PBCCTM

PALM BEACH COUNTY

COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS

WELCOMES YOU!

F.Y.I.   ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATES!!!

BOARD MEMBER MEETINGS:  Held every 1st Monday of the month 5-8pm (all members welcome) 6/3

 

June 4th  K-12 Mathematics and Science FY20 Fall Curriculum Preview  

Time:  8:00 am – 3:30 pm Location:  Suncoast High School

 

PROBLEM CLUB

What is Problem Club? During NCTM’s ShadowCon in April (live-streamed for those unable to attend in person), speaker Chris Nho made a call to action for math teachers to find a way to identify themselves as mathematicians.

Solution: Engage in math problems with your friends and family.

PLEASE JOIN US!!

June 14th:  Tijuana Flats:         6201 S Jog Rd #101, Lake Worth, FL 33467

June 28th:  Tijuana Flats:        2089 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

July 12th:  Tijuana Flats:  Oakwood Square Shopping Mall 390 Congress Avenue B &, Old   Boynton Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

July 26th:  Tijuana Flats:   280 South State Road 7 #300, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

 

SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES!!

JULY 9-11   Thinking Math PD (K-5)                                

In this 3-day course, participants will gain a deeper understanding of Florida’s Math Standards and connect the Ten Principles of math instruction to number sense, place value, addition, subtraction, solving word problems, multiplication and division.

Contact CTA for more information:  715 Spencer Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33409  8:30 am – 4pm

JULY 15th  Summer Math Mini-Conference 
JFK Middle School, 1901 Avenue S., Riviera Beach, FL  33404

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 

2019 PBCCTM

T.O.Y. Nominees and Winners!!

(Teacher of the Year)

 

Scroll down to see PBCCTM’s 2019 T.O.Y. Winners!!

Look forward to hearing from the winners, next school year, in the Mathagram!!

Gai Williams Scholarship Award 

This scholarship goes to a graduating senior in good academic standing, who is pursuing a career in mathematics education.  This was awarded at the T.O.Y banquet on May 4, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS Steffen Phareau, 2019 Winner, from  John I. Leonard Community High School!

 

MATHAGRAM

(click here for a sample that members will receive)

DO YOU LOVE  TEACHING MATH???

Are you looking for a FANTASTIC way to connect with other MATHEMATICAL MINDS who also teach math !

Would You LOVE to connect with other HIGHLY EFFECTIVE MATH TEACHERS in Palm Beach County?

Then join us for a few gatherings to share ideas (all levels) to implement Productive Mathematics in your classroom.

SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PBCCTM Middle School Math Tournament  

The 57th Annual Middle School Mathematics Tournament (MSMT) was held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Royal Palm Beach High School. The MSMT provides a forum for challenging our strongest mathematics students across the county. Participating students competed in three distinct mathematical tests encompassing computations without a calculator, mathematical concepts, and puzzles. Top performers across each grade level was awarded trophies, and cash prizes in a post-lunch ceremony.  Please contact PBCCTM for more information.  pbcctm.info@gmail.com

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL PARTICIPANTS from the following 17 middle schools:

2019 MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TOURNAMENT 

WINNERS

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!!

Schools Represented:

The PBCCTM is comprised of mathematics teachers in Palm Beach County and those parties interested in teaching mathematics whom have an interest in promoting mathematics. 

All members of PBCCTM are eligible to attend Board Meetings.  We encourage you to become involved in the PBCCTM.  As you see below, the $15 you pay for dues is money well spent.  We hope that you will make the choice to join us at the meetings and become an active member.

WHY JOIN PBCCTM????

The PBCCTM is your professional organization.  As a professional educator, we know you want to support those organizations that promote the teaching profession and your subject areas.

Your PBCCTM dues are used to help subsidize the following programs and/or activities:

  • The Annual Middle School Mathematics Tournament, which is held in the Winter/Spring of each year.  Refreshments are served and winners receive trophies, ribbons, prizes, and/or cash awards.
  • The Annual Elementary School Mathematics/Science Fair, which is held in the Spring of each year.  Refreshments are served and winners receive ribbons.
  • The Mathagram, a quarterly newsletter for members of PBCCTM, contains local, state, and national articles of interest to mathematics teachers.  Most issues also include ideas and/or worksheets that may be used in the classroom.
  • The Annual Mathematics Teacher of the Year Recognition Ceremony is held each May, serving food and beverages.  Teachers are nominated at the school level in four categories, Elementary, Middle, High, and Postsecondary.  Finalists are announced in advance and the winner of each category is named at the Ceremony.
  • PROMISE Certificates are supplied to each school to be awarded to students who show outstanding interest or improvement in mathematics.
  • The Gai Williams Scholarship Fund awards up to $500 to one Palm Beach County High School student.

