Webinars and Webcasts
Join NCTM as we celebrate our Centennial with 100 Days of Professional Learning. Live 60-minute webinars presented by selected speakers from the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting program that was to be held in Chicago.
E-seminars are recorded professional development webinars with facilitator guide and handouts. E-seminars are free for NCTM members.
Webcasts of Annual Meeting Keynote Sessions offer notable and thought provoking leaders in math education and related fields as they inspire attendees at NCTM Conferences.
This presentation will give straightforward advice on how to teach mathematics to ELLs. The speakers will describe strategies for facilitating classrooms discussions, helping ELLs read and interpret mathematics textbooks, and helping them tackle word problems.
What are the next steps we should consider with regard to curricular essentials for all students as we balance the "competitiveness issue" with the absolute need for all children to have access to a quality mathematics program?
Explore applications of integers, make connections in multiple domains, explore students' misconceptions and strategies, and enhance pedagogical and content knowledge to improve students' conceptual understanding, which leads to flexibility when applying that knowledge to new situations.
Learn how to use multiple representations to help students in their problem solving. Examples will include solutions with multiple representations and how different representations can support different types of learners
This seminar will focus on the relationship between the nature of the mathematical tasks in which students engage and what students ultimately learn about what mathematics is and how one does it.
A class of fourth-grade students with learning disabilities used investigative activities to learn multiplications and division. The students adapted many of the activities to express their individual interest, to challenge their own thinking, and to represent and communicate their mathematical knowledge.
The Common Core doesn't outline the necessary structures to ensure higher levels of mathematics student achievement. What it takes to implement highly effective mathematics programs is the focus of NCTM's signature publication Principles to Action. One of its authors will outline the wide range of recommendations in the document for making mathematics work for all.
This spring, NCTM is publishing Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. We will discuss this statement of what is essential for achieving excellence in mathematics education and how it relates to the high school mathematics program.
Is mathematics neutral? What other lessons, aside from math, do the materials we offer students contain? What values do the problems we choose and the textbooks we use imply and transmit? Analyze textbooks, trade books, and standards and discuss whether these match the values we espouse.
A diver is released from a rotating Ferris wheel and lands in a tub of water that is on a cart moving along a track under the wheel. When should she be released in order to avoid a very unpleasant outcome? Participants will have an opportunity to model this problem using Sketchpad.
Presidential Address, "Who's Doing the Talking?"
The CCSSM and NCTM share a view that important mathematics includes both content and mathematical processes. Examine connections between CCSSM standards for mathematical practice and NCTM Process Standards, and their respective implementations, as a key to improving instruction and students' learning and to closing the achievement gap.
NCTM has recognized the need to promote new discussion around high school mathematics. This session will provided participants an opportunity to discuss NCTM's Focus on High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making . Other NCTM activities related to high school mathematics will also be discussed.
A series of models will be used to demonstrate how formulas for the volumes of every solid studied in Geometry 1 - and many that are not - spring from the very shape whose name symbolized volume: the cube. The concept will be expanded to develop formulas for volumes of new shapes, culminating in the formula for the volume of the Dynamic Tower.
This session will focus on describing a set of effective teaching practices and engaging participants in a discussion of how to help teachers learn to use them.
A number of math-educational video games are available. Most focus on basic skills and are little more that a forced marriage of video games to traditional pedagogy. As our experience with the genre increases, we can expect to see some genuinely innovative new educational games. What pedagogic and design principles are educational video game developers currently following? How will they affect the way we teach?
The speakers will examine how to use the number line to help students understand fractions. Learn how to use the number line effectively to reinforce that fractions are numbers, develop an understanding of magnitude, and make comparisons. Strategies for addressing the Common Core State Standards will be presented.
Manipulatives hold a key to understanding the beginnings of algebra. Strategies for creative uses of manipulatives foster understanding so students see what expressions such as 3 br , lwh , and x +2 y really mean. A concrete foundation for math notation and symbols will demystify a complex code for students. Let's help students learn the secret code.
Stimulate your students' interest in mathematics through literature. Create appealing problems for your students to solve using the poems of Shel Silverstein as contexts. Explore problems involving ratio and proportion, percents, algebraic thinking, geometry, and measurement.
The focus of this session will be to discuss the difference between and the relationship of computational proficiency and number sense.