Past Recordings

See It, Move It, Grasp It: Math with Virtual Manipulatives

Presented by: Chrissy Newell,
Grades: PreK to 2nd

Manipulatives are important tools that help young mathematicians make sense of complex math ideas. What changes or stays the same when students engage with virtual manipulatives alongside or in place of concrete ones? What are the opportunities and limitations? Explore these ideas using free virtual manipulatives - BYOD!

4 Strategies to Help Students Start Math Problems and Stick with Them

Presented by: Kyle Pearce, Jon Orr,
Grades: 6th to 8th

Frustrated with how easily some of your students just give up in math class? Let's Make Math Moments That Matter with these strategies we use to help build resilience and perseverance in all of our students. Walk away with strategies and the resources necessary so you can use these new ideas in your classroom immediately.

Creativity and Storytelling in Mathematics Lessons

Presented by: Phillipp Legner,
Grades: 6th to 8th, High School

For many students, learning mathematics is simply about memorizing abstract rules and procedures. In this talk, we want to explore how storytelling and real-life applications can make the content more accessible and engaging, and how creativity and problem-solving can show students the great power and surprising beauty of mathematics.

Is 2020 Vision Good Enough? Looking Ahead to What Comes Next

Presented by: Cathy Seeley,

For decades, NCTM has put forth a vision to prepare every student to think mathematically and solve problems. An Agenda led to action in the form of Standards, Principles, Focus, and more Action, followed by a Catalyst-all to make the vision a reality. What priorities should guide our work for the next decade and beyond? What actions will we take?

The Practice of Statistics: YES, We Can Do It at School!

Presented by: Jane Watson,
Grades: 3rd to 5th

This session focuses on the 5 Big Ideas of Statistics “Variation, Expectation, Distribution, Randomness, and Informal Inference” and the Practice of Statistics from the GAISE Report for schools. Activities from grades 3 to 6 in STEM-related contexts are presented, emphasizing the importance of context, without which there would be no statistics!

Pancakes, Pizza, and Fast Food: Great Contexts for Great Middle School Lessons and Projects

Presented by: Steven Leinwand,
Grades: 6th to 8th

This fast-paced, example-laden presentation will draw from a range of fast food contexts and data that provide great platforms for engaging students and reinforcing important skills and concepts. We'll look at accessible ways to milk pizza, pancakes, world records, ice cream, and hamburgers to support a full range of middle school mathematics.

The Mathematics of Game Shows, Anniversary Edition

Presented by: Bowen Kerins,
Grades: High School

Game shows are filled with logical and statistical questions, from the players' perspective but also from the producers' perspective. How are budgets estimated? How are games built toward a particular probability of victory? We'll play games and win prizes, then discuss the math from both sides of the games.

Celebrating 100 Years with 100 Problems Involving 100

Presented by: Patrick Vennebush,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

Celebrate NCTM's Centennial with 100 problems involving the number 100. We won't have time to solve them all, but you'll solve some, discuss others, and leave with a full set! Along the way, we'll discuss some deep mathematics, talk about problem posing, and maybe even generate a few new problems. Come to this session and centuplicate your fun!

The Ten Frame Grows Up: Using the 'Infinite Ten-Frame' in K-Grade 5.

Presented by: Kimberly Rimbey,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, PreK to 2nd

The ten-frame has been used as an organizational structure for numbers 0-10 for decades. However, this amazing tool has utility far beyond the early primary classroom. Join us as we explore ways to use the 'infinite' ten-frame structure to represent and operate with multi-digit numbers through classroom games and activities.

Productive Struggle for All: Supporting Students with Disabilities in a General Education Class

Presented by: Malia Hite,
Grades: 6th to 8th

Creating, fostering, and supporting productive struggle is key to effectively teaching mathematics to ALL students, but particularly students with disabilities. Learn specific strategies to engage students, individually and collectively, in productive struggle through task implementation and teacher responses to struggle.

Why Is That True? How Does It Work? Finding Multiple Answers for Mathematical Classroom Situations

Presented by: Connie Schrock,
Grades: 6th to 8th

What are the common mathematics classroom questions asked by your students as they learn? Are you ready to explain why? Why can't we divide by zero? What do you know about the data when you only have the box plot? When can you circumscribe a polygon? Why is a negative times a negative a positive? Help students explore to find their own understandings using multiple methods.

Practices, Practices, Practices: 8 for Teachers, 8 for Students--How Do They Relate?

Presented by: Travis Lemon,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

8 Effective Teaching Practices and 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice can make for an overwhelming amount of things for teachers to keep track of, implement and monitor. Come and reflect on all of these practices, consider how they relate to one another and consider a framework that simplifies it to 3 but robust enough to handle it all.

Catalyzing Change Across All Levels: Opportunities and Challenges

Presented by: Robert Q. Berry III, Trena Wilkerson,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, PreK to 2nd

The current situation sharpens our view of inconsistencies and inequities that exist within the teaching and learning of mathematics across all grade levels. NCTM’s series of Catalyzing Change publications, including the recently releasedCatalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics, andCatalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics highlight critical issues and provide guidance areas of focus for critical conversations and decision making in this time of significant need and opportunity.

Catalyzing Change: An Overview of the 4 Key Recommendations for Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics

Presented by: DeAnn Huinker, Cathery Yeh, Nicole Rigelman, Anne Marie Marshall,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, PreK to 2nd

Join us in this informative webinar as we take a closer look at NCTM’s recently released Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics. As we launch children on their mathematical journeys, we need to broaden the purposes of learning mathematics, create equitable structures, implement equitable instruction, and develop deep mathematical understanding. We will discuss and provide examples highlighting wonder, joy, and deep learning of mathematics. Special attention will be given to considering how the messages of Catalyzing Change challenge us to dismantle inequitable policies and practices in order to ensure the highest-quality mathematics education for each and every child.

Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations Centered on the 4 Key Recommendations

Presented by: Sarah Bush, Christa Jackson, George J. Roy, Eric Milou,
Grades: 6th to 8th

Our current situation further brings to the forefront inequities and inconsistencies that exist within middle school mathematics programs. We will explore the four key recommendations from NCTM's recently released Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics to examine the roles of middle schools in broadening the purposes of learning mathematics, creating equitable structures, implementing equitable instruction, and developing deep mathematical understanding. Special attention will be given to how Catalyzing Change can provide structure and guidance during our current situations – positioning the development of students' positive mathematical identity and strong sense of agency at the forefront. Let's work together to rightfully empower young adolescences through mathematics!

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