NebraskaMATH Newsletter - November 2014

LPS' Larson voted president-elect of NCTM

Dr. Matthew LarsonCongratulations to Matt Larson, President-Elect of NCTM Board of Directors. Matt will serve one year as president-elect (2015–2016), working closely with President Diane Briars before assuming the full duties of president for a two-year term beginning in the spring of 2016.

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Spring registration open for three online courses

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for Nebraska secondary mathematics teachers to take a course online in spring 2015. For those whose busy schedules require flexible scheduling to make taking graduate courses possible, the UNL Department of Mathematics offers mathematics courses online. Continue reading…

Why don't more men go into teaching?

Across the country, teaching is an overwhelmingly female profession, and in fact has become more so over time. More than three-quarters of all teachers in kindergarten through high school are women, according to Education Department data, up from about two-thirds three decades ago. Continue reading…

Save 30 percent on NCTM books

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics presents these exceptional new books, and all other NCTM publications, at deep-discount prices throughout the fall months. NCTM also offers instructor exam copies for course consideration as well as desk copies for any book adopted for a course. Continue reading…

Car Talk: Jealous neighbors

There are 25 jealous people who live in the squares of a five-by-five grid. Number the tenants of the squares starting in the upper left-hand corner, 1 through 25. Each person aspires to move up or down or left or right of his or her current position. How many moves are needed to accomplish this? Continue reading…

Reflection guide: Principles to Actions

NCTMNCTM's Professional Development Services Committee has developed a how-to guide for use with the Council's influential new publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. The guide offers tasks and supporting questions for each section of Principles to Actions. Continue reading…

Accountability for college and career readiness

As schools prepare for new standards under the Common Core, states are moving toward creating aligned systems of assessment and accountability. This paper recommends an accountability approach that focuses on meaningful learning, so that students are prepared for college and career at graduation. Continue reading…

Originally published November 14, 2014 - Submit an Item