2010 NCSM Annual Conference

Wednesday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-16-2010

Wednesday Sessions, April 21, 2010
301  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Douglas CD

Wednesday Breakfast - Sponsored by America's Choice, Common Core Standards: Make the Difference
Nothing is easier than agreeing on what others should do, especially others' children. If that's all standards were, we should be ashamed. Standards must also be a promise to students of mathematics they can take with them. We haven't kept our old promise and now we make a new one. What difference will it make?


Lead Speaker: Phil Daro

302  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Manchester GHIGeneral

The Mathematics Studio Classroom: A Promising Context for Transforming Mathematics Teaching, Coaching, and Leadership
This session will provide an overview of the Mathematics Studio Program, the research that grounds its design, and the practices and tools that are surfacing as most promising for leveraging high-cognitive engagement for K-12 math students, teachers, coaches, and administrators alike.


Lead Speaker: Mike Shaughnessy
Co-Presenter: Linda Foreman
Co-Presenter: Jill Board

303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth ABGeneralEquity and Access

Creating Mathematic Openings for Children of African Descent
This session will provide some examples of Mathematizing Opening to start off the class activities. The session is designed for mathematic educators to realize the need for a paradigm shift in order to bring students of African descent into mathematics. The Opening will include various topics in mathematics.


Lead Speaker: Kwame Anthony Scott

304  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
MohsenGeneralEquity and Access

A Tiered Model for Mathematics Success
Utah's 3 Tier Model of Mathematics Instruction is a framework designed to facilitate mathematical success for all students. The 3 tiers describe a process for quality instruction for all learners and targeted interventions for those who need additional support. Instruction, assessment, research, and evaluation work together for success for all.


Lead Speaker: Diana Suddreth

305  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Edward CDIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Building Effective Relationships That Lead to Instructional Change in Mathematics Classrooms
Initiating, facilitating, and sustaining change in mathematics teaching and learning in a large urban district is a challenge. Come hear how the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP) has established an effective model of distributive leadership that has impacted classroom practice and student achievement!


Lead Speaker: Pandora Bedford
Co-Presenter: Melissa Hedges
Co-Presenter: Beth Schefelker

306  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Madeleine ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

PD to Strengthen Collaboration Between Math Teachers and Special Educators: A Key to Improving Math Learning by Students with Special Needs
What are ways to help mathematics teachers and special education educators collaborate to effectively teach students with special needs? What works well in different school contexts and what challenges can get in the way? Participants will experience professional development activities that they can use with teachers in their own districts.


Lead Speaker: Fred Gross
Co-Presenter: Amy Brodesky

307  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth FSecondary
(9 - 12)
Putting PRIME into Practice

New PRIME Leaders: Where Do We Start?
Are you new to a math leadership position? This session will "navigate through the sea" of math leadership, focusing on three things math leaders can do to create a culture of adult learners focused on student achievement. Session will include handouts and resources for new math leaders to get started.


Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Juli Schexnayder

308  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth HSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Coaching Teachers to Ask Questions That Provide Just Enough Help to Move Students Forward
How can teachers be encouraged and prepared to ask questions that provide "just enough" help so that student thinking is supported but not supplanted? In this session, participants will engage in a questioning approach to be used with teachers to enhance their questioning techniques. Secondary examples will be used.


Lead Speaker: Denisse Thompson
Co-Presenter: Charlene Beckmann

309  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

The Leader's Role in Charting Successful Intervention Strategies in the Secondary School Using Algebra I Examples
With increased requirements and advanced standards, more special-needs students are in mathematics classrooms. Leaders need researched-based instructional intervention resources to support teachers with quality instruction to help all students. The presentation will include placement and assessment, concept-development activities, practice and problem-solving activities using the content of Algebra I.


Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby

310  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM

Tom Snyder Productions Sponsor Showcase: Critical Foundations for Algebra– Implications for Intervention
According to the National Math Panel report, the key to helping all students be successful with algebra is ensuring that the critical core foundations of mathematics are thoroughly mastered: Fluency with Whole Numbers and Fluency with Fractions. In this interactive session, we will explore the implications this has for intervention.


Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

311  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle AGeneralAssessment Leadership

Dynamic Data Analysis: Moving a District from Stagnant Assessment Gathering to Informed Instructional Decision-Making
Curriculum coordinators will share how using TinkerPlots and other data-analysis protocols have changed the assessment culture of the Champaign Unit 4 School District. How data is used at the district, building and teacher level will be shared. Handouts will be provided.


