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The silent auction items listed below will be up for bid on Friday, April 19, 2013, by the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). You must be present at the MET Celebration event in Denver to bid on items.  

Logo_ForrestTJones-190x91We are deeply grateful to all our auction item donors and event sponsor, Forrest T. Jones & Company, for their generous support!  


Silent auction rules and regulations will be posted soon. Additional restrictions to those (noted below) may apply. References to non-NCTM commercial products should not be construed as an NCTM endorsement of said products.  


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Golf Vacation Package: Out of the City and onto the Green 
Fair Market Value: $3,014 (package) 

Part One: Enjoy two rounds of golf for two and overnight accommodations in a golf cottage suite for three nights at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee. 

Cuscowilla Golf Resort is ideally nestled in the middle of Georgia’s Lake Country, just 70 miles east of Atlanta on beautiful Lake Oconee. Award-winning golf, water activities, boat rental, biking, and tennis are just a few amenities that it offers. Highly ranked and regarded as the #1 “Best Course You Can Play in Georgia” by Golfweek 2011. The Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore–designed golf course winds through rolling meadows and valleys of pine. 

Website for further information: (press releases) 

Not valid during holidays, during Masters Week, or from March 15 to April 30, 2013. The golf course is also closed on Mondays. 

No transportation included.

Part Two: Experience world-class golf, a gorgeous lake, a great sense of community, and the casually elegant lifestyle of Reynolds Plantation with a special experience that includes one round of golf for four guests on the Landing, Plantation, National, or Great Waters course at Reynolds Plantation. 

Reynolds Plantation boasts 117 holes of golf designed by some of the most respected golf architects in the game, including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, and Bob Cupp. National Course is where Tom Fazio took maximum advantage of the site when designing it, creating holes with drama as unique as the setting. Nine holes were added to the course in 2000, bringing the total number of holes at National to 27 and allowing three different course options. 

Offer is subject to space availability and is not valid during holidays, Masters Week, or special-event weekends and is nontransferable and has no cash value. Weekend tee times available after 1:00 p.m. Proper golf attire is required; metal spikes are not allowed on Reynolds courses. Present certificate at check-in. Expires 12/31/13. 

No transportation included.


Vacation Package: New York City Adventure 
Fair Market Value: $2,200 (package) 

Part One: Enjoy New York City for up to three nights at a two-bedroom, three-bath luxury condo high above midtown Manhattan. The condo living room has sweeping views; within a few blocks, you can shop on Fifth Avenue, stroll through Central Park, or visit the Museum of Modern Art or Rockefeller Center. A short subway or cab ride will take you to Times Square, the Chelsea Art District, the new High Line park, or Museum Mile. This venue is the perfect getaway for two couples to share.

Dates must be coordinated between the winning bidder and the condo owner. Not all dates are available. Maximum occupancy, two couples.

No transportation included.

Part Two: Gordon Suber, a “Big Apple Greeter,” will give a five-hour tour of Manhattan. He will adapt the tour to your requests or make it his own. Gordon will take you to places off the beaten path where tour buses may not go and visitors probably don’t know. He will take you to the building where George Washington bade farewell to the troops, deep into Chinatown to watch Chinese pharmacists fill prescriptions in the way they have done for thousands of years, and to a magnificent cathedral. You’ll visit the new Ground Zero and much more. He may even be able to help you get play tickets or dinner reservations. Certainly, he will help make your trip a memorable one. 

Sea Shells of Sanibel, Florida Getaway
Fair Market Value: $1,800 

Wonderful two-bedroom condo on Sanibel Island, Florida, available for one week (6 nights and 7 days). Sleeps a single family of up to 5 (best for 2 couples) with king bed, two twin beds, a rollaway, and a couch. Across from the best shelling beach in the country and not far from the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Great restaurants; nice pool and tennis court. Nearest airport is Fort Myers (Southwest Florida International Airport).

Subject to availability. Maximum occupancy, family of up to five, or two couples. Winning bidder must contact donor for reservations. No transportation included.


