April 29, 2013
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NCTM 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition
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Educators gathered April 17 to 20 in Denver for NCTM's 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition. With more than 700 sessions, workshops and burst presentations, attendees learned about current topics in math education, such as the common core, response to intervention, assessment, research, reasoning and proof, technology and STEM.

In Part I of this two-part report, we offered resources to help educators gear up for the annual meeting in Denver and recapped news about some of the latest research on math instruction.

In Part II, NCTM SmartBrief looks back at some of the highlights of the conference in Denver and offers a roundup of news about the Common Core State Standards.

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Annual Meeting and Exposition Highlights 
  • The power of just one teacher … and more
    Interested in hearing what Mayim Bialik, the Emmy-nominated actress on "The Big Bang Theory," real-life neuroscientist and Opening Session speaker, said during her talk, "The Power of Just One Teacher"? Listen to the full video recording, as well as other presentations given during the 2013 Annual Meeting. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Facebook photo album
    Browse through the 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition Facebook photo album and get a flavor of all the conference happenings. If you happen to see yourself or a colleague, feel free to use the "tag" feature. Better yet, "like" a few! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Extra, extra, read all about it!
    What do you do to motivate and engage students who appear uninterested? What's the best advice you received in your first year of teaching? Has your teaching changed in any way as the result of an increasing focus on STEM? Find out how attendees answered these questions along with other conference highlights in the Daily News, the official on-site daily newspaper of the Annual Meeting. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • NCTM celebrates MET in Denver
    Carol E. Malloy and James M. Rubillo were presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education at the 2013 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in Denver on April 19. NCTM's first-ever MET Celebration and Silent Auction recognized all Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and MET grant recipients, along with the generosity of all MET donors -- especially honorees who have named MET funds and whose gifts to MET continue to provide opportunities for professional growth and leadership development. Read more and see photos of the event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • #NCTMdenver and @NCTM on Twitter
    Whether you joined us in Denver or followed the week's events from afar, be sure to check out the @NCTM Twitter feed for all of this year's conference coverage. You can still be a part of the conversation by adding the #NCTMdenver hashtag to your tweets and access the conference stream to see what attendees are saying about the event. Time to reflect! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Adaptive, Personalized Common Core Lesson Pathways
Personalized lesson pathways chart a clear, focused progression toward grade-level success. Built for the Common Core State Standards, Think Through Math provides lesson pathways that are carefully stepped-out and fully aligned. Because the system is adaptive, it will also provide precursor lessons to ensure success at grade-level. Learn more.
Common Core State Standards 
  • Math teachers see challenges, opportunities with common core
    The Common Core State Standards generally are being met with praise by math teachers, though some are concerned that the new curriculum may ask more of some students than they are able to deliver, education reporter Erik Robelen writes in this blog post. His observations are based on conversations with educators who attended the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recently held in Denver. Education Week/Curriculum Matters blog (4/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Group releases draft of common core test accommodations
    A full draft of test accommodations for the Common Core State Standards has been released for public comment by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers. The document lists five areas of accommodation and also some universal design principles and accessibility features available to all students at student or school request. The comment period ends May 13. Education Week/On Special Education blog (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How gaming can advance instruction under the common core
    Gaming can help educators implement the Common Core State Standards in a way that is engaging and meaningful for students, writes Milton Chen, senior fellow at The George Lucas Educational Foundation, in this blog post. Gaming resources to enhance common core math include DragonBox and BrainPop, he writes, adding that FoldIt offers lessons in science and Gamestar Mechanic can help teach game design. Edutopia.org/Milton Chen's blog (4/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report aims to help schools pick common core math materials
    The writing team responsible for the math portion of the Common Core State Standards has issued a 20-page guide to help school districts determine which textbooks and other materials are aligned with the standards. The report is meant to help districts as they begin the complex and expensive process of selecting and purchasing new materials, education reporter Erik Robelen writes in this blog post. Education Week/Curriculum Matters blog (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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