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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 Haggarty Hall, on the corner of 85th and Wallingford.

Fall Dinner - October 20, 2014

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.

Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions
Elham Kazemi, Professor, Math Ed; Associate Dean of Professional Learning, University of Washington
‎Allison Hintz, Assistant Professor, Math Ed, UW Bothel
Leading productive discussions requires careful thinking about the mathematical goal. We will describe how thinking about different goals for math talk, from open strategy sharing to targeted sharing, can help teachers better design discussions to meet those goals and help children participate meaningfully.

    5:00 Social Hour
    6:00 Buffet Dinner and Drawing for Pennewell Prize
    7:00 Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions

Note the new location: Bishop Blanchet High School