To all High School and Middle School Math Teachers:
The first Talent Search test of the 2016-17 school year has just been posted on the web site of the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition www.vtmathcoalition.org/talent-search
Please take a look at it yourself and encourage your talented mathematics students to do so also and submit their solutions.
Note that the winners are invited to attend the Governor's Institute in the Mathematical Sciences at UVM tuition free, to be a part of the team that represents Vermont at the ARML meet at Penn State as well as recognition at a dinner in their honor.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Bob Chaffee, Executive Director
Vermont State Mathematics Coalition
7 Walnut Lane
Essex Jct., VT 05452-4373
The Vermont State Mathematics Coalition’s “Expanding Horizons” program is now in its 21st year of providing college/university mathematics professors to come to your classroom at no charge to your school.
- If you have used EH in the past, try to convince your colleagues to use this service.
- If you are a department head or lead teacher, consider what other schools have done.
Ask an EH participant to speak to more than one class while visiting your school.
If you are a classroom teacher looking for innovative ways to enrich your students’ mathematical experience, review the list of EH presenters with a colleague.
The process is simple, Follow the link: Expanding Horizons
Allow sufficient notice as these professors have heavy schedules. Due to time/travel constraints, presenters reserve the right to decline an invitation.
Your questions and feedback on the program are appreciated. Send them to me email@example.com or call me at 802-863-5403
Mark your calendars for the 60th Annual Vermont High School Prize Examination in Mathematics. The contest exam will be given on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Details later in the fall with additional information and a link to register for the contest.
Saturday, October 1st, 2016 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, including lunch.
Website with more information
YouCubed at Stanford recommends that you start the year with the mindset videos and accompanying activities, it is the perfect time for the inspirational messages and content, but you can use them any time. And if you did not use the first Week of Inspirational Math, you now have two weeks to use.
"Making Math Meaningful" will be focused on instructional strategies to promote the Common Core Math Practices and Content Standards, growth mindset, proficiency-based learning, and multi-tiered systems of support. The deadline for submitting proposals is July 15, 2016
Link to the Speaker Proposal form
VMI has four fantastic classes running in July that may be of interest!
For high school teachers and/or those who have already graduated from VMI:
Susan Ojala will be co-teaching a course with Doug Dickey on the topic of Advanced Probability for High School Educators. This class will run during the week of July 11th-15th. Additional Information
For your colleagues and friends who might be interested in trying out one or two of our VMI classes, we have spaces available in the following classes:
Math as a Second Language – July 11th-July 15th
Functions & Algebra for Teachers – July 18th – 22nd
Spaces are limited, so anyone interested in signing up for a VMI summer course should contact VMI by June 15th
VCTM Rookie of the year is presented to three rising stars in math education within Vermont one in each of the grade levels (Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8) and High School.) Awardees will be given a cash prize, plaque, and a year's membership to VCTM.
Awardees be expected to share their experiences with the VT math community in its eNewsletter and be invited to present the following year at the VCTM fall conference.
To qualify, the nominees must be in the first three calendar years of their teaching (either part or full-time), and be nominated by a VCTM member. Nominations are open until June 1, 2016. (nomination form)
Link to the full Newsletter
Aaahhhh… spring. We’ve made it through the mud, and there are flowers blooming here in Washington County. As we push through the final weeks of teaching and testing, keep in mind that VCTM is here to build our community of math educators by facilitating conversation and sharing resources. We are very excited about our new website and its potential to fulfill our Mission here in Vermont. As always, if you have ideas or would like to join the Board of Directors, please reach out to us—we would love to have you help support our work.
Christine Latulippe and Kate McCann, VCTM Co-Presidents
The 1st VMI conference: Celebrating Mathematics Education in VT and 15 years of the Vermont Mathematics Initiative
Welcome: Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
Keynote: Steven Leinwand
More Info and Registration
VCTM is a Partner Affiliate (Charter #222) of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics