Annual Conference History

 

YearLocation / DatesStatistics and other datapoints
2015-2016Oakland, California
April 11-13, 2016
Total Membership: 2,305Attendance: 1,748
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Uri Treisman

Keynote Speaker: Keith Devlin, "Game-Based Learning: The Hype Is Starting to Give Way to Some Surprising Substance"
Major Session Speakers: Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Jo Boaler, Marilyn Burns, Jose Franco, Margaret Honey, Tim Kanold, William McCallum, Dan Meyer, Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Cathy Seeley, John Staley, Marilyn Strutchens, Uri Triesman, Lucy West

Conference Focus:

  • Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change - The focus will be on leader actions and thought processes that help improve teaching and learning at the building, district, region and state/province levels.
  • Coaching That Matters - The focus will be on the coach's role in supporting all aspects of the teaching and learning of mathematics.
  • Advancing the Social Justice Conversation - This strand will focus on the unique interactions of mathematics education and student learners within their racial, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic communities.
  • Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age - This strand will focus on technological innovations that promote deep student learning of mathematical concepts as well as models of professional learning experiences that take advantage of affordances of technology.
  • Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education - This strand will focus on research found to impact practice in the mathematics classroom and in professional learning for teachers.
2014-2015Boston, Massachusetts
April 13-15, 2015
Total Membership: 2,460Attendance: 2,008
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Steve Leinwand

Keynote Speaker: Jo Boaler, "The Mathematics Learning Revolution-And What it Means for Our Work as Teacher Leaders"
Major Session Speakers: Kyndall Brown, Linda Curtis-Bey, Karen Fuson, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Margaret Honey, Karen Karp, Elham Kazemi, Magdalene Lampert, Matt Larson, Valerie L. Mills, Edward Silver, Lee Stiff, Greg Tang, Dylan Wiliam

Conference Focus:

  • Leading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement - The focus will be on how leaders can help increase student achievement by facilitating teachers' implementation of the mathematical practices in their classrooms.
  • Examining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics - The focus will be on examples and suggestions of technology uses that successfully support student learning and/or challenges that accompany technology use and how they might be overcome: more than simply how to use the technological tool.
  • Advancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction - This strand will focus on how to use assessment as an integral tool for improved instruction.
  • Exploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning - This strand will focus on successful approaches to help new and veteran leaders increase student learning and understanding.
  • Shifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth - This strand will include equity topics with a specific interest in the shifts suggested by the Common Core State Standards. Even if your state is not participating in CCSS, there are components of the shifts that are important for improving student learning.
2013-2014New Orleans, Louisiana
April 7-9, 2014
Total Membership: 2,319Attendance: 1,648
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Phil Daro

Keynote Speaker: Mike Schmoker, "Focus: First Things First for the 21st Century"
Major Session Speakers: Steve Leinwand, Valerie Mills, Francis (Skip) Fennell, Uri Treisman, Margaret Heritage, Marilyn Burns, Margaret Smith, DeAnn Huinker, Jo Boaler, Heather C. Hill, Phil Daro, Heather Ayres, Rick Biggerstaff, Lee Stiff, and Timothy Kanold

Conference Focus:

  • Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Quality: The focus is on approaches and tools that collect data and support sustained growth in teacher performance and quality. Consider how leaders can utilize instruments and evaluation practices to produce informative data and support areas to build on teacher skills to maximize student achievement.
  • Formative Assessment Driving Instruction: The focus is on shifting teacher planning and daily instruction in ways that allow teachers to collect evidence of student thinking and then inform practice working both individually and collaboratively. This strand also includes a focus on strategies and techniques for helping students monitor and adjust their own learning.
  • STEM and Career/College Readiness: The focus is on the increased attention to career and college readiness in the common core standards as related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Consider the responsibilities of administrators and teachers in their efforts to work collaboratively with the school community to increase support for STEM-related courses and preparation for the future of today's learners.
  • Teaching and Learning in the Era of the Common Core State Standards and Assessments: The focus is on leveraging the CCSS to help teachers make the adjustments in lesson planning and instruction to improve student learning and thinking skills.
  • Understanding and Teaching CCSS Standards Progressions: The focus of this strand is on helping teachers make sense of and build student's mathematical understandings based on the progressions of the CCSS for whole number, fractions, measurement, algebra, geometry, data analysis, and statistics with examples for specific grade levels and implications for the surrounding grades. Sessions will also take-up implications for college/university placement and coursework, implications for professional development, research, curriculum development, and teacher preparation.
2012-2013Denver, Colorado
April 15-17, 2013
Total Membership: 2377Attendance: 1563
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Kay Gilliland

Keynote Speaker: Vicki Phillips, "Powering Up!"
Major Session Speakers: Lucy West, Nanette Seago, Miriam Leiva, William Schmidt, Suzanne Mitchell, Cathy Seeley, Kati Haycock, Jo Boaler, Linda Gojak, Jere Confrey

Conference Focus:

  • Practices that Support Coaches: The focus is on theoretically-informed and research-based practices that support mathematics coaches of content and pedagogy. Consider what practices teacher leaders and support coaches can use to reach the depths of knowledge for every student through the Common Core Standards and Practices.
  • Equity for Each Learner: The focus is on equitable practices that will support administrators, coaches, teachers, and parents to engage and build student mathematical knowledge. Consider how leaders will support teachers to provide each student with relevant and meaningful mathematics experiences and in what ways they can facilitate erasing inequities in student learning.
  • Assessing what Counts: The focus is on assessment practices that do more than measure a person's achievement and then assign new and different pathways to understanding at deeper levels. Consider how mathematics leaders can facilitate every teacher to use student assessments to inform teacher practice and student learning.
  • Knowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: The focus is on each administrator and mathematics teacher leader (coach) to have full knowledge of how to create an infrastructure that supports high achievement of mathematics learning for all students. Consider steps that administrators and teacher mathematics teacher leaders can take to ensure high quality mathematics instruction and how they will develop their Standards for Mathematical Practice as described in the Common Core Standards.
2011-2012Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 23-25, 2012
Total Membership: 1979Attendance: 1402
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Carol Edwards

Keynote Speaker: Freeman A. Hrabowski, III "Mathematics Education for the 21st Century: Creating a Culture of Success for All"
Major Session Speakers: Hugh Burkhardt, Timothy Kanold, David Foster, Suzanne Mitchell, Robert Berry, William McCallum, Mary Kay Stein, Deborah Schifter, Virginia Bastable, Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Ball, Francis (Skip) Fennell, Marilyn Burns, Diane Briars, Doug Sovde, Carrie Heath Phillips, Joseph Willhoft, William Haver, Vickie Inge, and Vandi Hodges

Conference Focus:

  • Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards
  • ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders
  • Making Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning
  • Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping Administrators and other Leaders to Support High Quality Mathematics Instruction
2010-2011Indianapolis, Indiana
April 11-13, 2011
Total Membership: 1990Attendance: 1206
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Carole Greenes

Keynote Speaker: Karen Cator, "Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology"
Major Session Speakers: Steve Rasmussen, Mark Driscoll, Nanette Seago, Diane Briars, Carol Malloy, Margaret Smith, Donna Simpson Leak, Sasha Barab, Diana Thomas, Michael Shaughnessy, Donald Deshler, and Iris Weiss

Conference Focus:

  • Assessment of Students/Assessment of Teaching
  • Developing Coaches/Developing Teachers
  • Teaching & Learning
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)
2009-2010San Diego, California
April 19-21, 2010
Total Membership: 2407Attendance: 1370
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Mark Driscoll

