Moving Forward - NCSM and NCTM Joint Statement
"We live in uncertain times. Public health is at the forefront of our minds, and our schools have been disrupted in ways we have never seen. Although no one can predict how education might look in the coming months, it is in the best interests of our students to strategize
how we might best meet their needs in the upcoming months."
–NCSM and NCTM 2020
NCSM and NCTM have published a
joint document to provide guidance for mathematics teachers and leaders at all levels to make informed decisions for next steps due to COVID-19.
Moving Forward presents considerations, questions, and potential solution processes to educators and school leaders to address the challenges
induced by the COVID-19 pandemic of spring 2020.
The purpose of the document is to “focus on decisions that must be made regarding equitable access to high-quality mathematics teaching and learning, intentionally considering the needs of each and every learner and teacher. Decision makers—whether they be teachers, teams,
teacher leaders, coaches, administrators, or policymakers at the local, state, and provincial levels—must consider the diverse needs of learners and teachers when making policy and instructional decisions.”
Continue to check this webpage throughout the year for
Determining Essential Learning for All Students:
Determining Necessary Prior Knowledge:
Determining What Students Know:
Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices: