NCTM New and Noteworthyhttp://www.nctm.org/rss/rssfeeds.aspx?fid=6806 NEW - Principles to Actionshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=41990&blogid=6806<img src="/uploadedImages/Standards_and_Focal_Points/Principles_to_Action/14861_98x140.jpg" alt="14861_98x140.jpg" title="14861_98x140.jpg" align="left" hspace="10" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 7px;" />Continuing its tradition of
mathematics education leadership, NCTM has released <a href="http://www.nctm.org/principlestoactions/" target="_blank" title="Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All"><em>Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All</em></a>
to define the principles and actions that are essential for a high-quality
mathematics education for all students. This new landmark publication builds on
NCTM’s <em>Principles and Standards for School Mathematics </em>and the
Council’s previous standards publications, and it supports implementation of the
Common Core.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:00:03 GMTSummer Professional Developmenthttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=41504&blogid=6806<img hspace="7" align="left" style="margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px;" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/SBTREE_92x100(2).jpg" alt="Summer2014" title="Summer2014" />Join NCTM in San Diego or Chicago for summer professional development opportunities. Whether you are an experienced classroom teacher or just beginning your career, NCTM's Interactive Institutes will provide the instructional strategies and high-quality professional development you need to successfully implement CCSSM in the classroom. Institutes will be held from July through August and include <a title="Algebra Readiness for Every Student (Grades 6-8)" href="http://www.nctm.org/algebra/">Algebra Readiness for Every Student (Grades 6-8)</a>; <a title="Connecting Number and Operations in the Classroom(Grades Pre-K-5)" href="http://www.nctm.org/number/">Connecting Number and Operations in the Classroom(Grades Pre-K-5)</a>; and <a title="Engaging Students in Learning: Mathematical Practices and Process Standards (Grades 9-12)" href="http://www.nctm.org/hsmath/">Engaging Students in Learning: Mathematical Practices and Process Standards (Grades 9-12)</a>. Save $40 with early-bird registration rates.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:26:11 GMTLifetime Achievement Awardshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=41341&blogid=6806<img width="215" height="134" title="2014LAA" align="left" style="width: 215px; height: 134px; margin-right: 7px; margin-left: 7px;" alt="2014LAA" src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/MET.png" hspace="7" />NCTM's Mathematics Education Trust (MET) has selected <a title="Miriam Leiva" href="http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=41329">Miriam Leiva</a> and <a title="Christian Hirsch" href="http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=41331">Christian Hirsch</a> as recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. The award honors NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level. Leiva and Hirsch will be recognized during the <a title="Presentation of the 2014 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards" href="http://nctm.confex.com/nctm/2014AM/webprogram/Session24092.html">Presentation of the 2014 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards</a> at the 2014 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:55:43 GMTCreating Classroom Communitieshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=41334&blogid=6806<img width="100" hspace="7" align="left" height="132" style="margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px; width: 100px; height: 132px;" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/mtcover.jpg" alt="MTcover2014" title="MTcover2014" />How can we foster a sense of belonging in our classrooms? NCTM guides mathematics teachers toward equitable teaching by emphasizing the importance of developing classroom communities. <em>Mathematics Teacher</em> wants you to share your experience in building classroom communities. We encourage submissions that will help readers learn new ways to capitalize on the strengths that cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity bring to our classrooms and schools. Submissions are due May 1! <a title="Learn more" href="http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=40102">Learn more</a>.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:52:07 GMTA Reflection on 25 Years in Mathematics Educationhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=41332&blogid=6806<img hspace="7" align="left" style="margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px;" src="/uploadedImages/About_NCTM/President/Gojak_Linda-100x140.jpg" alt="Linda Gojak, NCTM President 2012-2014" title="Linda Gojak, NCTM President 2012-2014" />Twenty-five years ago
NCTM released <em>Curriculum and
Evaluation Standards for Teaching Mathematics</em>, which presented a
comprehensive vision for mathematics teaching, learning, and assessment in
grades K–12. Other significant publications continue to identify what we
believe students should know and be able to do throughout their school
mathematics experience. Since this is my final President’s Message, I thought
this would be a good time to look at what the mathematics education community
has accomplished since 1989 and the challenges that we must continue to address. <a href="/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=41883&libID=41871" title="Read more">Read more</a>.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:49:42 GMTBlogs Come to NCTM Journalshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=40685&blogid=6806<img width="150" hspace="7" align="left" height="130" style="margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px; width: 150px; height: 130px;" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/image1.jpg" alt="journalblogs" title="journalblogs" />NCTM is excited to announce the launch of blogs for each of our school journals: <em>Teaching Children Mathematics</em>, <em>Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School</em>, and <em>Mathematics Teacher</em>. Discover new ideas for the classroom, explore ways to address the Common Core, and learn how math educators are connecting with other teachers. Let's strengthen our community—<a href="http://www.nctm.org/news/content.aspx?id=40680" title="enter the NCTM blogosphere now!">enter the NCTM blogosphere now!</a>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:52:18 GMT700+ Sessions, Workshops & Burstshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=37648&blogid=6806<img width="150" hspace="7" align="left" height="125" style="margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px; width: 150px; height: 125px;" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/2014AnnMtg_180x150_FINAL72DPI.jpg" alt="2014AnnMtgFinal" title="2014AnnMtgFinal" />Join NCTM in New Orleans April 9-12 for sessions that will help you "unpack" the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), and get the tips, tools, and fresh ideas you need to help your students master CCSSM. Whether you're a veteran math teacher, math coach, or math specialist, or a new or preservice teacher, this conference has something for you. <a title="View the program and presentations" href="http://www.nctm.org/conferences/content.aspx?id=39874">View the program and presentations</a>.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:47:23 GMTReferee for NCTMhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=31733&blogid=6806<img width="100" vspace="10" hspace="10" border="0" align="left" height="142" title="Journals_Referee" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; padding: 10px; width: 100px; height: 142px;" alt="Journals_Referee" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/Journals_Referee.jpg" />NCTM journals depend on the
volunteer efforts of our members. You can help by refereeing manuscripts. A <em>referee</em> writes
reviews for manuscripts submitted for publication. After receiving a
manuscript, referees have approximately three weeks to return an electronic
evaluation. Your efforts will not only help journals but also contribute to
your professional development. If you would
like to become a referee, you can find information for <em><a title="Mathematics Teacher" href="http://www.nctm.org/mt" target="_self">Mathematics Teacher</a></em>, for <a title="Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School" href="http://www.nctm.org/mtms" target="_self"><em>Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School</em></a>, and for <em><a title="Teaching Children Mathematics" href="http://www.nctm.org/tcm" target="_self">Teaching Children Mathematics</a></em> online.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Thu, 08 Dec 2011 12:59:17 GMTCommon Core State Standards Implementationhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=26084&blogid=6806<p><img width="120" vspace="10" hspace="10" border="0" align="left" height="120" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/corestndrds.jpg" alt="corestandardsicon" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; border-color: -moz-use-text-color; padding: 10px; width: 120px; height: 120px;" title="corestandardsicon" /> A joint task force representing the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics was formed to develop actions and resources needed to help teachers implement the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM). The task force also considered ways in which the organizations can collaborate in supporting their members and various groups to advance each organization’s vision of school mathematics. The <a target="_self" href="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/About_NCTM/President/Messages/Shaughnessy/2010_1104_PresMess_B.pdf" title="2010_1104_PresMess_TaskForceReport">joint task force report</a>, which has been shared with the leadership of each organization, identifies <a target="_self" href="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/About_NCTM/President/Messages/Shaughnessy/2010_1104_PresMess_A.pdf" title="201_1104_PresMess_PriorityActions">five priority actions</a> to be taken as soon as possible.