In addition, the Council

  • acts as a liaison between the District, State, and National governmental agencies.
  • disseminates information about FCTM and NCTM activities and conferences.
  • holds Board Meetings on the first Monday of each month.  Email us at pbcctm.info@gmail.com for details.

2019-2020 Membership Registration

Hover & Click on the link below:

PBCCTM Membership Form FY 2019-2020

Print and complete the membership form, then send it in to the address requested on the form.

OR

SIGN UP AT ANY PBCCTM SPONSORED EVENT!

Membership Options
One Year Membership $15.00 USD
Three Year Membership $40.00 USD
Five Year Membership $65.00 USD
Late Membership (after 12/31 includes current SY and next SY) $30.00 USD

 

 

 

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BOARD MEMBERS

o     President- Jennifer Hulse (Lake Worth Middle)
o     Vice President/TOY- Karina Moran (SDPBC)
o     Past President- Debbie Perry (Poinciana Elementary)
o     Treasurer- Susanna Strickland (SDPBC)
o     Membership/Historian- Patricia Hammond (Don Estridge Middle)
o     Mathagram/Webmaster – Kristine Peterfeso (Woodlands Middle)
o     Elementary Liaison – (open position)
o     Elementary School Director – Robin Levin (Pine Jog Elementary)
o     Middle School Director – (open position)
o     MSMT Chairperson – Jennifer Hulse (Lake Worth Middle)
o     Secondary Liaison – Cristina Pendas (SDPBC)

o     Secretary-Crystal Varnadore (Roosevelt Middle)
o     High School Director- Dr. Susan Zacharias (Atlantic Community HS)
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Post-Secondary Director- Jean Giarruss

o      Private School Director – Marc Weisbrot (The Weiss School)

o     FCTM/NCTM Representative – Robin O’Brien (SDPBC)
o     Scholarship – Christine Percy (SDPBC)
o     PROMISE-Carly Littles (Jupiter Community High)

o   Community Relations- Laura Tomas (Poincianna Elem)

Contact Us Here: pbcctm.info@gmail.com

PBCCTM

PBCCTM

TOY AWARDS

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

2019

In recognition of outstanding educators in the field of mathematics, PBCCTM presents a yearly award of excellence to our tireless teachers.

 

Please consider applying to be PBCCTM’s Teacher Of the Year (TOY) for elementary, middle, or high school. If you don’t wish to apply, consider nominating a colleague at your school or another middle school that is doing good work. See below…

 

Colleagues and administrators can nominate teachers and submit applications to the PBCCTM Council using the following link:

 Click here to go to the nomination form

Student Scholarship

GAI WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Scholarship Information
  • Gai Biography
  • Application

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior in good academic standing.
  • Must be pursuing a career in mathematics education.

The scholarship amount is $500.00 and is nonrenewable.

Gai Williams started her teaching career in the Palm Beach County School system as a mathematics teacher at Boca Raton High School.  She taught high school for over 29 years.  In addition to teaching at Boca Raton High School, she taught at Atlantic High, Spanish River, and was the first teacher hired to open Wellington High School.  She was an active member of PBCCTM, writing the “Mathagram” for many years, developing the PROMISE awards, writing questions for the middle school mathematics tournament, and developing our Fall math conferences.  Gai worked on district curriculum each summer since 1983.  She was a pioneer for technology in our district and spent many Saturdays conducting workshops for our teachers.

First, proudly, Gai was a teacher; she had dedicated her life to children.   Not only did she spend countless hours before and after school mentoring her students, but actually taped each lesson so that students who had missed class could easily catch up.  She was instrumental in bringing Mu Alpha Theta to Wellington High.
PBCCTM is proud to honor Gai Williams’ memory by recognizing students that are hardworking and striving for excellence in mathematics.

Complete the Google Form (click HERE) and submit to PBCCTM:  

Must be Received by March 14, 2019

 

 P.R.O.M.I.S.E Certificates

The Program to Recognize Outstanding Mathematical Interest, Success, and Enthusiasm (PROMISE) is a project of the Palm Beach County Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PBCCTM). The purpose of the program is to promote interest and recognize achievement in mathematics.

Gai Williams was devoted to mathematics education and has left a legacy that PBCCTM strives to promote. The PROMISE Awards were created to recognize students who demonstrate hard work and perseverance. PROMISE Certificates were created by Gai Williams to provide a means of recognizing those students who may struggle with mathematics but who understand that determination and effort can compound to create success.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GO TO THE PROMISE CERTIFICATE ORDER FORM