31st NCMATYC Conference
The NCMATYC Conference will be at Caldwell Community College March 8 – 9th. There is a full schedule of presenters, and you don’t want to miss it. You can get more information on the NCMATYC Website under Conference. Register directly by clicking on the following link: Registration There are some options for lodging listed on the website. If you need any more help, please contact one of your board members.
2019 Math Excellence Award
You are all outstanding math educators, but if you know someone who really stands out above the rest, please consider nominating them for the 2019 Mathematics Excellence Award. Click Here for more information. March 1 is the due date for this nomination, which is quickly approaching.
As always, SLACK is there for you. If you are feeling stuck in your course material or would like to chat with colleagues, check out the NCMATYC Slack group.
The Mathematics Excellence Award (ME Award) is intended for educators who have made outstanding contributions to mathematics or mathematics education at the two-year college. The criteria for the award are as follows:
- Statewide reputation
- Leadership and activities in professional organizations
- Professional talks and presentations
- Awards and grants received
- Professional activities on a regional and state scale
- Teaching expertise
- Other contributions to mathematics and/or mathematics education
This award has a cash prize, a plaque commemorating the award, and recognition at the 2019 NCMATYC and possibly the 2020 AMATYC conference! Nominate a colleague by using this form https://goo.gl/forms/fhXQ8KQjQ7E0FXRj1
More information about the qualifications for the AMATYC award can be found at https://amatyc.site-ym.com/page/MathExcellenNomin
Thanks so much to all of the schools that participated in the 2018 Mathematics Competition. We had over 100 community college students from across the Great 58! Of course, this event would not have happened without the work of so many volunteers, such as event coordinator Chris Mansfield, test editors/contributors, site coordinator Amanda Klinger, and Davidson College. Join us in celebrating the 2018 winners.
Team Competition Winners: 1st-Central Carolina CC, 2nd-Durham CC, 3rd- Mitchell CC
Overall Winners – 1st-Central Carolina CC, 2nd- Forsyth CC, 3rd- Durham CC
Spring Conference Presentations
As you are returning to work from your Thanksgiving and Fibonacci Day celebrations, we hope you will consider presenting at the upcoming conference.
To submit a presentation, please complete the following form, no later than December 1, 2018. Requests will be given priority based on the order when the presentation was submitted.
Presenters should fill out the form for each presentation they want to give. Remember that the times available are 45-minute Thursday sessions, 30-minute Friday sessions, and poster presentations.
Poster presentations are a new opportunity for instructors or teams to showcase student work and activities happening on their campus. Participants who choose this option should prepare a trifold board (think science fair) to be displayed throughout the conference.
Don’t forget to check Slack for new ideas as you end this semester and make preparations for the spring. Remember this is the one time where Slackin’ can make things happen.
The 2018 National Math Summit will be the pre-conference to the AMATYC conference in Orlando costing $100. This third summit will be from 1:00 PM on Nov. 13 to 5:00 pm on Nov. 14 2018. This summit like the last two summits is in response to math faculty, chairs, deans and lab coordinators request for additional training and assessment techniques.
One focus is on co-requisites designs. The sponsors again are AMATYC, NADE, National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE), Carnegie Foundation, Dana Center and MAA. During the opening night reception and networking session attendees will meet national experts such as Nancy Sattler, Paula Wilhite & Linda Zientek (AMATYC), Annette Cook (NADE), Rebecca Hartzle, Connie Richardson & Uri Triesman (Dana Center), Hunter Boylan & Barbara Illowsky (NCDE), Ann Edwards, & Mike Sieve (Carnegie Math Pays/WestEd), Julie Phelps (MAA) and Paul Nolting. Uri Triesman will give the closing remarks.
The National Mathematics Summit registration is now open at the AMATYC Web site wwww.amatyc.org.