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Thursday, May 29

  1. msg NCTM position message posted NCTM position I added a disclaimer to the NCTM position that it is not intended for modification, but posted as a…
    NCTM position
    I added a disclaimer to the NCTM position that it is not intended for modification, but posted as a starting point for discussion.
    Cindy Kroon
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  2. page Drafts_Changes edited ... In order to stay abreast of the changes in mathematics and in related teaching strategies, the…
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    In order to stay abreast of the changes in mathematics and in related teaching strategies, the teachers of our children must be afforded the opportunities to network with other teachers of mathematics and with state and national mathematics organizations. This can be accomplished by attending workshops and state, regional, or nation conferences. Internet access and e-mail availability will especially augment the process incumbent upon each teacher of mathematics to strive for information, discourse, and guidance in maintaining a classroom designed to offer all students the opportunity to reach their full mathematical potential.
    Computation, Calculators, and Common Sense
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    of Mathematics °
    Question: Is there a place for both computation and for calculators in the math classroom?
    NCTM Position
    °As an NCTM position, this paper is not intended for modification by SDCTM. It is posted as a starting point for discussion.

    School mathematics programs should provide students with a range of knowledge, skills, and tools. Students need an understanding of number and operations, including the use of computational procedures, estimation, mental mathematics, and the appropriate use of the calculator. A balanced mathematics program develops students’ confidence and understanding of when and how to use these skills and tools. Students need to develop their basic mathematical understandings to solve problems in and out of school.
    Technology pervades the world outside school. There is no question that students will be expected to use calculators in other settings; this technology is now part of our culture. More importantly, when calculators are used well in the classroom, they can enhance students’ understanding and use of numbers and operations. Teachers can capitalize on the appropriate use of this technology to expand students’ mathematical understanding, not to replace it.
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Wednesday, May 28

  1. page Drafts_Changes edited ... Position Statements Mathematical Background of Teachers of Mathematics (1998) ... a majo…
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    Position Statements
    Mathematical Background of Teachers of Mathematics (1998)
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    a major or minor in mathematics.
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    should have high=qualityhigh-quality preparation in
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    a major or minor in mathematics
    Mathematics Leadership in Elementary Schools (1998)
    The South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics issues a call for each elementary school to have a minimum of one teacher with a math emphasis for every ten teachers in school. Each elementary school will identify a math lead teacher, who has at least a minor in mathematics. Further, the SDCTM maintains that the state accredit only those school districts meeting these criteria.
    Rationale:
    School mathematics leaders can serve as an immediate resource to teachers by demonstrating knowledge, competence and leadership in mathematics education. The lead teacher can serve to network with professionals in other buildings and throughout the state and country. The leader should know and understand mathematics substantially beyond that which they teach. The leader should have the knowledge and competence in methods and techniques for effective mathematical teaching.
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    Professional Development (1998)
    The South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics issues a call to all school districts to require and support teachers of mathematics to engage in professional development activities that support the vision of the NCTM standards. Further, the SDCTM maintains that the state accredit only those schools that include this support in their district’s professional development plans.
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  2. page Drafts_Changes edited ... A skillful teacher knows how to help students develop these abilities in a balanced program th…
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    A skillful teacher knows how to help students develop these abilities in a balanced program that focuses on mathematical understanding, proficiency, and thinking. The teacher should help students learn when to use a calculator and when not to, when to use a pencil and paper, and when to do something in their heads. Students should become fluent in making decisions about which approach to use for different situations and proficient in using their chosen method to solve a wide range of problems.
    May 2005
    New position papers?
    Pay for math teachers in South Dakota

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  3. page Drafts_Changes edited ... The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics advocates that every elementary/middle school …
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    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics advocates that every elementary/middle school identify a school mathematics leader to provide ongoing leadership and assistance in planning, implementing, assisting, and evaluating the school mathematics program. School mathematics leaders should be available as a resource to all
    staff in the areas of curriculum design, professional development, teaching methodology, classroom management, selection of materials, diversity and student assessment. (NCTM Handbook, p.27)
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    Development (1998)
    The South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics issues a call to all school districts to require and support teachers of mathematics to engage in professional development activities that support the vision of the NCTM standards. Further, the SDCTM maintains that the state accredit only those schools that include this support in their district’s professional development plans.
    Rationale:
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