°BIENVENIDOS ! & WELCOME to GEPCTM:

Greater El Paso Council of Teachers of Mathematics

P.O. Box 972771†† El Paso, TX 79997††††††††† gepctm@yahoo.com†††

 

GEPCTM serves mathematics teachers in the El Paso region (e.g., ESC Region 19). GEPCTM has generally held meetings once every month or two, usually on weekday evenings. Membership in GEPCTM is very affordable, so please support and participate in our regionís efforts and join GEPCTM today by clicking here! ††Here is a past issue of the GEPCTM newsletter.GEPCTM is an affiliated local chapter (#171) with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), which has annual national and regional meetings. GEPCTM is also affiliated on the state level with the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (TCTM).Each July, TCTM holds the Conference for Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), rotating between Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston, and scholarships can support newer teachers wanting to attend.

 

GEPCTM itself generally holds a fall membership kickoff party in September and a one-day annual conference for mathematics teachers in October at the Transmountain Campus of El Paso Community College (9570 Gateway Blvd. North; next to Cohen Stadium). The conference is an excellent opportunity for this area's teachers to get professional development experiences, networking, and knowledge in one day without having to cover classes or pay for airfare or lodging!†††

join GEPCTM today by clicking here!

 

September 2012 update: GEPCTM President Craig Rhoads (crhoad@sisd.net) reports that this year, instead of holding a conference, we are expanding our reach by testing a feeder-pattern meet along with a UIL practice meet covering all paper-tested UIL events. If successful, next year we will offer to help high school math teams host their own feeder-pattern meets. We believe this strategy will strengthen the region's UIL competitiveness as well as serve the collective spirit and academic culture of the feeder-pattern campuses. Likewise, branching out as an operator of full UIL meets gives GEPCTM credibility in the community and provides practice competitions for events that do not usually compete before the final meet in our region.   The combo UIL and feeder-pattern meet is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9th at Americas HS.Additionally, our regular slate of monthly math meets will include tests for Science and for Computer Science.The first meet of the year will be Sat. Sept 22nd at Americas High School and the meet schedule for the rest of the year will be created that day in the coaches grading room during the Number Sense test. For more information, contact Francisco Nolasco at fnolas@sisd.net, 373-2784 or 937-2800.

 

RESOURCES:

standards!

TAKS: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/teachers.html

TEKS:http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter111/index.html

Texas Education Agency: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Texas Math Initiative: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/math/

Texas College Readiness Standards:http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/collegereadiness/

NCTM Standards:http://standards.nctm.org/

Curriculum Focal Points: http://www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=270

National Mathematics Advisory Panel: http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/index.html

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education: http://www.amstat.org/Education/gaise/

Webinars for K-12 statistics education: http://www.amstat.org/education/webinars/

 

contests!

statistics project/poster contest:http://www.amstat.org/education/posterprojects/index.cfm

MathCounts:http://www.mathcounts.org/ (middle school)

Math League:http://www.mathleague.com/ (4th grade and up)

Univ. Interscholastic League: http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/index.html

Mu Alpha Theta: http://www.mualphatheta.org/

American Regions Math League: http://www.arml.com/

American Mathematics Competition:http://www.unl.edu/amc/

Math Olympiad: http://www.moems.org/,http://www.imo-official.org/

USA Mathematical Talent Search: http://www.usamts.org/

Mandelbrot contest: http://web.mandelbrot.org/index.html

Rice University tournament: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~eulers/RMT.html

Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering contest: http://www.tame.org/

 

applets!

http://illuminations.nctm.org/

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html,

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/tools.html

online timer:http://ideas.gstboces.org/programs/timer/

 

careers!

http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=530

http://www.msri.org/ext/CareersInMathematics.html

http://www.BeAnActuary.org/

http://www.amstat.org/Careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=main

http://www.maa.org/careers/index.html

http://www.awm-math.org/ctcbrochure/toc.html

http://www.careercornerstone.org/math/math.htm

http://vcc.asu.edu/stem.shtml

new teachers:http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/newteacher.html

Equity resources:http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/equity.html

Pi Day:http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/piday.html

teaching English Language Learners:http://www.todos-math.org

http://www.missioncollege.org/depts/math/hobbs/spanish.pdf

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum/biling/elps.html

http://www2.sacnas.org/biography/

http://www.nctm.org/execsummary.aspx

http://mathforum.org/teachers/spanish/

http://www.figurethis.org/espanol.htm

http://www.comap.com/product/?idx=736 & http://www.comap.com/product/?idx=984

http://www.ccd.rpi.edu/Eglash/csdt/latino/pyramids/

http://www.ccd.rpi.edu/Eglash/csdt/latino/rhythm/rhy_intr.htm

 

research:

http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/ResearchResources.html

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/adhocrpt/

http://www.conference-service.com/conferences/mathematical-didactics.html

http://www.nctm.org/news/content.aspx?id=11952

 

 

 

PROPOSAL to speak at Oct. 18, 2008 GEPCTM Conference (postmark deadline Sept. 15!):

www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/GEPCTMSpeakerProposal.doc

 

REGISTRATION form to attend Oct. 18, 2008 GEPCTM Conference

(pre-registration postmark deadline is Oct. 3):

www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/GEPCTMRegistration.doc

 

Vendor/Exhibitor form for Oct. 18, 2008 GEPCTM Conference

(postmark deadline extended to Sept. 15):

www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/GEPCTMExhibitorForm.doc

 

Flyer for fall 2010 GEPCTMconference

 

 

2009-10 OFFICERS (the 2010-11 list will be posted in fall 2010)

president

Glen Torguson

Americas HS

857-4935; 937-3036

gtorgu@sisd.net

past president

Yolanda Gonzalez

Del Valle HS

858-1464

ygonzalez@yisd.net

1st VP

Erica Gomez

Parkland HS

phsmathislife@yahoo.com

2nd VP

Craig Rhoads

Americas HS

crhoad@sisd.net

3rd VP

 

assistant 3rd VP

Jose Avalos

(retired)

549-2708

jmavalos8@aol.com

treasurer

Michael Harmon

Bel Air HS

256-2998

mikeylindaharmon@aol.com

 

asst. treasurer

Carol Culver

(retired)

525-7786

cleewc@yahoo.com

newsletter editor

RobertOrtega

Bel Air HS

241-7757

jortega1@yisd.net; bamathteacher@yahoo.com

secretary

John Espinosa

Americas HS

jespin25@sisd.net

 

NCTM rep

Frank Nolasco

Americas HS

 

fnolas@sisd.net

 

GEPCTM webpage created Feb. 2008 and maintained by UTEPís Larry Lesser