NCTM 2013 Schedule

  • My own talk is at 11:00AM on Saturday.
  • I’ll be cohosting a happy hour with Team Desmos and Team Mathalicious on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00PM at Blake Street Vault. I’ll be emceeing the trivia competition and, if y’all are lucky, I’ll preview a few songs off my upcoming album. (RSVP!)
  • We could still use volunteers over at MathRecap if you’d like to write up a few words about sessions you attend.

Then there is the conference itself. Here are several sessions that interested me. (The usual biases against exclamation points and dead technology apply.)





BTW. Ihor Charischak has helpfully located the hidden technology strand in the NCTM program.

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  1. Wish I could be there! Any of the talks going to be live cast? :) I’ll get up in the middle of the night for math talks!

  2. Thanks for the plug for the hidden technology strand. Maybe someday NCTM will do it and save me the work.. but Im not holding my breath.

  3. very disappointed I am missing this year, but indebted to anyone who posts a recap.

    and sad to miss trivia night. how about tweeting out a question for us homebodies?

  4. Wondering if and when NCTM will move the conference to June/July timeframe. With state testing this week, I just can’t make it this year. Of all the reasons to NOT be able to learn about math instruction…

  5. I wish I could attend a math conference one day. I am in my third year of teaching and have been to three 2-day teacher conferences which had very little math content (a good portion of this small amount is geared towards elementary and junior high).

    The conferences I go to offer small seminars focused on a specific topic, to large lectures halls orated by someone who is either a comedian, victim of war, or someone working on educational psychology (these are actually the best use of my time at the conferences as the speaker is either funny or inspiring……………but they offer practical information in the same way my B.Ed. did…..which is they do not). If you register early, you can even learn how to make yoga pants. If I had to pay to go these, I wouldn’t go.

  6. I’d love to read about the recaps when they become available.

    “preview a few songs off my upcoming album”

    I’d like to see this available too ;)

  7. I wish I could go to your session, but my plane leaves at 12:00 on Saturday. So I’ll miss it. Is there any way I can get some of the resources you were planning on sharing at your session?

    Here are some of the highlights of the sessions I’m planning on visiting. The tough thing is that there is so much I would like to participate in.
    09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Convention Center:
    505 I See It: The Power of Visualization
    02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Convention Center:
    108 Modeling and Analysis of Biological Content to Enhance Mathematics
    03:30 PM – 04:30 PM Convention Center:
    601 Using Teacher- and Student-Made Videos in the Mathematics Classroom
    09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Convention Center:
    108 Connecting Math and Music
    02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Convention Center:
    703 Mathematical Solutions to Rising Global Health Issues: Authentic Problem-Based Learning

  8. Do you know if I have to sign up for the happy hour on Thursday? I have that evening open, and am highly interested in meeting some other math teachers outside of the conference.