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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.  Talk to one of the board members at the next dinner for more details.

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.

Spring Dinner - Monday, May 14, 2018

Math Strong: Rethinking Routine Practices to Engage and Empower Young Mathematical Minds.
Julia Aguirre, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Education, UW Tacoma

We will explore our math vision for children and youth and how we can make small adjustments to instruction that promotes positive math identities and learning K-12.
Dr. Julia Aguirre is part of a $1.5 million NSF grant to make mathematical modeling relevant to elementary school students. Her scholarship and professional development work focuses on mathematics teaching and learning, teacher knowledge and practice, and culturally responsive mathematics pedagogy. The work critically examines the roles race/ethnicity, culture, class, and language play in mathematics teaching and learning. Her primary goals for this work are to mathematically empower students, families/communities and teachers to strengthen mathematics education access and advancement for all our students.

Eventbrite Registration Link - PSCTM Spring Dinner 2018

Social Hour at 5:00
Dinner at 6:00
Presentation at 7:00

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 pdf.  Members (even those who join at the door) are entered in the drawing for the Penewell Prize, a $100 gift certificate to buy materials for your classroom.