Lead Speaker: Polly Hill
Co-Presenter: Leslie Knicl
Co-Presenter: Jim Linnenburger

312  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle EGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

A Lesson Study Learning Trajectory: How Do Novice and Experienced Teams Differ? How Can Leaders Help Teams Deepen Their Practice?
We will share a model for strong, sustainable lesson study, looking closely at developmental growth of teams from novice to experienced at several key moments in the lesson study process. Discussion and activities will help participants reflect on how leaders support team development and mathematical learning at these points.


Lead Speaker: Jane Gorman

313  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle DMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Too Much Content, Too Little Time: What Can I Do? How Does Technology Help?
Participants will investigate strategies to enable the content rich mathematics course to be effectively taught within the required time. Strategies for constant revision, integrating spreadsheets to enable investigations, improving examination performance, and increasing student confidence and understanding will be provided.


Lead Speaker: John Ley

314  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Windsor BCSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Lessons Learned from the Back of the Room: Leading Teachers to a New Vision
The view from the back of the room offers a new perspective on what's really happening in math classrooms. Hear about how lessons learned and coaching conversations facilitated teachers and departments to change the culture of math teaching and learning.


Lead Speaker: Janet Bryson

315  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Elizabeth GSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Exploring the Potential of Narrative Cases in Developing Teachers Capacity to Reason and Prove
In this session, participants will engage in a discussion and analysis of a narrative case designed to develop teachers' proficiency related to the teaching and learning of reasoning and proving in secondary mathematics classrooms.


Lead Speaker: Margaret Smith

316  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Curriculum Leadership

Changing the Course of High School Mathematics Class rooms: More Than One Teacher at a Time
What support is needed when implementing a standards-based curriculum? Come and share our district's journey in implementing the Discovering Mathematics program. Participate in activities designed for math teacher leaders and administrators to advance their classroom instruction, improve content knowledge, and deepen their understanding of a discovering approach.


Lead Speaker: Mary Mooney
Co-Presenter: Laura Maly

317  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Manchester GHIGeneral

Achievement Gap or Opportunity Gap? Changing the Perspective About School Performance in Mathematics
Persistent differences in performance in school mathematics among students of different ethnic groups and socioeconomic levels are discussed by focusing on unequal distribution of factors that have a bearing on opportunities to learn. The factors discussed are access to experienced and qualified teachers, high expectations, and equitable per student funding.


Lead Speaker: Alfinio Flores

318  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Madeleine ABGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

How to Achieve the Vision of the PRIME Teaching and Learning Principle: From Words to Action
This fast paced workshop will present key ideas on how to implement the three PRIME Indicators for teaching and learning in order to bring rigor, meaning and relevance to the teacher planning and student learning experience. Audience interaction and PRIME sharing will be part of this session as well.


Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann
Co-Presenter: Darshan Jain

319  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
MohsenGeneralEquity and Access

Comprehensive Mathematics: Connecting Concepts and Context for America's First Children
The National American Indian, Alaskan & Hawaiian Educational Development Center works from a comprehensive mathematics framework to deliver professional development and sustained support to elementary teachers who serve Native populations in primary education, with the expectation that Native children will reach, over time, the achievement levels of their peers.


Lead Speaker: Bob Simpson
Co-Presenter: Terry Martin

320  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

Supporting Students to Develop Learning Behaviors in Mathematics Class
In order to support students who struggle with mathematics to think of themselves as capable learners, it is important for teachers to keep track of students' progress in developing learning behaviors. In this session we will introduce and describe the use of an assessment tool, the Learning Behavior Observation Record.


Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Christina Myren

321  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Curriculum Leadership

Exploring Middle Grades Mathematics: Setting the Course for the Future
A rigorous, engaging middle grades mathematics curriculum can be the key to student success. In this session, participants will investigate activities from a grant designed to improve student performance on the EXPLORE assessment and prepare students for high school mathematics and beyond through the implementation of such a curriculum.


Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield
Co-Presenter: Janet Tassell

322  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Elizabeth HSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Secondary Mathematics: Classroom-Based Scenarios and a Framework
By identifying and studying opportunities for the use of mathematics that occur in teaching secondary mathematics, groups at Penn State and University of Georgia have developed descriptions of and a framework for mathematical knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics. The framework can provide support in supplementing mathematical learning of secondary teachers.


Lead Speaker: M. Kathleen Heid
Co-Presenter: Patricia Wilson

323  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Lessons Learned in Leadership for Classroom Change
We will share examples of key activities that in hindsight lead to lasting change in the culture of some and not other high school mathematics departments. Possible reasons for change in some departments and not others and issues of sustaining momentum and continuing progress in improving learning and teaching will be discussed.


