April 15, 2015

EDC at NCTM, NCTM Research, and NCSM Conferences (4/13–18)

Join EDC’s mathematics education experts at the 2015 National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. NCSM and NCTM Research will take place April 13–15, and NCTM will take place April 15–18.

Learn more about EDC’s mathematics research, professional development, and instructional resources:

  • Attend EDC sessions on topics such as formative assessment, equity, promoting early math learning, and the CCSSM Standards for Mathematical Practice. See the following table for a complete list of sessions.
  • At NCTM, learn about EDC and our Mathematical Practice Institute at Booth #543 in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Look for our books Bringing Math Students into the Formative Assessment Equation and Math for All at the Corwin booth (#534).
  • Check out our new book Making Sense of Algebra: Developing Students’ Mathematical Habits of Mind and our Transition to Algebra curriculum by visiting the Heinemann booths (#834, #835).

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Conference April 13–15, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Start Time Session Presenters Location
Monday, April 13
10:45–11:45 a.m. Helping Students and Teachers Learn to Implement Formative Assessment Practices: Research Headlines, Resources, and Tools Susan Janssen Creighton, Cheryl Tobey, Emily Fagan, Eric Karnowski Room 106
1:30–2:30 p.m. One-Size PD Does Not Fit All: Strategies to Differentiate Professional Learning for Teachers on Fractions Amy Brodesky, Emily Fagan Room 152
2:45–3:45 p.m. When Questions of Equity Are Actually Questions about Mathematics Eden Badertscher, Al Cuoco Room 105
4–5 p.m. Eliciting Mathematics Misconceptions: Validated Resources to Support Formative Assessment in Fraction and Decimal Topics Pam Buffington, Cheryl Tobey, Michelle Ceronne Room 153-B
4–5 p.m. Noticing, Articulating, and Proving Generalizations: A Context for Leveraging Mathematical Practices Deborah Schifter Room 106
4–5 p.m. Measuring Secondary Teachers’ Use of Standards for Mathematical Practice Ryota Matsuura (St. Olaf College), Sarah Sword, Al Cuoco, Miriam Gates, Jane Kang, Glenn Stevens (Boston University) Room 103
Tuesday, April 14
8:45–9:45 a.m. PD Approaches to Using Student Work: Build Teacher Capacity to Assess Decimal Understanding and Target Instruction Emily Fagan, Cheryl Tobey, Amy Brodesky Room 153 B
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Improving Early Mathematics Learning and Teaching in iPad-Infused Classrooms: A Research and Practice Collaboration Pam Buffington, Laura Shaw (Washburn School), Amber Eliason (Auburn, Maine School Department) Room 156 B
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Supporting Teachers in the Integration of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Content in Algebra Mary Beth Piecham, Miriam Gates Room 153 A
Wednesday, April 15
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The Many Faces of Diagrams—Supporting Mathematical Reasoning and Communication for All Students Johannah Nikula, Mark Driscoll Room 156 B


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference April 13–15, The Westin Boston Waterfront

Start Time Session Presenters Location
Monday, April 13
5:45–6:45 p.m. Task Design to Support English Learners’ Geometric Record Keeping Jill Neumayer DePiper, Johannah Nikula, Daniel J. Heck and Evelyn Gordon (Horizon Research), Anthony Fernandes (UNC-Charlotte). Grand Ballroom C/D
5:45–6:45 p.m. Diagnosing Student Misconceptions about Representing Fractions Michelle Cerrone, Peggy Clements Grand Ballroom C/D
Tuesday, April 14
8:30–9:45 a.m. Early Mathematics with Mobile Technology: A Research-Practice Collaboration Josephine Louie, Pam Buffington, Catherine McCulloch, Jere Confrey (North Carolina State University), Michael Muir (Auburn School District) Grand Ballroom B
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Putting Understanding Into Practice: Learning to Use Formative Assessment Lynn Goldsmith, Sophia Mansori Commonwealth Ballroom C
1:15–2:30 p.m. Assessing Student Ability and Inclination to Use CCSS.MP.7 (Structure) Miriam Gates, Al Cuoco, Jane Kang Webster
Wednesday, April 15
8:30–9:45 a.m. Co-designing for Equity: Tensions that Arise in Formative Intervention Research Al Cuoco, Eden Badertscher, Charles Munter (University of Pittsburgh), Melissa Boston (Duquesne University), and Tracy Johns (Pittsburgh Public Schools—PPS), Rosemary Schmitt (PPS), Cynthia Fisher (PPS), Toni Murdock (PPS) Commonwealth Ballroom A
8:30–9:45 a.m. Constructing Arguments: What Students in Grades 2–5 Can Do Deborah Schifter, Traci Higgins (TERC), Susan Jo Russell (TERC) Commonwealth Ballroom C
1:15–2:30 p.m. Promoting Preschool Children’s Math Learning through Technology Integration Phil Vahey (SRI), Ashley Lewis Presser, Deborah Rosenfeld Webster


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting April 15–18, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Start Time Session Presenters Location
Thursday, April 16
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Million Dollar Mathematics of Game Shows Bowen Kerins Room 210
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Problems Worth Puzzling-Through: High Engagement, Content, and Mathematical Practices Paul Goldenberg, Cindy Carter (The Rashi School) Room 254 A/B
1–2:15 p.m. Problem Posing: Asking “What-If-Not?” with Patterns, Functions, Geometry Jane Kang, Paul Goldenberg, Sarah Sword Room 258 B
2–3 p.m. Mapping the Standards for Mathematical Practices to Algebra I Content Zuzka Blasi, Courtney Arthur Room 161
2–3 p.m. CCSSM Mathematical Practice Standards in Action: Classroom Strategies for Implementation Research Session Mary Beth Piecham, Miriam Gates, Michael Steele (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Room 211
2:45–4 p.m. Take Action! Making “Formative Assessment” Formative Eric Karnowski Room 156 C
Friday, April 17
8–9 a.m. Building Student Understanding of the Mathematical Practices through Informative Assessment Matthew McLeod, Eden Badertscher, Al Cuoco, Miriam Gates Room 252
8-9:15 a.m. Extending Understandings from Whole Numbers to Rationals with Problem Sets Deborah Schifter, Virginia Bastable (Mount Holyoke College) Room 258 C
9:30–10:30 a.m. Tracing the Development of Counting and Patterns with Peg+Cat Deborah Rosenfeld, Regan Vidiksis, Torie Gorges (SRI) Room 103
12:30–1:30 p.m. Think Math II! Computational Fluency and Algebra Starting at Kindergarten Paul Goldenberg, Kate Coleman Room 105
1–2:15 p.m. Creating and Sharing Mathematics through Puzzle Apps: In-School and Out Mary Fries, Jane Kang, Paul Goldenberg Room 253 A
Saturday, April 18
8–9 a.m. Fitting Functions to Tables Al Cuoco, Sarah Sword Room 209
8–9 a.m. PARCC K–1 Formative Tasks: A Look at Four Prototypes Doug Sovde (PARCC), Matthew McLeod Ballroom West
8–9:15 a.m. Learn about the Standards for Mathematical Practices Using Student Dialogues Johannah Nikula, Victor Mateas, June Mark Room 205 A
9:45–11 a.m. Preschool Mathematical Practices: Learning to Make Sense and Persevere Kristen Reed, Jessica Young Room 253 A