<strong><br /><br />NCTM Implementation Support</strong><br />The adoption of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics could have significant implications for teachers. NCTM has prepared an overview <a href="/uploadedFiles/Research_News_and_Advocacy/Common_Core_Standards/CCSSM_Overview120210v.2.ppt" title="CCSSM_PowerPoint_Overview_120210v2">PowerPoint presentation</a> and other presentations for <a href="/uploadedFiles/Research_News_and_Advocacy/Common_Core_Standards/CCSSM_PreK-2_120210v.2.ppt" title="CCSSM_PowerPoint_Prek-2_120210v2">Pre-K–Grade 2</a>, <a href="/uploadedFiles/New_and_Noteworthy/CCSSM_Grades_4–5.ppt" title="CCSSM_PowerPoint_Grades4-5">grades 4–5</a>, <a href="/uploadedFiles/Research_News_and_Advocacy/Common_Core_Standards/CCSSM_Grades6-8_120210v.2.ppt" title="CCSSM_PowerPoint_Grade6-8_120210v2">grades 6–8</a>, and <a href="/uploadedFiles/Research_News_and_Advocacy/Common_Core_Standards/CCSSM_HighSchool_120210v.2.ppt" title="CCSSM_PowerPoint_HS_120210v2">high school</a> to inform teachers and to support them in implementation of the Common Core Standards. Other presentations for grade bands are under development and will be made available soon. </p>
<p><strong>Joint Statement</strong><br />NCTM along with three other national mathematics education organizations, NCSM, ASSM, and AMTE, unite to support teachers and other education stakeholders in implementing the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards were released June 2 in Atlanta. <a target="_self" href="http://www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=26088" title="Common Core State Standards Joint Statement">Learn more</a>.</p>
<p>Read the related <a target="_self" href="http://www.nctm.org/news/content.aspx?id=26083" title="NCTM Supports Teachers and Administrators to Implement Common Core Standards">news release</a>.</p>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 02 Jun 2010 09:32:00 GMTEssential Understanding Serieshttp://www.nctm.org/catalog/productsview.aspx?id=129<p><img hspace="7" height="138" border="0" align="left" width="90" vspace="7" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; padding: 7px; width: 90px; height: 138px;" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/Research_News_and_Advocacy/Summing_Up/Articles/May_2010/13492-hp.jpg" alt="13492_homepage" title="13492_homepage" /> Whether you are a beginning or experienced teacher, <a href="http://www.nctm.org/catalog/productsview.aspx?id=129" title="NCTM’s Essential Understanding Series" target="_self">NCTM’s Essential Understanding Series</a> was developed with you in mind. This series addresses topics that are critical to the mathematical development of students but can be difficult to teach. But when teachers are really on top of the concepts, they have a foundation and focus that allow them to teach these topics in multiple ways. Sixteen volumes are planned for the series. <strong></strong> </p>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Mon, 03 May 2010 13:10:27 GMTMembership Referral Programhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=25311&blogid=6806<p><img hspace="7" height="111" width="120" vspace="7" border="0" title="Membership Referral 2009-2010" alt="Membership Referral 2009-2010" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/referral_sm.jpg" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; padding: 7px; width: 120px; height: 111px;" />As NCTM's membership grows, our work and our ability to advocate for math education becomes more effective. To grow our membership, we're asking you for your help. As you talk with colleagues, students, and others, mention the benefits of NCTM membership and ask them to become members. You can earn rewards in this free and super easy program. <a title="Learn more here" href="http://www.nctm.org/membership/content.aspx?id=8948">Learn more here</a>.</p>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:10:44 GMTTeaching Tips: Questions and Discoursehttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=25309&blogid=6806<p><img hspace="7" height="120" width="120" vspace="7" border="0" align="left" title="askingquestionsicon" alt="askingquestionsicon" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/goodquestns.jpg" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; padding: 7px; width: 120px; height: 120px;" /> As a teacher, you probably spend a lot of time preparing engaging lessons, grading student work, and attending professional development. But, do you take the time to think about the questions you are <a href="http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=25149" title="Asking Questions & Promoting Discourse (Part II)" target="_self">asking your students</a>?</p>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:54:41 GMT