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Topic: 1996 National Meeting
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Tad Watanabe

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: 1996 National Meeting
Posted: Apr 11, 1995 9:13 PM
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I am not an NCTM official, but, I think there is a quite a bit of
differene between research presentations at the AMS meeting and (mostly)
teacher workshops at the NCTM national/regional meetings. I think they do
have some spaces for research presentations at the NCTM, with a little
bit later deadline - at least that's what happened when I did a research
presentation in Nashville. Also, the deadline for the research
pre-session is usually in August.

I am not saying that teacher workshops cannot be outdated, but, if some
pedagogical approach is sound this year, then it should be sound in two
years, shouldn't it? Also, many of the local group meeting has much
later deadlines (and much more affordable to attend).

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On Tue, 11 Apr 1995, Dr. Susan Addington wrote:

> No, Michelle, you are not weird. I am a recent convert to math
> education (from research mathematics), and one of the things that
> struck me as peculiar was the very long lead time required for
> meetings. For meetings of the American Mathematical Society and
> the Mathematical Association of America, the deadline for
> speaker proposals is a few months. For example, for this summer's
> meeting in Vermont, Aur. 6-8, the deadline is April 27. For the
> annual meeting in January, the deadline for *organizers* of
> topic sessions is April; the deadline for speakers hasn't even
> been announced.
> The reason that deadlines are fairly late is so that new developments
> can be discussed. The fact that NCTM speakers must decide their topic
> 2 years in advance suggests that there is nothing new or urgent
> in math education.
> This is NOT what we have been telling everybody--we tell our
> state boards of education and others that change needs to start
> happening NOW!
> Is anybody from the NCTM listening on this list?
> Susan Addington (
> Math Department, California State University
> San Bernardino, CA 92407
> World Wide Web:
> On Tue, 11 Apr 1995 wrote:

> > Now, *before* the NCTM conference in Boston this year, I had to
> > send in my speaker response form for *next year's* conference.
> > That means that over one year in advance, I had to finalize the
> > title and description of my talk. Does this seem crazy to anyone
> > but me? I know that it's time-consuming to put these things
> > together, but there is no way we're hearing about new
> > research/curriculum/materials in the sessions if that's the
> > only way to get on the program.


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