Mathematics on the Mind
Vol. 2 No. 1
NKCTM Fall Conference at NKU
October 5, 2000 – see schedule on page 2
Elementary Mathematics for a New Millennium
The Elementary Mathematics program will be coordinated by Linda Phillips, Elementary Mathematics Consultant Covington Independent Schools Instructional Resource Team, and Linda Sheffield, Regents Professor, NKU. After briefly discussing the new NCTM Principles and Standards for pre-kindergarten through second grade and third through fifth grade, participants will be involved in exploring activities exemplifying the new Standards. Some of these are early drafts of geometry activities written for the new Navigations series, a forthcoming NCTM series of activity books for teachers to accompany the Principles and Standards. Others are activities from the Covington Algebra for All projects, that originated from an innovative ESS Projects Grant for all levels of students from elementary through middle grades.
Using Data to Make Comparisons and Decisions – Peanut Butter Taste Test
The presenters for the Middle School session will be Allison Colvin, Campbell County Middle School and Maggie McGatha, NKU. PSSM suggest that middle grades students need to develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data. This session will focus on an instructional activity in which a group of middle school students used data from 37 brands of peanut butter in order to make comparisons and decisions. The students also created their own data by conducting a peanut butter taste test.
New Ideas for a New Millennium
The presenters at the secondary session will be Sally Walker, Technology Coordinator for Erlanger School District, and Sr. Anita Marie, Bishop Brossart High School. The session is designed to help teachers become familiar with the new NCTM standards by looking at problems that can be used within the classroom and are appropriate to stress important Kentucky Core Content as well as NCTM standards.
KCTM Statewide Conference – November 11, 2000
The Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference will be held at Lafayette High School in Lexington. Topics will include assessment, technology, curriculum alignment, and more. Check out their web site: http://www.kctm.org
OCTM Statewide Conference – October 19-20,2000
The 50th Annual Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference will be held at SeaGate Convention Centre in Toldeo. There will be over 40 exhibitors and 55 booths. Information in the exhibit area will include mathematics textbooks, educational technology, mathematics resource materials, and related teaching products. Check out their web site: http://ohioctm.org/
International Teachers Teaching With Technology Conference
March 16-17, 2001
Columbus, Ohio will be home for the Thirteenth Annual International Teachers Teaching With Technology Conference. The conference started at The Ohio State University in 1988 by Bert Waits and Frank Demana. It is designed for teachers of mathematics and science from kindergarten through college. Highlighting the conference will be sessions focusing the proper and appropriate use of calculators and data collection devices to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics and science from K to 14. Advanced participant registration can be done online at http://www.t3ww.org/docs/t3wwnat01.htm. Don't miss this one in a lifetime opportunity to attend this internationally recognized conference. Larry Lance email@example.com and <Ed Laughbaum firstname.lastname@example.org – Conference Co-Chairs
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Current Board Vacancies
We presently are in need of two positions to be filled on our board: Vice President and Middle School Rep. The responsibilities are basically two meetings a year prior to our Fall and Spring conferences. Please help us promote the value of excellence in mathematics education for all teachers.
Current Board Members
President Sister Anita Marie Stacy, Secretary Sally Walker, Treasurer & NCTM Representative Gina M. Foletta, High School Representative Terri Bennett, Elementary Representative Judy Sceifres, College Representative Peter Moore.