National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
NCSM eNews June 2014
Welcome the June eNews
 As the school year nears its end and we move into summer, it is time to reflect on the previous year. Highlights of the 2014 NCSM Annual Conference are also available at
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President's Message


The 2014 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA was a huge success. This could not be possible without the tireless work of our conference committee and program committee. Thank you to all that attended, presented sessions, and assisted in making this one of the most successful conferences ever.


As we move into summer, many leadership opportunities abound from local workshops to the Leadership Academy in Little Rock, AR.


Also, remember that the deadline for submitting speaker proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference in Boston is fast approaching. 


Thank you to everyone for a productive year.


Valerie L. Mills

President, NCSM



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-For up-to-date information regarding equity in mathematics education, please check out the TODOS homepage at for all of your equity needs.


Leadership Resources


Explore the Standards for Mathematical Practice in Action!


Explore EDC's ( for Illustrations of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Illustrations include 1) a mathematics task and student dialogue that exemplify what student mathematical thinking aligned with the standards looks like when connected to mathematical content, 2) teacher reflection questions and a mathematical overview for teacher learning and 3) student materials related to the dialogue for classroom use. These Illustrations may be used in professional development settings as well as for individual learning and reflection. 


MATHCOUNTS is a national nonprofit devoted to helping middle school students not only succeed in math but truly enjoy it as well.  As you probably already know, despite the fact that the US spends the most money on education per capita, our students are ranked 25th globally for math proficiency.  MATHCOUNTS' third annual "Math Video Challenge" is a unique way to help change this trend.  Students create fun, engaging videos based on real-life applications of math.  They can do this in class, or outside of school with a parent or other volunteer.

So far this contest has gathered over 500 submissions and millions of views on the videos. Our overarching goal is simply to get as many students to participate as possible, with the hopes that this will spark their interest in math, and lead to a new generation of math leaders. With your help, we are confident we will reach this goal.

For more information on MATHCOUNTS or the Math Video Challenge, please visit our webpages at and, or feel free to contact Michelle Comendul, L7 CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS
5927 Balfour Ct. Suite 104 | Carlsbad CA 92008 T. 203.907.5777
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46th Annual Conference

The Annual Conference was held April 7-9 in New Orleans, LA. Whether you attended or were unable to make the trip, all resources from the conference are available at NCSM Website.

Educational Technology
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Call For Manuscripts
The NSCM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership is requesting individuals submit manuscripts for publication. See Call for Manuscripts for more details
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