Lead Speaker: Judy Kysh
Co-Presenter: Diane Resek

324  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Elizabeth ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Curriculum Leadership

States Moving Towards Common Core Standards
In implementing a set of common core, state-led standards in mathematics, states aim to increase the equity and access to rigorous curriculum for all students.


Lead Speaker: Laura Slover

325  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM

Texas Instruments Sponsor Showcase: Changing Opportunities and Changing Lives by Moving MathForward
Come learn how mathematics test scores have risen year after year for students in the TI MathForward program in the Richardson Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. This session shows how the program helps increase student achievement by combining professional development, curriculum enhancement, and technology to engage students.


Lead Speaker: Paula Haney
Co-Presenter: Kristen San Juan

326  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Windsor BCGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Integrating Curriculum, Assessment, and Teacher Professional Development: Singapore and the United States
This session will go beyond the popular but oversimplified views of Singapore's successes. A panel of collaborators, two from Singapore's National Institute of Education and two from SRI, will discuss Singapore's integrated system of leadership in teacher professional development and key success factors that can be applied in the United States.


Lead Speaker: Jeremy Roschelle
Co-Presenter: Charles Patton
Co-Presenter: Ban Har Yeap
Co-Presenter: Khoon Yoong Wong

327  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Elizabeth GGeneralEquity and Access

Transforming Mathematics Classrooms: Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Students
How can mathematics education leaders help teachers adapt instruction based on student needs and supporting learning for diverse populations? The key is focusing on a rich treatment of mathematics content and to differentiate instruction. We will share ideas for implementing equitable instruction, including a multi-tiered approach and strategies for ELLs (English Language Learners).


Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Karen Karp

328  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle AGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Diary of a Not-So Wimpy Coach
Participants will identify their current work, assess their needs, and plan action steps to facilitate change within the framework of this session. An experienced Mathematics Instructional Coach, certified in the Heart of Change Coaching for Excellence model, will share her expertise, specific coaching maps/tools, and her personal experience.


Lead Speaker: Marilyn Cannon

329  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle BGeneralEquity and Access

Strategies for Enhancing English Language Learners' Success with Mathematics – They Can Be Included in Any Professional Development
Several practical strategies, such as Use Visual Tools, and Provide Scaffolds, increase ELLs (English Language Learners) access to mathematics content. Routines and strategies that increase student participation, use of language, and achievement will be explored within an algebra context. Ideas for incorporating experiences with ELL strategies into professional development situations will be shared.


Lead Speaker: Debra Coggins
Co-Presenter: Grace Davila Coates

330  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle EGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

PRIME-ing Mathematics Teacher Mentors (MTMs) for Leadership
Interested in developing K-12 teacher leaders? This session shares a collaborative project between higher education and a regional education service center to prepare teacher mentors. MTMs explored the PRIME framework through interactive videoconferencing. How the document was used to initiate discussion revolving around the four principles will be presented.


Lead Speaker: Mary Swarthout
Co-Presenter: Susan Bohan

331  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle DGeneralAssessment Leadership

We're Assessing, Now What?: Findings from Longitudinal Assessment Data and What They Mean for K-3 Math Instruction
IES-funded research examining 3 years of longitudinal assessment data reveals patterns in student learning that hold significance for early math education. Learn and discuss the relevance of these findings to your math program. Profiles and lesson plans will be shared, as well as effective implementation strategies.


Lead Speaker: Herb Ginsburg
Co-Presenter: Doug Moore

332  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Manchester GHIGeneral

Learning to Do Mathematics as a Teacher
This session will explore the special challenge of learning (and teaching) mathematics in ways needed for the work of teaching. Using case examples, we will examine three special demands of teaching mathematics to teachers: unpacking mathematical ideas, developing horizon knowledge, and practicing mathematics for teaching.


Lead Speaker: Deborah Loewenberg Ball

333  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Elizabeth HGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

What Do Math Coaches Need to Know and How Do They Learn It?
Participants will engage in discussion and activities designed to elicit new ideas about essential elements of the coaching role, to consider the implications for coaching knowledge, and to investigate means for engaging in meaningful learning about coaching. Come work with coaches' writing as a lens for examining important ideas about teaching and learning.


