ennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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66th Annual PCTM Conference

August 2-3, 2017


Special Guest speaker.


Secretary Pedro A. Rivera

Secretary of Education



Thursday, August 3

 10:15 to 11:00 a.m.



Wednesday, August 2

Thursday, August 3

Keynote Speaker:  Matthew R. Larson

President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


A Brief History of Mathematics: Lesson for Today


The issues and arguments concerning what and how to teach mathematics today are as old as the United States itself. If we are to make progress improving the mathematics learning of each and every student we must stop recycling the same old arguments from the past. This session will examine implications from the past for our work today as we seek to improve teaching and learning, look at how we can more effectively engage parents, and examine the contributions mathematics teachers make toward a better society.

Keynote Speaker:  Christopher Brueningsen


The Changing Landscape of Mathematics 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?  In this session, we’ll explore 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.