NCTM New and Noteworthyhttp://www.nctm.org/rss/rssfeeds.aspx?fid=6806 Math is a Verbhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43227&blogid=6806<img title="14326" align="left" style="margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 0px;" alt="14326" src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/14326.jpg" />For most people, the word mathematics is a noun. But for many people in different cultures, math is not simply something they learn in school but something they do as an intrinsic part of their everyday lives. <i><a href="http://www.nctm.org/catalog/product.aspx?id=14326">Math is a Verb: Activities and Lessons from Cultures Around the World</a></i> provides culturally situated examples, each linked to Common Core objectives that show how math can be so much more than a story problem or an exercise in a worksheet with little or no context. Use code SOC25 to receive 25% off by September 30!nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:59:52 GMTHead Techhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43225&blogid=6806<img title="Blogarithm" align="left" style="margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 0px;" alt="Blogarithm" src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/Blogarithm-180x61.jpg" />Every day it seems like K–12 students have more powerful tech
tools at their disposal. But what are they to do with these tools? And when is
it appropriate for them to use these tools? Read the <a href="http://www.nctm.org/publications/blog/blog.aspx?id=43140&blogid=599536"><em>latest
MTMS blog</em></a> of <i>Blogarithm: Standards of Mathematical Practice in the
Middle Grades</i>.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:45:55 GMTCBMS National Forumhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43153&blogid=6806<img src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/CBMS_logo_36pt.jpg" alt="CBMS Logo" title="CBMS Logo" align="left" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 7px;" />The <a href="http://www.cbmsweb.org/Forum5/index.htm">Conference
Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) National Forum</a> will be at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Virginia,
October 5–7. The focus and theme will be on building student success in the
first two years of college math. This will continue and expand the work begun
at our previous national forums. These previous four forums have focused upon
K–12 mathematics education and the lifelong education of K–12 teachers.
Register by September 25!nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:17:30 GMTBack to School—The Time to Engage Parents and Familieshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43045&blogid=6806<img hspace="5" align="left" border="0" src="/uploadedImages/About_NCTM/President/thumb_BriarsDiane100x140.jpg" alt="Diane J. Briars, NCTM President" style="margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 0px;" title="Diane J. Briars, NCTM President" />It's
August—back-to-school time. As you plan for the new school year, don't forget
to make explicit plans for engaging parents and families. As you well know, parents
can be invaluable supports for their children's mathematics learning. While
it's helpful to send parents basic information about their children's
mathematics class, such as course outlines, assignments, and descriptions of
teacher expectations, they typically need much more than that to be prepared to
support their children's mathematics learning. <a href="/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=43042&libID=43029" title="President’s Message">President’s Message</a>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:32:46 GMTMathematics for Equityhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=42894&blogid=6806<img align="left" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 7px;" title="Mathematics for Equity book cover" alt="Mathematics for Equity book cover" src="/uploadedImages/Articles_and_Journals/14786.jpg" />In <em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.nctm.org/catalog/product.aspx?id=14786">Mathematics for Equity: A Framework for Successful Practice</a></em>,
copublished with Teachers College Press, nationally renowned scholars join
classroom teachers to share equity-oriented approaches that have been
successful with urban high school mathematics students. Compiling for the first
time major research findings and practitioner experiences from Railside High
School, the volume describes the evolution of a fundamentally different
conception of learners and teaching. The chapters bring together research and
reflection on teacher collaboration and professional communities, student
outcomes and mathematics classroom culture, reform curricula and pedagogy, and
ongoing teacher development.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:34:24 GMTProcedural Fluency in Mathematicshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=42571&blogid=6806<img align="left" src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/NCTM_Logo_134x102.jpg" alt="NCTM Logo" style="margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 0px;" title="NCTM Logo" />“To develop procedural fluency, students
need experience in integrating concepts and procedures and building on familiar
procedures as they create their own informal strategies and procedures,” according to a new position statement from NCTM. “Students need opportunities to justify
both informal strategies and commonly used procedures mathematically, to
support and justify their choices of appropriate procedures, and to strengthen
their understanding and skill through distributed practice.” <a href="http://www.nctm.org/about/content.aspx?id=42833">Procedural Fluency in
Mathematics</a><strong></strong>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:00:27 GMTGreat Math at Your Doorstephttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=42398&blogid=6806<img title="2014 Regional Conferences" align="left" style="margin-right: 7px; margin-left: 0px;" alt="2014 Regional Conferences" src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/Regionals.png" hspace="7" />Join 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 <em>Principles to Actions</em>, assessment,
differentiated instruction, 21st Century Learning in the math classroom, and
more. <a href="http://www.nctm.org/regionals">Register now and save up to $80!</a>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Tue, 06 May 2014 16:11:51 GMTNCTM High School Institutehttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=42342&blogid=6806<img title="High School Math Institute - Chicago" align="left" style="margin-right: 7px; margin-left: 0px;" alt="High School Math Institute - Chicago" src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/HSmath_150x125.jpg" hspace="7" />NCTM’s Interactive Institute—“<a href="http://www.nctm.org/hsmath">Engaging Students in Learning: Mathematical Practices & Process Standards</a>”—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 <strong>the Common Core State Standards</strong> and the NCTM Process Standards. Check out the schedule overview, list of speakers, and complete program information.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Thu, 01 May 2014 12:25:02 GMTLifetime Achievement Awardshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=41341&blogid=6806<img width="215" hspace="7" height="136" align="left" title="2014LAA" style="width: 215px; height: 136px; margin-right: 7px; margin-left: 7px;" alt="2014LAA" src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/MET.png" /><p><a href="http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=41329" title="Miriam Leiva">Miriam Leiva</a> and <a href="http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=41331" title="Christian Hirsch">Christian Hirsch</a> received the NCTM 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 were recognized during the Presentation of the 2014 NCTM Lifetime
Achievement Awards at the 2014 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in New
Orleans. Watch the <a href="http://www.nctm.org/conferences/content.aspx?id=41981#lifetime">webcast
of the presentation</a>.</p>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:55:43 GMTBlogs Come to NCTM Journalshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=40685&blogid=6806<img width="150" hspace="7" height="130" align="left" 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 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 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 GMT