By Tech Powered Dad | April 10, 2011
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that I’ll be covering the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2011 Annual Meeting this week, April 13-16, in Indianapolis. I have never had the opportunity to attend the NCTM meeting before this year, and I’m excited to check out all it has to offer. NCTM’s meeting is an opportunity to catch up on the latest ideas and trends in math education while accumulating a number of those all important professional development credits necessary for recertification.
It’s going to be an action packed week. A big part of my trip is the two presentations I’ll be doing at the Casio booth on how to use the Prizm in the classroom. The first will be Thursday morning on the Prizm’s Satistics icon, and the second will be Thursday afternoon about the Prizm’s Picture plot. Both presentations are actual lessons that could be taught in the classroom. If you follow the site and are traveling to Indianapolis, please stop by and say hi. If you can’t make but are interested in seeing what I’ve put together, I’ll be posting the class handouts and a brief synopsis of each lesson and presentation to TPM later in the week.
Of course, I’ll also be taking in the presentations of others over the course of the week, as well as checking out what the latest products are in graphing calculators, software, and more. I have to say, NCTM has already gotten off on the right foot with me by putting out a really sweet Android app for those attending the conference.
The conference opens up on Wednesday. I hope to have my first post up Wednesday night. I will also do my best to check in on Facebook and Twitter throughout the day, so be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already done so–you can find the “free updates” tab in the right sidebar.