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Puget Sound Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a professional organization dedicated to improving Math Teaching in the Puget Sound Region. PSCTM is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and one of the organizations that rotates in hosting the Northwest Math Conferences in October.  We offer an annual scholarship to PSCTM members for the conference to honor Elden Egbers, who was a big supporter of attendance at the conferences.  You can download more information and the application instructions are contained in this Word document.

If you teach Mathematics in the Puget Sound region, consider joining PSCTM, Washington State Mathematics Council, or both.
PSCTM was founded to encourage continual professional growth among local mathematics teachers. The organization sponsors three major activities during the year: a fall, a winter, and a spring dinner. A variety of programs are presented at these events, ranging from using a given manipulative in grades K-12 to the role teachers are playing in the new assessments.  



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Directions to Bishop Blanchet High School:
From the North: Take the 85th Street exit from I5 (just after Northgate) and turn left on Wallingford. 
From the South: Take the 85th Street exit from I5 (just after Lake City Way) and turn left on Wallingford.
The dinner is in Hagerty Hall, on the corner of 85th and Wallingford.

Fall Dinner - October 10, 2016


The social hour, dinner, and presentation are open to all, but we need to have you pre-register so that we can order the right number of meals.  The cost for dinner is $15 for members or $20 for non-members, payable at the door or by mail.  If you prefer to send in your payment in advance, the Dinner Registration and Membership Form is contained in this linked Word Document or this linked pdf.

Mathematics of Voting and Apportionment
Dr. Leslie Nielsen, Math Program Manager, Puget Sound ESD

Many of us are avidly following one or more races in our current election, but few of us question if elections are mathematically “fair”.  In this talk, Leslie will explore some mathematical perspectives on voting and share some activities from her co-authored 1997 book. The activities can be used with students grades 6 through 12, at differing levels of mathematical complexity. Come help ponder questions of mathematical fairness in elections. Leslie has been a math teacher since 1983, working at the UW for 3 years in the Secondary Teacher Ed program, in Issaquah for 7 years as a teacher followed by 8 years as the math specialist. She has also taught in Pennsylvania, California, and Denmark. Is Democracy Fair was written while she lived in Denmark – co-authored with Michael DeVilliers of South Africa and Crystal Mills, their editor.

    5:00 Social Hour
    6:00 Buffet Dinner and Drawing for Pennewell Prize
    7:00 Mathematics of Voting and Apportionment, Leslie Nielsen


Eventbrite - PSCTM Fall Dinner 2016