NebraskaMATH Newsletter - September 2013

2013 Graduates
2013 Graduates

Congratulations to our 2013 graduates

Congratulations to the 15 Nebraska teachers who earned master's degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on May 4 or Aug. 16, 2013, in part as a result of their participation in NebraskaMATH or the Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes. Seven Noyce Teaching Fellows also graduated. Continue reading…

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Math Teachers Circle events at NATM conference

Past MTC meetingNebraskaMATH and the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NATM) are hosting two gatherings for the Greater Nebraska Math Teachers Circle: one for teachers of grades 6-12, another for K-5 teachers. Join friends for dinner and fun math problems from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. Continue reading…

Professional Development: What really works?

High-Quality Professional Development for TeachersFrom "make-it-take-it" or "one-shot-wonder" sessions to year-long courses, every teacher has attended professional development of some kind and has an opinion about what does or does not help. But what does the research say? Regardless of preference, certain components are needed for quality PD. Continue reading…

Teaching ratio, proportion in middle grades

What does it mean to understand ratios? What is proportional reasoning? What is the role of ratio and proportion in success in algebra? How should you balance teaching skills versus teaching concepts? Learn answers to these questions and more in NCTM’s new Research Brief. Continue reading…

Get rich quick! Well, maybe not 'quick'...

Dr. Andrew BealDr. Andrew Beal, who with a net worth of $8 billion ranks 43rd on the Forbes list of U.S. billionaires, is offering a $1 million reward to anyone who can solve a math problem - now dubbed the Beal Conjecture - that Beal has been trying to solve since 1993. Continue reading…

CTEq: Vital Signs

Change the Equation is pleased to unveil its 2012 Vital Signs, which measure the health of the K-12 STEM learning enterprise, state by state. Created in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research, Vital Signs offer the most comprehensive available picture of STEM in your state. Continue reading…

8 characteristics of a great teacher

What makes a teacher strong? What differentiates the best from the rest? There's no shortage of bodies (some dramatically misguided) attempting to solve this riddle. The answers are nebulous at best. Below is a list of traits, many of which will never show up on any sort of performance review. Continue reading…

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician?

AMSAre you looking for a chance to reward and showcase your best math students - and the chance to share the winning contestant's $10,000 award? The American Mathematical Society is again conducting its national contest for high school students, Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. Continue reading…

Free online resource: NCTM's Core Math Tools

Core Math Tools is a downloadable suite of interactive software tools for algebra and functions, geometry and trigonometry, and statistics and probability. They are appropriate for use with any high school math curriculum and are compatible with the Common Core math content and practice standards. Continue reading…

Originally published September 5, 2013 - Submit an Item