Keynote Speaker: Mike Schmoker, The Opportunity: From "Brutal Facts" to the Best Schools We've Ever Had
Major Session Speakers: Linda Davenport, Julian Weissglass, Timothy Kanold, Diane Briars, Sheila Jackson, David Foster, Tyrone HOward, Cindy Douglas, Hank Kepner, Michael Shaughnessy, Linda Foreman, Jill Board, Alfinio Flores, and Deborah Ball

Conference Focus:

  • Charting a Course to Equity and Access
  • Charting a Course to Curriculum Leadership
  • Charting a Course to Teaching and Learning Leadership
  • Charting a Course to Assessment Leadership
  • Putting PRIME into Practice
  • Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers
2008-2009Washington, D.C.
April 20-22, 2009
Total Membership: 2644Attendance: 1616
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Solomon Garfunkel

Keynote Speaker: Kati Haycock, "Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps Between Groups: Lessons from Schools and Districts on the Performance Frontier"
Major Session Speakers: Zalman Usiskin, Diane Briars, Carole Greenes, James Hiebert, Iris Weiss, Daniel Heck, Ntiedo Etuk, Timothy Kanold, Thomasenia Lott adams, Henry Kepner, David Moursund, Jo Boaler, and Marta Civil

Conference Focus:

  • Equity Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning Leadership
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Assessment Leadership
  • Technology Leadership
  • Leadership Connecting Research & Practice
  • Leading with Professional Learning
2007-2008Salt Lake City, Utah
April 7-9, 2008
Total Membership: 2696Attendance: 1642
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: James M. Rubillo

Keynote Speaker: Eric J. Jolly, "A Passion for the Mathematics in Everyone's Life"
Major Session Speakers: Florence Glanfield, Bill McBride, Lois Moseley, Lucy West, Janet Scheer, Francis (Skip) Fennell, Edward Burger, Mari Muri, Marilyn Burns, Julian Weissglass, and William Tate

Conference Focus:

  • Professional Development and Leadership Models to Promote Mathematics Education Leaders
  • Equity and Access Strategies for Mathematics Education Leaders
  • Leaders Engaging Parent and Communities
  • Technological Innovations in Mathematics Education
  • Supporting Assessments in Mathematics Education
  • Linking Research and Practice that Promotes Improved Student Achievement
2006-2007Atlanta, Georgia
March 19-21, 2007
Total Membership: 3,194Attendance: 1,686
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Glenda Lappan

Keynote Speaker: Samuel King - "Shared Decision Making in a Strategic Context for Leadership in Mathematics Education"
Keynote Speaker: Kathy Cox - "Raising the Bar in Mathematics for All Georgia Schools"
Major Session Speakers: Florence Fasanelli, Linda Gojak, Steve Leinwand, Lucy West, Francis (Skip) Fennell, Iris Weiss, Deborah Ball, Jan Schielack, Cathy Seeley, Sybilla Beckman, Randall Charles, Doug Clements, Emma Trevino, Rose Mary Zbiek, Tim Kanold, and Marilyn Burns

Conference Focus:

  • Professional Development Models to Promote Mathematics Education Leadership
  • Assessments Supporting Leadership Decision Making
  • Technological Innovations in Mathematics Education
  • Equity and Access Strategies for Mathematics Education Leaders
  • Contributions of Other Cultures to Curriculum and Instruction
  • Outreach and Advocacy Strategies for Leadership in Mathematics Education
2005-2006St. Louis, Missouri
April 24-26, 2006
Total Membership: TBAAttendance: 1,793
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: L. Carey Bolster

Keynote Speaker: Alan Schoenfeld, "What Does It Take to "Do It Right?" Toward Powerful Mathematics for All Children"
Major Session Speakers: John Van de Walle, Zalman Usiskin, Ron Eglash, Miriam Leiva, Jeane Joyner, George Bright, Janet Scheer, Alan Schoenfeld, Steve Leinwand, Carole Greenes, Cathy Seeley, Greg Tang, Marilyn Burns, Barbara Reys, Shannon Dingman, Travis Olson, Angie Sutter, Dawn Teuscher, and Anthony Scott

