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


ennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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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.


Reservations must be made by July 4, 2016.

Space is limited so make reservations early.


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)

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Keynote Speakers

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..


Christopher Brueingsen, The Kiski School


The Changing Landscape of Math Education


World markets continue to shift away from industrial economies based on production of goods toward "knowledge economies" that trade in information. This means the next generation of college graduates will need to be independent problem-solvers and decision-makers.  How well are our math classrooms equipped to move us from a society built on logical, linear thinking to one that depends on innovation, creativity, and collaboration?  This session explores the changing landscape of math education in the U.S. and examine new teaching paradigms that encourage the development of skills that are most relevant for today’s educated workforce.



Peg Smith, University of Pittsburgh


Teaching Practices that Support Student Understanding and Learning of Mathematics


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, which is available at





Rose Mary Zbiek, Penn State University


Raising a Generation of Mathematical Modelers


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.