Author: Teresa Gonske
If there are mathematics teachers in your building who are in their first few years of teaching, make sure that they get CONNECTed to MCTM. As part of the Council’s service to our members, the MCTM CONNECT Committee offers several opportunities to help beginning teachers feel supported and grow professionally. Since there is no convenient […]
Contributed by Ryota Matsuura
The practice of looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning… examples for use in the classroom
Contributed by Amy Wix
This summer, I along with Region 7 Director Becky Rud, attended the NCTM Affiliates Leaders Conference in Phoenix. We found a common challenge is that change isn’t easy and we spent time with the ideas presented in the book “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” (Chip Heath & Dan Heath, 2010).
Prepared by Ann Page and Rosemary Heinitz
If you are thinking of having your students take the math item samplers, look for an updated version coming soon.
The Arnie Cutler Scholarship for Mathematics Course Work for Middle Grades Teachers is awarded semi-annually. Next application deadline is Oct 31, 2015.
Online Caribou Mathematics Contest for elementary, middle and high school students
Caribou Contests are provided in English and French and are suitable for all students, not only those who are strong in mathematics.
Presented by the Perpich Center for Arts Education
See linked flyer for October and November dates and registration information.
Contributed by Courtney LaRoche
As we know, there are no technical fixes to getting kids to learn math. Middle school students are complex beings, and can be challenging to engage in anything, especially mathematics. We, as teachers, are able to assess this current reality with our students and identify a desired state of engagement, but are not always sure how to get there with each and every student.