Conference Focus:

  • Leadership with the Spirit of Quality Professional Development
  • Leadership with the Spirit of Quality Assessments Driving Decision Making
  • Leadership with the Spirit of Technological Innovation
  • Leadership with the Spirit of Equity and Access
  • Leadership with the Spirit of Many Cultures
  • Leadership with the Spirit of Outreach
2004-2005Anaheim, California
April 4-6, 2005
Total Membership: 3,113Attendance: TBA
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Charleen Mitchell DeRidder

Keynote Speaker: James Stigler - "Using Technology to Support Teacher Learning: Building on TIMSS Video"
Featured Speakers: Robert Moses, Iris Weiss, Miriam Leiva, Deborah Ball, Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, Michael Kestner, Nancy Love, Elizabeth Phillips, Glenda Lappan, James Rubillo, Dorothy Strong, Cathy Seeley, Marilyn Burns, Doug Clarke, Anthony Mthomba Bon Scott, and Marian Small

Conference Focus:

7 Strands that included:
  • It's a Math World - Access to Mathematics for All Students
  • Mathematics Gallery - A Collection of Outreach Strategies and Materials
  • Mathematicians of the World - Mathematics in Other Cultures
  • Mathematics Mountain - Supporting Highly Qualified Teachers
  • Math Street USA - Issues of Particular Interest to Your Neighborhood
  • Leaders in Assessmentland - Assessment Strategies, Techniques, and Tools
  • Mathcade - Technology to Improve Mathematics Instruction and Learning
2003-2004Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 19-21, 2004
Total Membership: 3,012Attendance: TBA
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Irvin Vance

Keynote Speaker: James Hiebert - "Improving Classroom Teaching: New Lessons from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study"
Featured Speakers: Timothy Kanold, Terri Belcher, Shirley Frye, Zalman Usiskin, Randall Charles, Deborah Ball, Steven Leinwand, James Rubillo, Ruth Cossey, Johnny Lott, Lena Licon Khisty, Jerry Cummins, Cathy Seeley, Anthony Mthomba Bon Scott, and Marilyn Burns

Conference Focus:

12 Strands that included:
  • Access and Equity
  • What Building/District Leaders Need to Know
  • Mathematics Leaders Reaching Out to the Community
  • Ethnomathematics: Connecting Mathematics and Culture
  • Professional Development: Innovation and Issues
  • Leading Mathematics Education: Grades K-6
  • Leading Mathematics Education: Grades 6-8
  • Leading Mathematics Education: Grades 9-12
  • Assessment, High-Stakes Testing, and Accountability
  • Leading the Use of Technology from Handbells to Computers
  • Preservice: Preparing Future Mathematics Teachers K-12
  • Sponsors Showcase
2002-2003San Antonio, Texas
April 4-7, 2003
Total Membership: 3,083Attendance: 1,463
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Mary Laycock

Opening Session & 35th Anniversary Celebration: NCSM Board & NCSM Choir
Featured Speakers: Zalman Usiskin, Miriam Leiva, Timothy Kanold, Glenda Lappan, Diane Briars, Uri Treisman, Lee Stiff, Johnny Lott, Cathy Seeley, Deborah Ball, and Bob Devaney

Conference Focus:

11 Strands that included:
  • Algebraic Thinking
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educating District Administrators
  • Using Technology to Support Instruction and Assessment
  • Teacher Qualituy/Shortages
  • Models for Preservice Teacher Education
  • Special Needs Students
  • Policy Changes (Federal/State)
  • Communicating with Parents, Government, and the Business Community
  • Funding for Special Programs
  • Sponsors Showcase
2001-2002Las Vegas, Nevada
April 19-21, 2002
Total Membership: 3,065Attendance: 1,816
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Miriam Leiva