Lead Speaker: Amy Morse

334  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Motivate Your Faculty by Connecting Culture and Mathematics
How can you get your entire faculty (not just mathematics teachers) behind an idea? Ask them to discover the mathematics in the cultures of your students. This NASGEm presentation documents how one school successfully incorporated this strategy to motivate its entire faculty to participate in a family math night program.


Lead Speaker: Chadd McGlone
Co-Presenter: Jim Barta
Co-Presenter: Meghan Hern
Co-Presenter: Jenni Harding-Dekam

335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Elizabeth ABPrimary
(PK - 2)
Equity and Access

Kindergarten and First Graders from Poverty Schools Can Achieve Like East Asian Children and Older U.S. Children
Kindergarten and first graders from backgrounds of poverty learned place value, money, and word problem solving. They performed as well as East Asian children and/or better than U.S. children from more-advantaged and/or from older samples. Student learning paths and teaching activities that give access to all students will be described.


Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson

336  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Curriculum Leadership

Is Your Instructional Program Really Effective? Guidelines for Designing and Evaluating Curriculum Effectiveness Research
Educational leaders are demanding evidence of the effectiveness of school curricula. This session will provide background for this movement. A research study that meets the gold standard for curriculum research will be described. The session will end by having participants evaluate the quality of brief research reports using research-assessment guidelines.


Lead Speaker: Randall Charles
Co-Presenter: Mariam Azin

337  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Building a Mathematics Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Using Enhanced Journal Articles
Participants will actively engage in exploring journal articles that have been enhanced by NCTM's Professional Development Services Committee. Session leaders will model the use of enhanced journal articles to build school-based, professional learning communities of mathematics teachers. The selected article is middle-school focused, but the process is transferable to other levels.


Lead Speaker: Monique Lynch

338  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Radical Reform for the Teaching and Learning of Algebra I
Frustration with a 65% failure rate in Algebra I prompted several districts to become involved with an initiative that includes extensive professional development, 80-90 minute per day student contact, coaching, use of hands-on discovery-based lessons, TI -Nspire technology, Smart Board technology, and data driven decisions through uniform assessments.


Lead Speaker: Paul Lawrence

339  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Amy's Story – Taking on the Hard Issues of Equitable Student Access to Mathematics in a Freshman Algebra I Class
Student stories and a teacher's journey around the challenges, struggles, and successes of applying Best Practices in Mathematics in a "studio" classroom, establishing socio-mathematical norms, and trusting her students to become problem solvers will be shared. This story will show how mathematics became meaningful, accessible and challenging through the use of visual models and multiple representations.


Lead Speaker: Murrel Hoover
Co-Presenter: Amy Salmons
Co-Presenter: Cathy Walker

340  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM

America's Choice Sponsor Showcase: The Common Core Standards–Getting Ahead of the Curve for Implementation
Phil Daro, a member of the Mathematics Work Group for the Core Standards, and James Williams will discuss the impact of the Core Standards on teaching and learning mathematics. This discussion will focus on implications for professional development and student resources as we help schools move to the Core Standards.


Lead Speaker: Phil Daro
Co-Presenter: James Williams

341  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Douglas CD

Wednesday Luncheon - Sponsored by Casio and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Transforming Teaching: From Dissonance to Depth
The idea of teaching for depth is widely supported, however, what it means to teach for depth is somewhat elusive. Our challenge is to guide teachers in charting their course to teaching for depth through examples that contrast common practices and practices that cultivate deep conceptual understanding.


Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

342  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Manchester GHI

Many Roads: Mathematics Model Pathways and the Common Core State Standards
Achieve, Inc and a diverse advisory group drafted model course descriptions to illustrate pathways leading to college and career readiness and readiness for STEM majors and careers. Attendees at this session will learn more about the pathways and have the chance to discuss with two panel members.


Lead Speaker: Laura Slover
Co-Presenter: Brad Findell

343  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth F

Equity in Mathematics Education: TODOS
Are you looking for assistance and support in making your mathematics instruction accessible to all kids, in particular Latino/Hispanic students? Do you want to learn with us and about us? We invite you to participate in the TODOS business meeting and dialogue in shaping future discussions.


Lead Speaker: Nora Ramirez
Co-Presenter: Jose Franco

344  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth H

Urban Mathematics Leadership Network Forum
The Urban Mathematics Leadership Network (UMLN) is composed of the mathematics directors and other mathematics leaders from 21 large urban school districts. UMLN invites leaders from urban districts to join this open, participatory forum about issues that are of particular interest to mathematics leaders and teachers in urban school districts.