Two Nights at Historic Montwell
Fair Market Value: $400 

Enjoy two nights for two at historic Montwell (private residence) in the Coolest Small Town in America 2011: Lewisburg, West Virginia. Offer includes two special breakfasts and one gourmet dinner for two. 

Lewisburg is less than 5 hours from Washington D.C., with daily air service to Atlanta and Dulles airports. Lewisburg has one of three Carnegie Halls in the United States, an equity theater, lots of great restaurants and bakeries, plenty of shopping, and walking and biking trails along the Greenbrier River. It is only nine miles from the famous Greenbrier Resort. Subject to availability. Arrange nights with donor.  

No transportation included.


Week at the E. W. Fiske Guest House, Helena, Montana 
Fair Market Value: $1,500 (high season) 

The E. W. Fiske Guest House (circa 1885) in Helena, Montana, presents an example of an early family home in Montana. The current owners have continued to preserve their great-grandfather’s home. This is a simple, elegant home tastefully furnished from the Victorian era. All three bedrooms are available for a week for a family or three couples. The home serves as a base for exploring some of Montana’s treasures, including the Gates of the Mountain on the Missouri River, Glacier National Park, the Lewis and Clark Museum in Great Falls, and Charlie Russell Museums in both Helena and Great Falls. 

Subject to availability. The week is to be arranged with the donor by June 15, 2013.

No transportation included. 


Sailboat Trip for Four 
Fair Market Value: $300 

Enjoy an adventurous day for four people on the water aboard Absolute Value—a 34-foot sailboat in the intracoastal waterway near Melbourne, Florida, where dolphin sightings are common. Lunch will be provided.

Winning bidder must provide own ground transportation and schedule trip with donor.




iPad with Retina display
Fair Market Value: $499

With the breakthrough Retina display, this snappy iPad has 16 gigabytes of memory and Wi-Fi. 


Zuni Multistone Inlay Pin 
Fair Market Value: $160 

Zuni jewelers have long been considered masters of using color and the inlay technique. This eye-catching Zuni multistone inlay pin (pre-owned) depicts the thunderbird symbol and will stand out adorning a sweater or jacket of any color. The sterling silver back also includes a ring for a necklace chain. The pin measures 1.625 inches at its widest and 2.25 inches at its longest dimensions. The Internet abounds with many explanations regarding the meaning of the thunderbird symbol in Native American cultures. 


Bella Perlina Bracelet
Fair Market Value: $95 

This Bella Perlina bracelet (new) has European crystal and glass bead charms of silver, pearl, brown, and bronze tones in the current “in” style. The size is adjustable. Adorn your wrist or that of a woman special to you with this lovely piece.


Mary Kay Satin Hands Trio and Satin Lips Duo
Fair Market Value: $52 

The Mary Kay Satin Hands Trio (peach hand scrub, hand softener, hand cream) and Satin Lips Duo (lip mask, lip balm) provide exfoliants and creams to smooth and soften hands and lips. You’ll be impressed with your new look and feel.



Registration to NCTM’s 2014 Annual Meeting 
Fair Market Value: up to $509  (three registrations)

Win one of three registrations to join us in New Orleans, April 9-12, for NCTM's 2014 Annual Meeting—the nation’s largest math education event. Take advantage of this professional development opportunity to sharpen your skills, gain new techniques, and learn from innovative practitioners and experts in the field.  



Casio Graphing Calculator and Software (Single)
Fair Market Value: $329.98 each set (consisting of a graphing calculator and software)
(two sets)

PRIZM fx-CG10 Graphing Calculator

PRIZM™ is revolutionary among graphing calculators with features that enhance users’ understanding of mathematics. With conventional graphing calculators, students learn by inputting equations to create graphs. PRIZM™ creates a whole new way to learn math by enabling students to experiment by creating their own graphs over pictures of real-life scenes, and then understand the functions from the graphs that they created.

