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Archive for March 2017

Teacher’s Corner

Meet Eileen Goodspeed, district math coordinator, from Winnetka, Illinois. See how she began using the PoWs and how much they have changed her students’ attitudes toward math. “Something about sending your mathematical thinking off and having it actually read and responded to by real mathematicians . . . sent energy waves through the school.”

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NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Antonio April 5-8, 2017

See what makes the NCTM annual meeting a must-attend event year-after-year, then make your plans to join us in San Antonio! Learn from featured speakers Simon Singh, Jordan Eilenberg, and Ed Burger. Check out the multilingual sessions, not to mention Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman John Urschel, an Ignite session of all classroom teachers, and so much more.

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Ask the NCTM Community

This past fall Annie, Max, and Suzanne took the opportunity to find out what types of questions folks would ask the NCTM Community if they could. They set up a bulletin board in NCTM Central’s Networking Lounge at the Regional conferences in Phoenix and Philadelphia. They also asked visitors at the CMC-South Exhibit Hall in Palm Springs to offer questions. Here is a look at what was asked and answered.

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In The Classroom: Student Voices, Student Videos

These students from The Skokie School in Winnetka, Illinois and the Hanover Street School in Lebanon, New Hampshire, have been busy working with the Problems of the Week, creating their own videos based on the problem or using the scenario only.

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Ignite! verb /ig’nit/ a series of speedy presentations. Presenters get 20 slides, automatically advancing every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation that lasts just 5 minutes. Watch our Ignite! videos from a series of our fall conferences.

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PoW Stories from the Primary Classroom

Are you a primary-level teacher who is looking to use the Problems of the Week with your students? Read how one teacher in Pennsylvania introduced them to her students and used their ideas to illustrate how they thought about the problem.

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