Opening Session Speaker: Tim Kanold - "The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: A Commitment to Equity and Excellence"
Featured Speakers: Margaret (Peg) Kenney, Zalman Usiskin, Deborah Ball, Art Baroody, Francis (Skip) Fennell, Johnny Lott, and Glenda Lappan

Conference Focus:

16 Strands that included:
  • Algebra: Development of Algebraic Skills
  • Standards-Based Curriculum Implementation
  • New Curriculum Projects
  • Equity and Access
  • Professional Development: Examining Practice
  • Professional Development: Strategies for Content Knowledge Development
  • Professional Development: Enhancing Teacher Performance
  • Integrating Technology into the Classroom
  • Effective Leadership
  • Early Childhood Education: What Mathematics is Appropriate?
  • Preparing, Mentoring, and Retaining New Teachers
  • Sponsors Showcase
  • Preparing for High-Stakes Tests
  • Outreach and Policy Issues
  • Professional Development: University/School/Business/Teacher Partnerships
  • Algebra I: How to Do It
2000-2001Orlando, Florida
April 2-4, 2001
Total Membership: 2,809Attendance: 1,424
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Margaret "Peg" Kenney

Plenary Session Speaker: Cathy Seeley - "Making a Personal Decision in 2001: Leadership from the Heart Out"
Plenary Session Speaker: Jeremy Kilpatrick - "Adding It Up: A National Research Council Report on Mathematics Learning"

Conference Focus:

19 Strands that included:
  • Equity in the Mathematics Classroom
  • What Do Building and District Leaders Need to Know
  • Community Outreach
  • Using Technology to Enhance Mathematics Learning
  • Mathematicians or Politicians? You Decide
  • Ethnomathematics: The Time is Right to Reconnect Mathematics and Culture
  • Teaching Ideas
  • Implementation of the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
  • Challenging Prevailing Assumptions about Professional Development
  • Assessment, High-Stakes Testing and Accountability
  • Designing Professional Development
  • Professional Development That is Situated in the Work of Teaching
  • Energizing the Mathematics Curriculum with Science
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • What Will It Really Take to Close the Learning Gap?
  • Preservice: Preparing future Teachers inMathematics
  • Supporting Elementary Teachers in Reform
  • Managing Mathematics in the Middle Grades: Curriculum and Implementation
  • Secondary Mathematics
1999-2000Chicago, Illinois
April 10-12, 2000
Total Membership: 2,922Attendance: 1,317
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Francis "Skip" Fennell

Opening Session Speaker: Andy Porter - "Ten Years of Systemic Reform in Education: Looking Back and Looking Forward"

Conference Focus:

  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Professional Development
  • Equity and Access
  • Leadership Skills
  • Community Outreach: Administrators, Parents, Public
  • Technology
1998-1999San Francisco, California
April 19-21, 1999
Total Membership: 2989Attendance: 1454
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: F. Joe Crosswhite

Keynote Speaker: Susan Loucks-Horsley - "Professional Development Comes into Its Own" and Leo Edwards - "Mathematics LeaderSHIP Sailing Toward the Next Millennium"

Conference Focus:

  • Algebra for All
  • Assessment
  • Equity and Access
  • Leadership Skills
  • Staff Development
  • Technology
1997-1998Washington, D.C.
March 30 - April 1, 1998
Total Membership: 2848Attendance: 1386
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Robert D. Davis

Keynote Speaker: Lee Stiff-"Revolutionaries, Reformers, and Revisionists - TIPS for Special Math Educators" and John Dossey-"The NVMT (National Voluntary 8th Grade Mathematics Test) and Implications Across the Math Curriculum"

Conference Focus:

  • Equity: Not just a concept, but a set of actions that leaders must initiate
  • Algebra: Not just a course, but a set of essential K-12 experiences that leaders must implement
  • Technology: Not just a tool, but an indispensable part of all instruction that leaders must promote
  • Assessment: Not just a test, but the glue for all effective programs that leaders must create
  • Opposition to the Revolution: Not just a passing fancy, but an undeniable reality that all leaders must face
  • Leadership Skills: Not an option, but necessary tools to bring about change
1996-1997Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 14-16, 1997
Total Membership: 2673Attendance: 1092
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Franklin Demana and Bert Waits

Keynote Speaker: Glenda Lappan-"Keeping Reform Alive: The Challenge for Leaders" and Tim Kanold-"The Heart of Leadership: Impacting Lives in a Decade of Change!"

