An Open Letter to the Education Community
May 20, 2015
Concerns Regarding the Use of EdReports Mathematics Materials Reviews
NCSM Summer Leadership Academy Registration is Open
Mathematics Leadership in a Time of Change: Building Leaders at All Levels
July 13-15, 2015 in Billings, Montana
Learn more and register
48th NCSM Annual Conference, Oakland/San Francisco
Deadline to submit a proposal is June 1.
NCSM is currently accepting nominations for the following 2016 positions:
- Second Vice President
- Regional Director, Central 1 (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio)
- Regional Director, Eastern 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Military AE: APO/FPO, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont)
- Regional Director, Southern 2 (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas)
Nominations close on May 15
Week of Inspirational Math
A "Week of Inspirational Math" designed by Stanford professor Jo Boaler and the youcubed team will give your students the best possible start to the year with powerful mathematics tasks and positive mindset messages. Sign up to take part at www.youcubed.org
47th NCSM Annual Conference, Boston
New Regional Director Reports, Spring 2015
Mathematics Education in the Digital Age is presented as the first resource developed as part of NCSM's newest initiative: Iris project
New Math Tool
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has developed the Math Tool to summarize current research and promising practices about the skills and knowledge teachers need to teach college and career ready math standards in their classrooms.
The Spring 2015 Newsletter is now available to Members online.
Mathematical Association of America Celebrates 100 Years in 2015
Founded in 1915, the Mathematical Association of America will celebrate its 100th birthday with activities throughout the coming year. The association is now the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level.
The centerpiece will be MAA MathFest in Washington, D.C., August 5-8, 2015. The meeting program promises prominent speakers, thought-provoking lectures, wide-ranging sessions, and special events and exhibits.
Learn more at the MAA Website
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.
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"
Purchase NCSM books and merchandise in our online store.
NCSM Announces Election Results
Please join us in congratulating the following NCSM members on their election to the NCSM Board of Directors. The terms of the newly elected board members will begin at the conclusion of the April 2015 NCSM Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
2nd Vice President
Mona Toncheff, Phoenix, AZ
Canada Regional Director
Marc Garneau, Surrey, BC
S1 Regional Director
Deborah Crocker, Boone, NC
W1 Regional Director
Sandie Gilliam, Colorado Springs, CO