Nov 8 & 29           Fall Book Club – “Nix the Tricks” Book Link: Click HERE

          5pm – 6:30pm   @ Panera Bread:  771 Village Blvd, West Palm Beach

Jan. 7          WINTER WORKSHOP     5pm-7pm  @ FHESC Cafeteria

Feb. 5          MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TOURNAMENT:    Details have been sent to school DLs

March 4      Pi Day Social:   5pm-7pm  @ FHESC Cafeteria

May 4          TEACHER OF THE YEAR (T.O.Y) BANQUET:  9am – 11:30am

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

9/17, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3


The 2018 PBCCTM T.O.Y.

Teachers of the Year 


Click and scroll over the pictures for more!

Gai Williams Scholarship Award 

This scholarship goes to a graduating senior in good academic standing, who is pursuing a career in mathematics education.  This will be awarded at the T.O.Y banquet on May 5.

CONGRATULATIONS ROBERT HARE from Boynton Beach High School!

Click here to find out more!


MATHAGRAM (sample)


Please JOIN our PBCCTM FALL Book Club Gathering, as we discuss the Book, “Nix the Tricks”, by Tina Cardone.  We meet on Thursdays: Oct. 4th, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 29, 2018 @ the Panera Bread on 771 Village Blvd, WPB.

Check out the LIVE video of this meeting on our FACEBOOK page:   https://www.facebook.com/PBCCTM/  LOTS of wonderful ideas shared!!!

This is 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 “Happy Hours” at  Panera Bread to share ideas (all levels) to implement Mathematical Mindsets in your classroom.

2018 Pre-Pi Day Social Recap!!

March 5, 2018 was our (Pre) Pi Day Social where members will engaged in Pi-Day Activities for Elementary, Middle School and  High School that they could bring back to the classroom for some Pi Day fun, on March 14. 

Pizza and Pie Served to all Members and their guests!!


PBCCTM Middle School Math Tournament  

The 57th Annual Middle School Mathematics Tournament (MSMT) will be 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 compete in three distinct mathematical tests encompassing computations without a calculator, mathematical concepts, and puzzles. Top performers across each grade level will be awarded trophies, and cash prizes in a post-lunch ceremony.  Please contact PBCCTM for more information.  pbcctm.info@gmail.com

Who?         Any middle school in Palm Beach County

When?       February 5th, 2019 from 8:00am until 2:30pm

Where?     Royal Palm Beach High School Auditorium

What?        Students compete in 3 separate individual tests. They are scored, ranked, and awarded prizes for Best Overall (top 3 across grade levels), Best by Grade Level (top 3 per grade level), and Top 3 at each school. Schools are not ranked.

  • Students can pack a lunch or pre-purchase a Chick-Fil-A lunch
  • Students can pre-purchase a special competition T-shirt
  • Snacks for students and chaperones are provided.
  • School chaperones arrange transportation & permission slips.
  • Often schools have students dropped off by their parents if other modes of transportation are not available.
  • Chaperones pre-order lunch and t-shirt orders & registration





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.


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.

2018-2019 Membership Registration

Hover & Click on the link below:

PBCCTM Membership Form FY 2018-2019

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

 Please choose your payment option below:

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



Please enter your full name. Click on the link below to make a payment to PBCCTM.


**Once it opens to Paypal, you can retype ANY amount that you wish to pay before submitting.



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o     President- Debbie Perry (Poinciana Elementary)
o     Vice President-Jennifer Hulse (Lake Worth Middle)
o     Past President- Carly Littles (Jupiter Community High)
o     Treasurer- Elise Gordon/Patricia Hammond
o     Membership- Patricia Hammond/Beth Ernst
o     Mathagram- Kristine Peterfeso (Woodlands Middle)
o     Elementary Liaison- Susanna Strickland
o     Elementary School Director-Robin Levin (Pine Jog Elementary)
o     Middle School Director- Chris Skierski (Palm Beach Maritime)
o     MSMT Chairperson-Jennifer Hulse (Lake Worth Middle)
o     Secondary Liaison- Diana Snider (School District of Palm Beach Cty)

o     Secretary-Crystal Varnadore (Roosevelt Middle)
o     High School Director- Aretha Clarke
Post-Secondary Director- Jean Giarruss

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

o     FCTM/NCTM Rep- Robin O’Brien
o     Scholarship- Christine Percy
o     PROMISE-Carly Littles (Jupiter Community High)
o     Webmaster- Kristine Peterfeso (Woodlands Middle) 

o     Historian- Patricia Hammond(Don Estridge High Tech Middle School)

o     Community Relations- Laura Tomas (Poincianna Elem)

Contact Us Here: pbcctm.info@gmail.com




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:


Student Scholarship


http://Link to Google Form

  • 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, 2018