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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Math and the Common Core

Math and the Common Core: Take a look at how the common-core standards are reshaping math instruction, changing when content is being introduced, and how educators are preparing for new assessments.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SALE on TI-Nspire apps for iPad

Having a hard time budgeting for graphing calculators and handhelds in your classroom while your district is struggling to increase the number of mobile devices, like iPads, in your school? Now you can "kill two birds with one stone".

Students can see, touch and interact, with math in ways never before imagined with the innovative TI-Nspire App for iPad® and TI-Nspire CAS App for iPad®

TI-Nspire App for iPad LEARN MORE
TI-Nspire CAS App for iPad LEARN MORE

These are both brand new and TI has decided to celebrate the 25th anniversary of T3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology), Texas Instruments is pleased to offer a special discount of $25 off for the TI-Nspire Apps for the iPad.  

From March 6 to March 10 only, to coincide with the International Conference, both the TI-Nspire App for iPad and the TI-Nspire CAS App for iPad, will be $4.99 each. That's a $25 savings from regular price. Get your app TODAY!

Teachers are eligible to receive a free, one-year license of the TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS Teacher Software with purchase of one of the TI-Nspire Apps for iPad.

Both apps are available in the iTunes App store.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Registration now open: MCTM annual conference

The 2013 Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Conference Committee is pleased to announce that registration for the annual conference is now open!  Rates have remained the same or decreased from last year’s rates.  
The conference is being held Wednesday-Thursday, July 31-August 1 at Traverse City West Senior High School, with the pre-conference institutes are being held on Tuesday, July 30.
Keynote speakers
On Wednesday, we have Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, who is the immediate past-president of NCTM. 
On Thursday, we will be joined by Valerie Mills, who is the president-elect of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.  
More information will be available shortly for our institutes.  You can select two of the following half-day options
  • Chris Hirsch (WMU), Brin Keller (MSU), and Alden Edson (WMU), presenting on NCTM’s recently released free Core Math Tools
  • Sean Carmody, Holt Public Schools, presenting on formative assessment for the mathematics classroom
  • Kristin Bieda, Michigan State University, presenting on implementing the Mathematical Practices.
  • Michael Shaugnessy, past-president of NCTM, presenting on engaging students through reasoning and sense-making
You also have the option of attending a full-day institute on the MAISA Common Core Math units.
Many of the rates expires in early June, so book early.  The annual Traverse City Film Festival is being held the same week, so you can see some great films after learning all day!

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Dykema, conference chair.