Sixty-Fifth Annual Conference, August 3 – 5, 2016. Seven Springs Mountain Resort.


ennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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The Summer Math Summit

annual PCTM Conference

August 4 - 5, 2016

Join the fun at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

For overnight accommodations at

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

call 800-452-2223 ext 7009 to register.


Identify yourself as being part of the PCTM Conference to obtain the special conference lodging rate.


Room accommodations may be

limited after July 11, 2016.


Single occupancy, $157.00 plus 9% tax per room per night, which includes breakfast buffet. ($175.00 double occupancy, $193.00 triple occupancy, $211.00 quad occupancy, plus 9% tax)

Keynote Speakers

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PCTM Annual Conference
updated July 5th, 2016
Big Ideas Learning
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Casio America, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc.
CPM Educational Program
Educational Technology Consultants, Inc.
Get More Math, Inc.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company
Penn State World Campus
Perfection Learning
Texas Instruments
Think Through Math
You Can Do the RUbik's® Cube

To the conference center and hotel.

After entering Seven Springs resorts, as you approach the hotel and convention center, follow the road to the right to go to the convention center and to the left to the front of the hotel. All 3 main buildings, the convention center, the lodge and the hotel are connected with interior walkways.

Diane Briars,

Past-president NCTM


Diane is making a return visit to the annual PCTM summer conference. She opened our first ever summer conference last August. As the immediate past-president of NCTM and western Pennsylvania resident she offers a unique view of national events and how they relate to our state.


Peg Smith,

University of Pittsburgh


Teaching Practices that Support Student Understanding and Learning of Mathematics


Thursday Morning Keynote

Peg’s session will focus on describing the eight effective teaching practices identified in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (NCTM, 2014) with an emphasis on supporting productive struggle. Participants will actively engaged with activities designed to support teacher learning of this practice, drawing from the newly developed Principles to Actions Teaching and Learning Toolkit,

 available at

Rose Mary Zbiek,

Penn State University


Raising a Generation of Mathematical Modelers


Friday Morning Keynote

How do we help students in prekindergarten through grade 12 become better modelers when we have so much more that needs to be part of school mathematics? We’re going to be real about how we can build students’ capacity to delve in the messy, challenging, time-consuming yet wonderful real world of mathematical modeling. We’ll hit all grade and age levels as we enhance everyday mathematics lessons in both small and large ways to prepare modelers yet keep content and practices on track.