NCTM New and Noteworthyhttp://www.nctm.org/rss/rssfeeds.aspx?fid=6806 Exploring Mathematics through Playhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43665&blogid=6806<img src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/14995.jpg" alt="14995.jpg" title="14995.jpg" align="left" hspace="7" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 7px;" />A practical new book, copublished by NCTM and
Teachers College Press, helps preservice and in-service teachers recognize the
mathematical learning that occurs during play, develop strategies for
mathematizing that play, and design formal lessons that make connections
between mathematics and play. <em><a href="http://www.nctm.org/Catalog/product.aspx?id=14995" target="_blank">Exploring
Mathematics through Play in the Early Childhood Classroom</a> </em>provides
examples that illustrate how play offers children opportunities to solve
non-routine problems and demonstrate a variety of mathematical ways of
thinking—such as perseverance and attention to precision.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:00:29 GMTHonoring Student Voice: The Green Dresshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43663&blogid=6806<img src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/MTblog_art.jpg" alt="MTBlog_art" title="MTBlog_art" align="left" hspace="7" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 7px;" />“Some
say that this story is an example of community building,” writes Kathy Erickson
in <em>MTMS</em>’s “Joy and Inspiration in the
Mathematics Classroom” blog. “Those who know me well see a stunning display of
the depths of my stubbornness. My principal—bless her vision—recognized the
green dress as a celebration honoring student voice, of acknowledging students
and valuing their ideas, no matter the personal pain. My future posts will
relate more to honoring student voice in academic topics, but the <a href="http://www.nctm.org/publications/blog/blog.aspx?id=43613&blogid=599531">green
dress chronicle</a> remains one of the most enduring and entertaining stories
from my teaching.”nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:57:19 GMTPodcasts Bring Life to Past JRME Articleshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43661&blogid=6806<img src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/earbuds_100x79.jpg" alt="earbuds_100x79.jpg" title="earbuds_100x79.jpg" align="left" hspace="7" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 7px;" />Over the course of 2014, MathEdPodcast.com interviewed four
mathematics education researchers about articles published in NCTM's <em>Journal
for Research in Mathematics Education</em> (<em>JRME</em>). Each article and
associated podcast explores a different topic, including mathematical noticing,
negative integer understanding, and teacher positionality. <a href="http://www.nctm.org/publications/content.aspx?id=40365" target="_blank">Listen
to the full collection</a>, including podcasts from 2013.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:51:58 GMTApply Now for MET Grantshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43360&blogid=6806<img src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/MET_Logo_212x70.jpg" alt="MET Logo 212x70" title="MET Logo 212x70" align="left" hspace="7" style="margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px;" />NCTM members are invited to apply for NCTM’s
Mathematics Education Trust winter cycle of grants, scholarships, and awards.
Funding is available to help mathematics educators improve the teaching and
learning of mathematics. MET applications (winter cycle) and the NCTM Lifetime
Achievement Award nominations are due November 7. <a href="http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=198">Apply today!</a>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:06:47 GMTBook Your Room In Bostonhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43358&blogid=6806<img src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/2015BostonAM_180x150_Banner.png" alt="2015 Boston Annual Meeting & Exposition" title="2015 Boston Annual Meeting & Exposition" align="left" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 7px;" />Housing
for <a href="http://www.nctm.org/bostonhousing/" target="_blank">NCTM's
2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition</a> 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<strong> </strong>with no<strong> </strong>booking or service
fees, networking opportunities, and complimentary shuttle service! Housing is selling quickly–<a href="http://www.nctm.org/bostonhousing/">reserve your room today</a>.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:01:06 GMTThe NCTM Election Results Are In!http://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43332&blogid=6806<img align="left" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 7px;" title="NCTM Logo-107x34 " alt="NCTM Logo-107x34 " src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/NCTMlogo-107x34.jpg" />The
<a href="/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=43506&libID=43490" title="results of the NCTM 2014Election">results of the NCTM 2014 Election</a> are in. Congratulations to Matthew R. Larson, Nadine Bezuk, John SanGiovanni, Denise Spangler, and Marilyn
Strutchens!
Read more about the members elected to serve on the NCTM Board of Directors.
The NCTM Board sets the direction, establishes policy, and oversees the
activities of the Council. Board Directors serve three-year terms. All terms
begin at the conclusion of the NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition in
April.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:43:07 GMTMath is a Verbhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43227&blogid=6806<img align="left" title="14326" 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. <em><a href="http://www.nctm.org/catalog/product.aspx?id=14326">Math is a Verb: Activities and Lessons from Cultures Around the World</a></em> 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 GMTWhat is a Counting Circle?http://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43225&blogid=6806<img align="left" title="Blogarithm" style="margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 0px;" alt="Blogarithm" src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/Blogarithm-180x61.jpg" />"Is it okay to
blog about something that is not my innovation or lesson idea? Certainly!
Blogging includes sharing your practices and things you've learned from other
teachers. In the Math Twitter Blog-o-Sphere (#MTBoS), I love reading how
teachers share and implement one another's ideas." Learn more in the
latest <a href="http://www.nctm.org/publications/blog/blog.aspx?id=43236&blogid=599536" target="_blank"><em>MTMS</em>
Blogarithm post</a>.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:45:55 GMTCurriculum Materials Matter! Evaluating the Evaluation Processhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43045&blogid=6806<img hspace="5" border="0" align="left" 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" />Adoption 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. <a href="http://www.nctm.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=43510&libID=43494" title="Read more">President's Message</a>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:32:46 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