Conference Focus:

  • Building the Case (and Support) for Reform
  • Reforming Assessment Practices
  • Providing Effective Professional Development
  • Diversity
  • Developing and Implementing Curriculum
  • Making Algebra Work for All
  • Assuring Effective Use of Technology
1995-1996San Diego, California
April 22-24, 1996
Total Membership: 2632Attendance: 1318
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Marilyn Burns

Keynote Speaker: Barry Wishner-"Carpe Futurum... Seize the Future" and Dr. Ruth Cossey

Conference Focus:

  • Practical Ideas for Fostering Reform
1994-1995Boston, Massachusetts
April 4-5, 1995
Total Membership: 2481Attendance: 1367
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: James D. Gates

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Zalman Usiskin- "The Stages of Change" and Marilyn Burns-"Making Sense - A Vision for School Mathematics"

Conference Focus:

  • Professional Development
  • Algebra for All
  • Grant Moneys
  • Assessment
1993-1994Indianapolis, Indiana
April 11-13, 1994
Total Membership: 2397Attendance: ~ 1200
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Zalman P. Usiskin

Keynote Speaker: Frank Demana, Paul Lawrence, Steven Dowling, and Patsy Kanter

Conference Focus:

  • Technology
  • Communication
  • Assessment
1992-1993Seattle, Washington
March 29-31, 1993
Total Membership: 2561Attendance: ~ 1200
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Dale Seymour

Keynote Speaker: Gene E. Hall- "Changing Mathematics Teaching: The Blood and Guts of Implementation"

Conference Focus:

  • Technology
  • The Professional Teaching Standards
  • Leadership in Mathematics Education
  • New Curricula in Mathematics
1991-1992Nashville, Tennessee
March 31 - April 1, 1992
Total Membership: 2391Attendance: ~ 1200
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Iris Carl

Keynote Speaker: Glenda Lappan- "The Decade of the Nineties: Making Reality Out of the Vision"
Featured Speakers: Charles Nelson, Francis Fennell, Wade Ellis, Jr., Steven Leinwand, and Timothy Kanold

Conference Focus:

  • Ensuring Equity and Excellence
  • The Professional Teaching Standards
  • Mathematics Leadership in an Era of Change
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum and Instruction
1990-1991New Orleans, Louisiana
April 15-l7, 1991
Total Membership: 2236Attendance: 1205
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Dorothy Strong

Keynote Speaker: John Kenelly- "We Have Started A Decade of Implementation"
Featured Speakers: Frank Demana, Howard Johnson, Mary Lindquist, Steven Leinwand, Thomas Ittelson

Conference Focus:

  • Implementing the Standards
  • The Professional Teaching Standards
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Changing Curricula
1989-1990Salt Lake City, Utah
April 16-18, 1990
Total Membership: 1646Attendance: 976
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Father Stanley J. Besuszka, S.J.

