Mathematics Education Student Group gains national affiliation

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Mathematics Education Student Group in the College of Education is now an official affiliate organization of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The group received notification of its new status on Nov. 27.

The affiliation links students in the college's group to the world's largest mathematics teachers’ organization and its 200-plus affiliates around the world, as well as with other NCTM affiliate student groups across the country

"This affiliation means that our students are immediately members of the larger mathematics teaching community," said Gina Foletta, assistant professor of education and the group's faculty adviser. "Affiliate status also gives the group an understood presence and profile in the national arena, and the membership can matter as our students choose to teach in many different schools."

Effective immediately, students in the college's organization are eligible for all services available to NCTM student affiliates, including:

— Representation at the delegate assembly that convenes at the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition each year.

— Free digital resources for coursework and field work, giving students an advantage in having artifacts and experiences when creating portfolios and applying for teaching positions.

— Free NCTM e-membership, a $48 value.

— Access to the digital edition of one of the NCTM award-winning school journals.

— Free admission to the NCTM regional conferences and expositions.

— Discounts on professional development publications and opportunities.

Affiliate status allows and encourages the sharing of information, ideas and efforts through a variety of channels. One channel is the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition, at which affiliate representatives participate in NCTM’s Delegate Assembly and have the opportunity to make recommendations on the NCTM’s activities and initiatives.

At the 2018 Delegate Assembly, the college's Mathematics Education Student Group will be recognized as a new affiliate and receive a plaque and a photo with NCTM President Robert Berry, associate professor in the Curry School of Education with an appointment in curriculum instruction and special education at the University of Virginia.

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Last Updated December 06, 2017