what the best way is to start the school year” writes Angela T. Barlow in the latest Teaching Children Mathematics blog. “My answer is always, ‘With a problem, of course!’ Not just any problem will do, though, as I want a problem that will spark discussion by eliciting a variety of solutions and/or solution strategies.” Math Tasks to Talk About

Core Truths

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Diane J. Briars, NCTM PresidentA little more than four years ago I was sitting with a small group of mathematics educators in the Peachtree Ridge High School auditorium in Suwanee, Georgia, for the release of the Common Core State Standards. Governors, state and district education leaders, business leaders, teacher union leaders, and a number of classroom teachers all described their strong support for CCSS and how having common, rigorous, world-class college- and career-ready standards would benefit both their students and the nation. Read more.

2014 NCTM Election Candidates

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NCTM LogoThe slate of candidates for the 2014 NCTM election has been announced by the Nominations and Elections Committee.  The election will select the next NCTM president and four new Board of Directors members. Their terms will begin in April 2015. Election voting begins in September 2014.

Principles to Actions: A CCSSM Solution

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14861_98x140.jpgThere has been an overwhelming response to the release of Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Continuing its tradition of mathematics education leadership, NCTM defines and describes the principles and actions, including specific teaching practices, that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for all students. Order NCTM’s solution to what will it take to turn the opportunity of the Common Core State Standards into reality in every classroom, school, and district.

Great Math at Your Doorstep

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2014 Regional ConferencesJoin us in Indianapolis, Richmond, or Houston for NCTM’s 2014 Regional Conferences & Expositions, our signature fall math education events. More than 200 presentations will offer the latest on the Common Core, NCTM's Process Standards, the Guiding Principles and Mathematics Teaching Practices detailed in NCTM's new Principles to Actions, assessment, differentiated instruction, 21st Century Learning in the math classroom, and more. Register now and save up to $80!

NCTM High School Institute

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High School Math Institute - ChicagoNCTM’s Interactive Institute—“Engaging Students in Learning: Mathematical Practices & Process Standards”—takes place July 31–August 2, 2014, in Chicago. This interactive professional learning experience will enable high school mathematics teachers to effectively address the mathematical practices in the Common Core State Standards and the NCTM Process Standards. Check out the schedule overview, list of speakers, and complete program information.
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