Lead Speaker: Martin Gartzman
Co-Presenter: Susan Hull

345  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Molly AB

Nuances and Complexities of Teaching Mathematics for Cultural Relevance and Social Justice
Attention has been given to underrepresentation of minority students in the mathematics pipeline. However, little consideration has been given to these students as learners or the context where their learning occurs. We argue that culturally relevant instruction coupled with teaching for social justice can motivate minority students to learn mathematics.


Lead Speaker: Jacqueline Leonard
Co-Presenter: Roni Ellington
Co-Presenter: Lorraine Howard

346  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth AB

Leading Mathematics Education of Marginalized Students: Debunking Stereotypes, Teaching Measurement, Applying the CREDE Model and Ethnomathematics with Native American Learners
North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics (NASGEm) presents Richard Sgarlotti and California Tribal members for the 11th Reunion, emphasizing contextualization of mathematics applying work from Berkeley's Center for Research in Education, Diversity & Excellence. Hands-on, conceptually based activities show Native American measurement knowledge, thus debunking stereotypes of nonexistent measurement systems.


Lead Speaker: Fredrick "Rick" Silverman
Co-Presenter: Richard Sgarlotti

347  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Edward CD

Improving Mathematics Education for Students with Special Needs
Is your school district grappling with how to improve mathematics learning for students with disabilities? Share your strategies and challenges with mathematics leaders from other districts. Discuss common themes and gain new perspectives and resources on ways to address this pressing need. Join us!


Lead Speaker: Fred Gross
Co-Presenter: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan

348  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Madeleine AB

Educational Consultants: A Networking Opportunity
Join our discussion to share expertise and strategies. Hear from others as to how they got started and marketing techniques they may have used. This is our time to gain from our collective knowledge and support our work. Come and join the discussion.


Lead Speaker: Kit Norris

349  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM

Mathematics Content Coaching
Coaching in the mathematics content area continues to spread to schools and districts in the United States. Although the term math coach is often used, the roles, duties, and vision for the position vary greatly. We welcome interested participants the opportunity to share findings, exchange knowledge, and explore challenges.


Lead Speaker: David Foster

350  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM

Lessons Learned from Experiments in Mathematics Education in Our Charter Schools
One purpose of Charter Schools is to create incubators where new ideas are implemented and lessons learned shared. We welcome teachers, administrators, and others to share how they have worked to improve student achievement and to consider how to partner with organizations like NCSM in sharing results with the education community.


Lead Speaker: Louis Tamler

351  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Windsor BC

Math 2.0: A New Vision for Using Dynamic Math Software with Web 2.0 Tools
The Internet, Web 2.0, and dynamic math software make possible new venues for teaching and learning math that incorporate powerful ways of collaborating, exploring, and sharing of ideas. This session will highlight some examples of how this next generation of math education is happening now.


Lead Speaker: Ihor Charischak
Co-Presenter: David Weksler

352  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth G

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
AMTE's focus is on the improvement of mathematics teacher education. Join us in this session for a discussion of important and timely topics of mutual interest, such as mathematics specialists in the elementary grades, teacher preparation policies and practices, and K-12 mathematics education leadership development.


Lead Speaker: Nadine Bezuk
Co-Presenter: Barbara Reys

353  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle A

Emerging Leaders: Focus Question/Answer Time
After a day of learning about how to transform into a PRIME Leader, this session will allow for an open discussion regarding the "how to". Collaborate with other new mathematics leaders to create a network of support.


Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

354  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle B

Lesson Study Networking: An Opportunity for Practitioners, Researchers, and Leaders to Share Lesson Study Resources, Findings and Questions
Lesson study is growing rapidly in the U.S., yet most teams have few opportunities to share work with others. This SIG is a chance to meet and identify common interests and challenges. Share resources: bring a poster, lesson plan, research question, etc. Those new to lesson study are welcome.


Lead Speaker: Jane Gorman

355  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle E

Math Contests Build Better Students — and Teachers
Good contests offer a four-pronged approach: rich problems that deepen mathematical thinking and improve high-stakes test scores, a monthly series of contests that build and reinforce student (and teacher!) interest and knowledge, an inclusive structure that welcomes many students, and multiple strategies for many problems that foster creativity.


Lead Speaker: Richard Kalman

356  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle D

Nurturing Mathematically Promising and Creative Students
Research shows that our most promising mathematics students frequently make the least academic progress. Come join us for diverse and active roundtables on research, curriculum, the "Common Core State Standards", and NCTM's new book, "The Peak in the Middle". Together we can make a difference for these promising students.


Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield
Co-Presenter: M. Katherine Gavin