Legislators, capitol employees, and members of the governor's staff had an opportunity to hear about the importance of a quality mathematics education in Georgia at the 2nd Annual Math Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. GCTM members and the three students in attendance were recognized during a point of personal privilege in the Senate and during an announcement in the House of Representatives.(See the pictures!)
The 2014 Georgia Mathematic Conference was held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Conference Center on October 15-17, 2014. The theme this year focused on access and equity for all students as we enter the third year of implementation of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for mathematics
Keynote speakers included Janna Peskett of Mindset Works, Scholastic; Cindy Moss of Discovery Learning; and Kati Haycock, Ed Trust President, and there was a special conference session with candidates for State School Superintendent, Valerie Wilson and Richard Woods. Additionally, featured speakers this year included Brian Newsome, Christine Franklin, Claire Pierce, Eric Milou, Jan Scott, Kenneth Jones, Tim Howard, Susie Hakansson, Sherry Parrish, Cindy Moss, Kevin Moore, Florence Fasanelli, and Tom Reardon, and sessions tackled all sorts of topics: the Common Core; STEM education; forming a math team; technology in the classroom, great math problems, making math accessible for all; AP math classes; working with at-risk students; etc. learn more...
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) recently announced its 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows. Selected from a pool of more than 180 applicants, 32 exceptionally talented, early-career science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) teachers were awarded KSTF Teaching Fellowships. Georgia teachers that have been awarded this fellowship include: Kimberly Conner, Emily Kennedy, Arielle Pool, Rebecca Selleck, and Brian Swanagan.
This year GCTM sponsored two awards at the 66th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. The purpose of these awards is to encourage young minds and imaginations in a pre-collegiate competition. Nickey Ice, current Conference Coordinator for the Georgia Mathematics Conference at Rock Eagle and Intern Treasurer, presented the awards on behalf of GCTM.
Alexandra Carpenter, student of Christina Baxley at Chapel Hill Middle School in Douglasville, took home the GCTM Junior Division Award and a TI-84 Silver+ calculator; while Anand Srinivasan, student of Laura Hunter at Roswell High School, was given the GCTM Senior Division Award along with a TI-89 calculator.
Congratulations to the 2014 Georgia ARML team, who finished 8th in the nation this year! This marks the 25th consecutive year that the Georgia team finished in the top 10% at this "world series" of math team tournaments.
Coaches of this year's team were Tom Fulton (Athena Health), Chuck Garner (Rockdale Magnet School), Debbie Poss (Lassiter High School), Carol Sikes (South Forsyth High School), Bobby Stecher (Stratford Academy) and Head Coach Don Slater (Lassiter High School). Joining the coaching staff this year were four former Georgia ARML participants: Harrison Brown, formerly at the University of Alabama; and Jonathan Johnson, Santhosh Karnik, and Bhanu Kumar, all currently seniors at Georgia Tech.
The 61 members of this year's team are listed in the summer edition of GCTM's quarterly publication, eReflections. Learn more