  • High-resolution color LCD with full textbook-style display.
  • Picture Plot enables learning from real-life pictures.
  • Multitude of functions that leverage the color LCD.

fx-CG Manager Plus (Single) 

Single License—The world’s first full-color graphing calculator comes with robust software packed with all the functionality of the handheld! This powerful teaching tool goes beyond emulation and allows users to record keystrokes, screen capture, and screen receive. Package contains software, fx-CG10/20 Manager Plus, and User’s Guide. 

  • PRIZM Emulator Software 
  • Key-log and Screen Capture Function 
  • Screen Receiver Function  

QAMA Calculators
Fair Market Value: $19.60 each (15 calculators) 

The QAMA (Quick Approximate Mental Arithmetic) is a calculator that gives answers only when a suitable estimate is entered for a computation. The calculator allows all calculations that a conventional or scientific calculator does, but when the “=” key is pressed nothing happens. The user must enter an estimate, and if the calculator deems the estimate reasonable for the calculation, it shows the precise answer. In preliminary studies, students using the calculator have improved understanding of mathematical concepts and computation. The revolutionary estimation algorithm was developed by the calculator inventor, Ilan Samson.


Learning Carpet Teaching Packet
Fair Market Value: $500; Learning Carpet with number cards and other accessories (2 sets)  

The Learning Carpet is a permanently gridded, 100-square floor mat (6 feet square and bound on all sides), on which children from kindergarten to grade 6 and special education can develop their understanding of mathematics through kinesthetic learning.


Shuffling into Math with games for kindergarten to grade 3 book and manipulatives
Fair Market Value: $75; book and manipulatives (not pictured) 

Easy-to-read rules for more than 100 games that teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, cooperative games, counting, place value, and problem solving.

Written by the award-winning authors of Box Cars & One-Eyed Jacks series of game books. Comes complete with reproducible game boards.


Boxed Set of Two Books by Howard Eves 
Fair Market Value: $68 (boxed set) 

In Mathematical Circles: A Selection of Mathematical Stories and Anecdotes: Quadrants I and II and In Mathematical Circles: A Selection of Mathematical Stories and Anecdotes: Quadrants III and IV (Mathematical Association of America, 1969) Out of print [Hardcover]  

A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary Teachers by Billstein, Libeskind, and Lott
Fair Market Value: $125 (one copy) 

This book is an 11th edition signed by the authors. Published by Pearson Education. [Hardcover]


24 Illustrations of Mathematicians (from 1905)
Fair Market Value: $50 (set of two)  

Two of three sets of drawings of mathematicians from 1905 were edited by renowned mathematician David Eugene Smith. The portfolios include 24 illustrations suitable for framing. 


Common Core Mathematics in PLC at Work books (Grades K-2 and 3-5) 
Fair Market Value: $59.90 each set (two sets)

Larson, Matthew R., Francis (Skip) Fennell, Thomasenia Lott Adams, Juli K. Dixon, Beth McCord Kobett, and Jonathan A. Wray. Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades K–2. Solution Tree Press and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2012. 

This teacher guide illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for grades K–2. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it at each grade level, including insight into prekindergarten early childhood readiness expectations for the K–2 standards, as well as the unique Counting and Cardinality standards for kindergarten. 


Larson, Matthew R., Francis (Skip) Fennell, Thomasenia Lott Adams, Juli K. Dixon, Beth McCord Kobett, and Jonathan A. Wray. Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades 3–5. Solution Tree Press and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2012.

This teacher guide illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the CCSS for mathematics for grades 3–5. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it at each grade level, including deep support for the unique work for Number and Operations—Fractions in grades 3–5 and learning progression models that capstone expectations for middle school mathematics readiness


Kanold, Timothy D., Diane J. Briars, and Francis (Skip) Fennell. What Principals Need to Know about Teaching and Learning Mathematics. Solution Tree Press and National Association of Elementary School Principals, 2012. 
Fair Market Value: $24.95 each copy (two copies) 

Ensure a challenging mathematics experience for every learner, every day. This must-have resource offers support and encouragement for improved mathematics achievement in K–8 classrooms. With an emphasis on Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards, you’ll cover the importance of mathematics content, learning, instruction, and assessment. 