Keynote Speaker: J.D. Hoover- "Issues in the Assessment of Mathematics Skills: Views of A Standardized Test Author"
Featured Speakers: Thomas Romberg, Eugene Nichols, L. Carey Bolster, Carol Greenes, and Leanna Landsmann

Conference Focus:

  • Assessment on the National Level
  • Alternative Assessment
  • Technology in Instruction/Assessment
  • Integrated Curricula
  • Staff Development
1988-1989Orlando, Florida
April 10-12, 1989
Total Membership: 1595Attendance: 1056
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: David R. Johnson

Keynote Speaker: Shirley Frye - "Recognizing the Challenges of the Vision"
Keynote Speaker: John Dossey - "Realizing the Vision - Standards for School Mathematics"

Conference Focus:

  • Translating the Standards
  • The Supervisor's Role in Reform Efforts
  • Effecting Change
  • Curriculum Development
  • Collaboratives/Partnerships
1987-1988Chicago, Illinois
April 4-6, 1988
Total Membership: Attendance:
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Thomas E. Rowan

Keynote Speaker: Shirley Frye- "Implementing Change: Implications of the Standards for You, The Supervisor"
Featured Speakers: Paul Trafton, Glenda Lappan, Chris Hirsch, and Dale Seymour

Conference Focus:

  • NCTM Curriculum Standards
  • Effecting Change
1986-1987Anaheim, California
April 6-8, 1987
Total Membership: 1212Attendance: 852
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Albert Shulte

Keynote Speaker: John Dossey- "Professional Development Initiatives: Planning For A Changing Mathematics Curriculum"

Conference Focus:

  • Effective Supervisory Practices
  • Current Curriculum Issues
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Staff Development
  • Teacher Training/Leadership Models
  • Mathematics Collaboratives/Partnerships
  • Effective Use of Calculators/Computers/Manipulatives
  • Textbook Adoption and Evaluation
1985-1986Washington, D.C.
March 31 - April 2, 1986
Total Membership: 876Attendance:
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Shirley Frye

Keynote Speaker: John Dossey- "Mathematics Education: Changing the National Image"
Featured Speakers: Marvin Cetron, Shirley Hill, David Wells, Steve Krulik, and Audrey Buffington

Conference Focus:

  • Effective Teacher Training Model
  • Use of Technology
  • Collaboration
  • Curriculum Development Modes
  • Research Studies
1984-1985San Antonio, Texas
April 15-17, 1985
Total Membership: 749Attendance:
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Ross Taylor

Keynote Speaker: Joe Crosswhite- "NCSM New Coalitions in Support of Mathematics Education"
Joint Closing Session Speaker: Rosemary Fraser- "How Computers Can Change interaction Between Teachers and Students K-12"

Conference Focus:

  • The Supervisor's Role
  • Curriculum Reform
  • Effective Teaching Models
1983-1984San Francisco, CA
April 23-25, 1984
Total Membership: 762Attendance:
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: Alexander Tobin

Luncheon Speaker: Brother Neal Golden
Joint Closing Session Speaker: Marilyn Burns- "The Essential for Improving the Teaching of K-8 Mathematics

Conference Focus:

  • Technology in Education
  • Problem Solving
  • Retraining/Recruitment of Teachers
  • Implementing the Agenda in Action
  • Current Programs
1982-1983Detroit, Michigan
April 11-13, 1983
Total Membership: 600Attendance:
Glenn Gilbert Award Recipient: John Del Grande


Conference Focus:

  • Computer Education
  • Basic Skills
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Retraining/Recruitment of Teachers
  • Equity
1981-1982Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 12-14, 1982
Total Membership: 622Attendance: 450


Conference Focus:

  • Computers in Mathematics Education
  • Problem Solving
  • The Gifted
1980-1981St. Louis, Missouri
April 20-22, 1981
Total Membership: Attendance: ~ 400

Luncheon Speaker: Lola May- "The Trifocal Vision of Problem Solving"

Conference Focus:

  • Problem Solving
  • Technology
  • Probability and Statistics
1979-1980Seattle, Washington
April 14-16, 1980
Total Membership: Attendance: 360

Keynote Speaker: Shirley Hill- "The NCTM Math for the Eighties: A Sneak Preview"

Conference Focus:

  • Technological Developments
  • Impact of the NCSM Basic Skills Statement
  • Problem Solving
1978-1979Boston, Massachusetts
April 18-20, 1979
Total Membership: 616Attendance: 354

Luncheon Speaker: George Immerzeel- "Problem Solving and the Role of Calculators"

Conference Focus:

  • State Plans for Basic Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • In-service Education
  • Competency Testing
  • Current Programs in Mathematics Education
1977-1978San Diego, California
April 11-13, 1978
Total Membership: 651Attendance:

Luncheon Speaker: David Robitaille- "Decimals and Fractions - Have We Been Doing Things Backwards?"

