NCTM New and Noteworthyhttp://www.nctm.org/rss/rssfeeds.aspx?fid=6806 2015 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Recipientshttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43729&blogid=6806<img hspace="5" align="left" title="NCTM Logo-107x34" alt="NCTM Logo-107x34" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/NCTMlogo-107x34.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /> NCTM’s
Mathematics Education Trust (MET) Board of Trustees has selected Franklin
Demana, M. Kathleen Heid, and Bert Waits (posthumously) as recipients of the NCTM Lifetime
Achievement Award in 2015. The award honors NCTM members who have exhibited a
lifetime of achievement in mathematics
education at the national level. Awardees will be recognized during the
presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Opening Session of the
2015 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston.nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:09:17 GMTIn Memoriamhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43725&blogid=6806<p><img hspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/CarolEMall_s.jpg" alt="Carol Malloy" title="Carol Malloy" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" />With sadness, we note the death of Carol E. Malloy. Carol received the <a href="http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=35739" title="NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award">NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award</a> in 2013, wrote and edited numerous NCTM publications, and served on the NCTM Board of Directors.
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<p style="text-align: left;">Carol Malloy passed away on January 17, 2015. </p>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:47:02 GMTCall for Nominations: 2015 Board of Directors Electionhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43716&blogid=6806<p><img hspace="7" align="left" title="NCTM Needs You" alt="NCTM Needs You" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/electncheckmrk_100x170(1).jpg" class="design_selected_field" style="margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px;" />Each year, NCTM's Board of Directors makes
important decisions that set the direction for the Council and mathematics
education. To ensure balanced representation, the 2015 ballot will present
candidates for director positions at the elementary school level, at the middle
school level, and from the Canadian region. NCTM has among its members many
talented, energetic individuals who are qualified to assume leadership roles in
the Council. The Nominations and Elections Committee needs your help in
identifying these members. The committee seeks nominations from NCTM members
for positions on the Board of Directors. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nctm.org/about/content.aspx?id=9224">Nominations will be accepted online</a> from January 15 through
March 1.</p>nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:47:52 GMT2016 APME Call for Chaptershttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43714&blogid=6806<em><img hspace="7" align="left" style="margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px;" src="http://www.nctm.org/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/APME_s.jpg" alt="APME" title="APME" class="design_selected_field" /> </em> <em>Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education
(APME)</em>, NCTM's newest annual series, highlights
current issues in the field from multiple perspectives and innovative
practices. Read the full call for manuscripts for the 2016 volume, <em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.nctm.org/publications/content.aspx?id=43398" title="Mathematical Modeling and Modeling Mathematics">Mathematical Modeling and Modeling Mathematics</a></em>,
with details regarding suggested topics and submission dates. The editorial
panel seeks chapters that focus on research-based information or practice-based
approaches to understanding and effectively incorporating models and
mathematical modeling in teaching and learning school mathematics K–12.
Intention-to-submit forms are due by March 1!nctm@nctm.org (Customer Service)Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:51:17 GMTBook Your Room In Bostonhttp://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=43358&blogid=6806<img align="left" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 7px;" title="2015 Boston Annual Meeting & Exposition" alt="2015 Boston Annual Meeting & Exposition" src="/uploadedImages/New_and_Noteworthy/2015BostonAM_180x150_Banner.png" />Housing
for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nctm.org/bostonhousing/">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 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