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  • 16 Jul 2017 8:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings, fellow educators! I’m excited to be serving as your high school vice president of KCTM. I want to share three valuable resources with you.  First, if your school is considering adopting new textbooks be sure to check out You’ll find free independent reviews of K-12 instructional materials that focus on alignment to college and career-ready standards and other indicators of high quality as recommended by educators. also has a nice coherence map for the standards. Currently high school teachers can choose middle school standards and see vertical connections. I anticipate a more user friendly high school version soon! Another great resource that fosters student engagement are 3 act tasks.  Check out Dan Meyer’s grade level list here. I recommend toothpicks. I’d like to issue a challenge to you as well.  If your local KCTM affiliate is no longer active I urge you to reach out to past officers, get involved, and reignite the passion for mathematics education in your region!

  • 28 Mar 2017 4:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) released their new publication, “Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics” in February. This comprehensive document seeks to describe a national vision for the initial preparation of P-12 mathematics teachers. Members of the NCTM national board were part of the review team and provided feedback on the draft document.

    The standards document focuses on knowledge, skills, and dispositions of teacher candidates as well as program characteristics and assessment. While the manuscript specifically addresses the preparation of early childhood, upper elementary, middle school, and high school teachers, the standards are also intended to provide guidance and support for special education and ELL teachers.

    A PDF copy of the standards document is available without cost at

  • 19 Nov 2016 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mark your calendar for the next KCTM conference.

    The 2017 KCTM conference will be November 4th 2017 at Randall K Cooper High School in Union, Kentucky.

    Hope to see you then!

  • 01 Nov 2016 5:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Two days until the KCTM Fall Conference!

    Click here to see the preliminary speaker schedule.

    We look forward to a great day sharing ideas for mathematics instruction!

  • 01 Nov 2016 4:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We receive the following information about a grant opportunity and wanted to share it with all of our members. Please go to to find out more about this opportunity to win $1000 to spend on classroom technology from DirectStarTV:

    DirectStarTV is  giving teachers the opportunity to enter to win $1,000 to spend on classroom technology that will facilitate a more constructive learning environment. You can find more information about the grant on this page:

    Mary Kate Outland
    DirectStarTV, authorized DirecTV retailer
    206 College Street P.O. Box 28, Pineville, NC 28134

  • 26 Oct 2016 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Early registration for the KCTM Fall Conference has been extended until Monday October 31.  After that you may register at the door for the higher cost.

    Go to to register. 

    We hope to see you there.

  • 14 Oct 2016 9:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    KCTM would like to invite all members to vote for the following board positions:

    High school vice president

    Middle school vice president


    Please go to the link below to cast your vote.

    The new board members will be announced at the business meeting of the KCTM conference in November.

  • 11 Oct 2016 7:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Greetings KCTM Membership,

     My name is Ruth Knop and I am the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Past President and the Volunteer Chair for the NCTM INNOV8 Conference held November 16-18, 2016 at the America's Center in downtown St. Louis. 

     INNOV8 will be a new and exciting professional development opportunity for you to attend!  All presentations will address "Engaging the Struggling Learner."  View a video and learn more about this conference by clicking here.  Early bird registration ends October 14!

     In addition, we will need volunteers to make this a successful event.  We are seeking anyone willing to give 3-4 hours of their time on Thursday or Friday of the conference.  Pre-service and student teachers can attend a half day for free if they volunteer for a half day.  So essentially, they could attend for free if they volunteer for 2 shifts of the conference.  The volunteer form is short and easy to fill out.  Click here to volunteer.

    Ruth M. Knop

    Past President, Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics

  • 06 Oct 2016 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF)


    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking qualified individuals to review Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) applications. Public schools with primary grade levels (K-3) are eligible to apply for funds to design and implement effective mathematics intervention programs that improve student achievement.     


    Reviewer Qualifications

    For this review, we seek persons with a deep understanding of effective, mathematics intervention services, experience implementing mathematics intervention programs, and/or grant review experience. We desire representation from educators with teaching, administrative or higher education background as well as qualified people from the community who have experience reviewing grant applications. Preference will be given to reviewers who have experience with mathematics intervention services/programs.


    Reviewer Requirements

    In addition to the specified experience and background, reviewers must be available to attend the reviewer training and on-site evaluation to be held in Frankfort, October 25-27, 2016 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, KY.   


    Reviewer Compensation

    Persons selected for this review will receive $200 per day (up to three-days) for the training and evaluation process. Reviewers will also receive travel reimbursement to include mileage, accommodations and meals.


    These reviewers are neither employees nor contractors of KDE, and as such, cannot be paid through the payroll system. The KDE will continue to inform all reviewers that if they are KTRS retired members, then they have the responsibility to seek an exemption from the KTRS for return to work and to report earnings appropriately to the KTRS. The KDE will communicate with the KTRS to organize the exemption process and form.


    If required, KDE can reimburse a district for the cost of a substitute for teachers participating in the review. In this situation, the cost of the substitute reimbursement will be deducted from the per day stipend of $200 (for example, if the per day substitute rate is $75, the individual will receive $125 per day and the district will be reimbursed for the substitute).    



    Pamela L. Pickens

    Mathematics Intervention Consultant

    Division of Learning Services

    Office of Teaching and Learning

    Kentucky Department of Education

    300 Sower Blvd, 5th Floor

    Frankfort, KY 40601

    (502) 564-4970, ext. 4158 | Fax (502) 564-6470


  • 13 Aug 2016 2:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The KCTM Fall Conference will be held on Saturday November 5th at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Registration details are coming soon.  We hope to see you there!

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