Conference Focus:

  • Minimal Competencies
  • Basic Skills
  • In-service Education
1976-1977Cincinnati, Ohio
April 18-20, 1977
Total Membership: 640Attendance:

Luncheon Speaker: Jack Forbes- "Trends and Issues in School Mathematics, Calculators, Competency and Confusion"

Conference Focus:

  • NCSM Position Statement on Basic Skills
  • Accountability
  • In-service Education
  • Future of Fractions
  • Hand-held Calculators
  • Moving to Metrics
1975-1976Atlanta, Georgia
April 20-22, 1976
Total Membership: 465Attendance:

Luncheon Speaker: Robert Parent- "Publisher's View of Basic Skills'
Joint Closing Session Speaker: Alan Osborne- "Critical Variables that Contribute to Successful Inservice" Ruth Hoffman- "Tips for Punchy Inservice"

Conference Focus:

  • Directions of Governmental Agencies and Programs
  • New Programs in Mathematics Education
  • The Metric Education Act
  • Basic Mathematical Skills
1974-1975Denver, Colorado
April 22-24, 1975
Total Membership: 300+Attendance: ~ 200

Luncheon Speaker: Eugene Nichols- "In the 1950's and 1960's New Curricula--Now What?"

Conference Focus:

  • Metric Awareness
  • Special Projects
  • Technology
1973-1974Atlantic City, New Jersey
April 16-18, 1974
Total Membership: 295Attendance: 249

Luncheon Speaker: George Immerzeel- "Today's Alternatives"

Conference Focus:

  • The Role of Mathematics Supervisors
  • Metrication
  • Contemporary Projects in Mathematics
  • Mathematics in Alternative Schools
1972-1973Houston, Texas
April 24-26, 1973
Total Membership: 295Attendance: ~ 150

Keynote Speaker: Rohert Wirtz- "Drill and Practice at the Problem Solving Level"
Luncheon Speaker: Eugene D. Nichols- "Development of Mathematical Ideas - Childhood through Adolescence"
Joint Closing Session Speaker: Jeffrey Odom- "Implications of the US Changeover to the Metric System for Education"

Conference Focus:

  • National Assessment
  • Performance Contracting
  • Behavioral Objectives
  • Metrication
1971-1972Chicago, Illinois
April 20-22, 1972
Total Membership: 238Attendance: 160

Luncheon Speaker: Leslie Beatty- "Itsy Bitsies and a Coherent Whole"

Conference Focus:

  • Elementary and Secondary Curriculum
  • Programs for Gifted and Low Achievers
  • Computers in Mathematics Education
1970-1971Anaheim, California
April 13-15, 1971
Total Membership: 124Attendance: 83


Conference Focus:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Upgrading Teacher Competency
1969-1970Washington, D.C.
March 31 - April 2, 1970
Total Membership: Attendance:

Major Speaker: Dr. E. Allen Davis - "The Relationship of the National Science Foundation to the Learning of Mathematics in City Schools"
Major Speaker: Dr. Robert Poppendieck - "The Relationship of the United States Office of Education to the Learning of Mathematics in City Schools"
Major Speaker: The Honorable Donald M. Fraser - "The Relationship of Congress to the Learning of Mathematics in City Schools"

Conference Focus:

    1969Minneapolis, Minnesota
    April 1969
    Total Membership: Attendance:


    Conference Focus: