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January 2013 Arkansas
Math Education Update
Hi Math Friend,
Be Part of the Action
There are 3 dates to add to your calendar.
March 1: Scholarship and Grant Application Deadline
Professional Development Scholarship and Special Project Grant
applications are due by March 1. Notifications will be made by March
31. CLICK HERE - http://www.actm.net/forms.html to find the forms
March 2: Regional Mathematics Contest
Regional sites will host the ACTM Mathematics Contest. Qualifying
participants will be invited to participate in the state contest.
CLICK HERE - http://www.actm.net/forms/doc_download/143-2013-actm-regional-math-contest-directors.html to find your regional contest director.
April 27: State Mathematics Contest
This contest, held at UCA, is for those invited based on results from
the regional contest. ACTM awards $4,000+ in scholarships and
Mathematics Design Collaborative
The main secondary mathematics professional development initiative
for Arkansas is the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC). MDC
supports instructional practices implied by the Common Core through
the use of "formative assessment lessons."
The professional development is led by the Southern Regional
Education Board (SREB). The materials used in MDC come from the
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) of the Shell Center for
Mathematical Education. Other support materials are available at the
ASCD-sponsored EduCore site.
To find out more about participating in MDC, contact your local
cooperative or university STEM center.
Visit the links below:
Mathematics Assessment Project - http://map.mathshell.org/materials/index.php
EduCore Math Tools - http://educore.ascd.org/channels/3B6BC7EC-3F01-499A-85CA-F000E7BB2D56
Southern Regional Education Board - http://www.sreb.org/
NCTM/NCSM: Share Your Experiences
There is fun and learning to be had in Denver this spring. Share it!
We invite those of you attending the NCSM or NCTM Annual Meetings in
April to post on the ACTM Facebook page as you experience the events
of the conference. We want to live vicariously through you! Share
pictures of you with your colleagues or favorite speakers. Did you
meet that author you respect so much? Tell us! Let us know your
epiphanies or favorite learnings.
(Note: Facebook page will be monitored.)
CCSSM Institute Archives
The 8 ADE-sponsored Common Core Mathematics Institutes, led by Dr.
Linda K. Griffith and colleagues from ADE Division of Learning
Services, are available at the Arkansas IDEAS Common Core site.
Videos of the institutes, along with all related resource materials,
can be accessed directly by CLICKING HERE - http://ideas.aetn.org/commoncore/mathematics .
ACTM maintains an active Facebook page that is linked to our Twitter
feed. Stay connected to ACTM:
Twitter @ArkansasCTM - https://twitter.com/ArkansasCTM
ACTM Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/ArkansasCouncilofTeachersofMathematics
Let your colleagues know so they can follow our feed and be informed
of everything a mathematics educator in Arkansas needs to know.
Math Adoption Information
The adoption cycle for mathematics includes reviewing and selecting
materials during this school year. Lists of materials available for
selection are provided here - http://www.arkansased.org/divisions/learning-services/curriculum-and-instruction/state-adopted-textbook-lists/textbook_list_categories/mathematics .
Try Out: Math Apps
You might wish to try out some interesting math apps.