Changing Attitudes Towards Learning Mathematics
Have you encountered others who say things like, "I was never good in math," or "I'm just not a math person"? The Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Parent Teacher Association, and Education Association collaborated in creating different messages to reassert the importance of how we, and others speak, about mathematics.
As a member of KCTM you can access these messages within the Members Section
and freely share with those around you. KCTM will add more resources, in coming weeks, to support parents doing mathematics at home with their young children.
KCTM Vice-Presidents Contact Dr. Holliday about CIITS Resources
Several of our KCTM Members and other mathematics teachers around the state contacted the KCTM Vice-Presidents with concerns over the CIITS resource site. We relayed your thoughts and suggestions to the Commissioner of Education in a letter to Dr. Holliday. View the letter here. 6/27/12
National PTA® partnered with experts on the Common Core State Standards to create grade by grade guides that reflect the standards adopted by more than 40 states. Individual guides were created for grades K-8 and two were created for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics). Eleven guides were created in all. Visit here to view guides. 1/2/12
Common Core Resources
Curriculum Analysis Tool for CCSS-M/ KCAS-M
Some members have asked us what kinds of curriculum analysis tools KCTM can share. Here are two documents, produced by a team led by Dr. Bill Bush, University of Louisville, to assist you and yours in analyzing prospective curricular alignments to the CCSS-M. One is a PPT for professional development purposes and the other is the tool itself. 3/4/12
Deconstructed Mathematics Standards The complete set of deconstructed stands for mathematics created collaboratively by teachers and leaders across the Commonwealth is now available. 5/31/11
NCTM Regional Conference 2013
NCTM has announced that Louisville will be a host site for a regional conference! It will be held November 6-8, 2013. More information to come. 4/1/13
AP Summer Institute: June 23-28 at WKU
Learn how to raise test scores and increase engagement in your Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Calculus BC, or Statistics class at WKU's Advanced Placement Summer Institute. In the past 30 years, The Center for Gifted Studies has trained more than 7,600 educators from six continents. Learn more or download an application here.
You can also check out other AP Summer Institutes in Kentucky by clicking here.
Kentucky Department of Education
KDE, in conjunction with the the Kentucky Center for Mathematics, is producing a series of podcasts, titled Teaching to the Standards, showing the importance of, and accessibility to, the Standards of Mathematical Practices (SMP). KCTM's own Past-President, Beth Noblitt, represented our organization on the "Intro" podcast. 8/1/11