Thursday Evening Event

Thursday Evening Event: Circling Through a Century of NCTM:  A Celebration Sprinkled with Music

Thursday, September 29, 2022
5:30 – 7:00 PM PT

What led to NCTM’s birth and first annual meeting in 1920?  How did NCTM and mathematics education fare through the roaring 20s, the Great Depression, WWII, Sputnik and the new math, the 70s back-to-basics era, the 80s problem-solving movement, the NCTM Standards and the 90s, NCLB and the 00s, and the current effects of the Common Core and the striving for equity?  Although school mathematics has changed in significant ways in the past 102 years, some of the same issues that confront mathematics education today were front and center also in 1920 and reappeared throughout the years.  This history will be covered in a presentation including songs and parodies and other music sprinkled throughout.

Performers: Zalman Usiskin and Andrew Chukerman