Fennell, Francis (Skip), ed. Achieving Fluency: Special Education and Mathematics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2011.
Fair Market Value: $36.95 (one copy)

“Is it a learning disability or a teaching disability?” Achieving Fluency presents the understandings that all teachers need to play a role in the education of students who struggle: those with disabilities and those who simply lack essential foundational knowledge. This book serves teachers and supervisors by sharing increasingly intensive instructional interventions for struggling students on essential topics aligned with NCTM’s Curriculum Focal Points, the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and the practices and processes that overlap the content. These approaches are useful for both overcoming ineffective approaches and implementing preventive approaches. 



Georges Rouault Wood Engraving 
Fair Market Value: $400  (frame not shown in the photo) 

The Georges Rouault wood engraving titled Passion is black and white, matted in black, and framed in a silver-tone frame (approximately 12"x15" framed). Aubert did the wood engraving. The donors purchased the engraving from the Ferdinand Roten Gallery in Baltimore in the 1970s. The Certificate of Authentication is signed by Steve Nilsen as an “original wood-engraving (by Aubert).” 



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Cross-Stitched Quilt/Bedspread 
Fair Market Value: $350 

This “Hearts and Flowers” cross-stitched quilt/bedspread is done in shades of pink and red on white. As shown, it can be used on a queen-sized bed. It is lightweight, is made with cotton backing, and has a nice, soft feel. The donors bought it in Montana at an auction in the 1970s; it is an antique of unknown age, probably from the 1950s or 1960s. 


Peruvian Nativity Scene
Fair Market Value: $119

The eight-piece nativity scene originated in Peru in a Cusco artist cooperative. The pieces are Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, three wise men, a cow, and a llama. The matte finish gives the pieces a less commercial look than many others. These pieces are a great addition to a household that celebrates Christmas, and the scene can fit in a small setting. 


Peruvian Pasadizo (Table Runner) 
Fair Market Value: $150 

This attractive Peruvian pasadizo (table runner) comes from the Chinchero Weaving Cooperative in rural Peru near Machu Picchu. Hand woven from alpaca and sheep’s wool, it measures 39 cm by 105 cm. The yarn was hand-spun on drop spindles and colored using natural dyes made from plant extracts, cochineal (extracted from insect larvae), and mineral oxides. The weaving was then produced on a loom. Making an item this size takes several weeks. 


Ceramic Bowls
Fair Market Value: $50 (each bowl)

These two unique ceramic bowls were designed, hand-thrown, and signed by the artist at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown, Connecticut, a nonprofit cooperative guild founded in 1948 to promote the learning and development of skills in crafts. 

Blue bowl (12-inch diameter, 5-inch height) 



Green bowl (12-inch diameter, 3.5-inch height) 

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Hummingbird Prints 
Fair Market Value: $400 (each print) 

These two prints of watercolors by Gaye Sanders Fisher are beautiful renditions of Lowcountry flora and fauna. Signed by the artist, these 18" by 24" pieces (Ruffles and Flourishes I and Ruffles and Flourishes II) may be purchased as a set or individually. The highest bidder on either print may choose whether to buy both. Although created in the 1980s, these prints have been stored away from light.

NOTE: The print is displayed in a wood frame with damaged plexiglass.





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Amram Ebgi Color Etching 
Fair Market Value: $1,500 

Jerusalem Gate II, an original piece by Amram Ebgi, is a signed and numbered (36/200) color etching with intaglio and two metallic collage elements. The image, 20.25 by 35 inches, is matted and framed as shown in the photograph. 



Gift Certificates and Gift Cards from Publishers 

The publishers listed below have generously offered one or more gift cards for any materials they publish. The amounts range from $50 to $200. Click on the logo beside each company’s name to view the publisher's home page.


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