Moody's Mega Math Challenge
Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge is an Internet-based, math modeling competition for high school students. The contest is free and open to high school juniors and seniors in 45 US states and D.C. Working in teams of three to five, participants must solve an open-ended, applied problem focused on a realistic issue-in 14 hours. Scholarships totaling $125,000 toward the pursuit of higher education are awarded to the top teams. The real-world focus of the competition introduces students to applied math as a powerful problem-solving tool and, potentially, as a viable and exciting profession. Challenge weekend is set for February 28 and March 1, 2015. Registration opens in November at the website below.
Complete details, sample problems, rules,and archives of previous Challenges are available at: M3Challenge.siam.org
Volunteer to Review the 2015-2016 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program Applications.
Triangle Coalition for STEM Education is seeking individuals to assist in the peer review of the 2015-16 candidate applications for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program.
New Regional Director Reports, Fall 2014
CBMS National Forum
The Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) is hosting its fifth National Forum on "The First Two Years of College Math: Building Student Success" at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, VA on October 5-7, 2014. For more information: www.cbmsweb.org/Forum5/index.htm
NCSM Fall Leadership Seminars: Online registration is now open
Registration is open for our Fall Seminars to be held in Indianapolis, Richmond and Houston.
NCSM Annual Conference 2015: Boston
We will be opening registration and housing for the Annual Conference on August 27, 2014.
NCSM Position Papers
Read two new position papers in the Improving Student Achievement Series
"Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics Through Formative Assessment in Instruction" (NCSM/AMTE)
"Improving Student Achievement by Implementing Highly Effective Teacher Evaluation Practices"
Iris Carl Awardees
Read reports from our 2014 Iris Carl Grant Awardees
46th NCSM Annual Conference
Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert Award, 2014
PARCC Sample Test Questions Now Ready for Computer Practice
The sample items were available previously as downloadable printouts. The sample items have gone through a rigorous review process to ensure they are of high quality and are similar to the types of items students will see when the test is fully operational in spring 2015.
The Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back
by Jo Boaler (November 2013)
Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.
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For 2015 Elections
08/15/2014: Eligibility to Vote
09/15/2014 to 10/15/2014: Voting is open