2023 Conference

Let the Countdown Begin!


FCTM is currently planning its 70th Annual Conference.  Join hundreds of math education professionals in Orlando as we celebrate Continuing the Legacy. The conference committee is hard at work planning compelling sessions, networking opportunities, and valuable content.

Whether you’re a PreK to Grade 12 classroom teacher, math coach, administrator, math teacher educator, preservice teacher, or math specialist, you will want to join us in Orlando to see what the 2023 conference has to offer!


Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821



Thursday to Saturday
June 15-17, 2023


Registration is $100 for the 2023 conference. Please note an active FCTM membership is needed to register for the conference. If you are not currently an FCTM member, you can add on membership during registration for $25.

If you have questions about registration, please email us at FCTM2023@gmail.com.


Caribe Royale Pool Deck

Caribe Royale

8101 World Center Dr

Orlando, FL 32821

To receive an exclusive FCTM membership rate for hotel accommodations at the Caribe Royale, please use the link below. Rooms are filling up quickly at our host hotel. Some nights of the conference are already full.

If you are local to the Orlando area, or staying at a nearby hotel, parking at the Caribe for daily commuters will be $7/day.


Buena Vista Suites

Holiday Inn Orlando Suites

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

Best Western Plus Kissimmee Lake Buena Vista

Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Marriott Village

Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista



John SanGiovanni

John SanGiovanni is a nationally recognized leader in mathematics education. He works as a mathematics supervisor in Howard County, MD leading curriculum design, digital learning, assessment and professional learning. John has written more than two dozen books including the best-selling Productive Math Struggle and the Figuring Out Fluency series. He is passionate about growing new math leaders in his district work and at McDaniel College in Maryland. In addition to being a national consultant, John is a contributing author for Florida Reveal Math.

Productive Math Struggle: Actions and New Insights

Session Description: The struggle is real! And it’s time that popular catchphrase meant something more. This session is about actions we can take so that students struggle, persevere, and succeed. It also brings new insights about productive math struggle that build on the bestselling book. This is an opportunity to think differently about struggle and to shift our work from rescuing struggle to provoking it.

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Sparking Curiosity

Session Description: Math (and education in general) should spark curiosity. How do we do that in the math classroom? How do we show that math is exciting, creative, and not just about using a formula? This session will go over ways to make students more curious learners.

Howie Hua

The Past, Present, and Future of Technology (including AI!) in the Math Classroom

Session Description: Let’s take some lessons from the history of technology in the classroom and use them to look at what is coming in the future! We’ll get beyond the hype to talk about what works to support teachers and learners now and what problems technology may help us solve sooner than later.

Kristen DiCerbo

(Re)discovering Joy in Exploring Mathematics

Session Description: A primary challenge of teaching mathematics today is to facilitate opportunities for students to interact with and experience mathematics long enough and deep enough to (re)discover their own joy in exploring mathematics. The presenter will prepare and lead participants through several exciting and engaging mathematics explorations across K-8 mathematics content. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their mathematics and the ways in which they can use similar explorations with their own students.

Thomasenia Lott Adams

5 Practices that Allow All Students Access to Grade Level Content

Session Description: Do you have students in your class that are not on grade level? If yes, then this session is for you. In this session you will learn the importance of classroom equity, how to engage students in meaningful grade level content, and practical strategies you can immediately implement in your classroom environment.

Kristopher Childs

How Cross-Cultural Communication and Inter-Humanism Bridge the Achievement Gap

Session Description: The U.S. NAEP Data for 2022 showed that there was a decline in math proficiency for students across the nation. Further, millions of students fail to complete school, causing them to drop out of college. Given these findings, educators and leaders must find ways to bridge the achievement gap. Reports from the National Report Card and National Center of Education Statistics have shown that there has been a cultural disconnect, with eighty percent of educators being Caucasian, needing support when serving 70 percent of learners of diverse ethnic descents. There has been a need for engagement in the classroom and a need for teachers to have options for how to bridge the gap. Through providing a pathway for how learners can communicate with their teachers and peers, students will have a greater opportunity to take a risk at learning and contributing in the math classroom. Coupled with cross-cultural communication, having students understand how to effectively build relationships with other students and their teacher no matter their cultural background, will fuel the process of metacognition and higher order thinking in any classroom.

India White

5 Equitable Teaching Practices – Focusing on Identity AND Mathematics

Session Description: Participants will share in specific vignettes and mathematical explorations that bridge the divide between content, methods, technology, equity and assessment based on NCTM’s Five Equity-Based Practices. Participants will be introduced to effective ways to engage students in classroom discourse, ways to elevate student voices and perspectives, and go deep with mathematical thinking through equitable teaching practices that intentionally value students’ brilliance and identities.

Farshid Safi

Aline Zghayyar Abassian


Pamela Harris

Pam Harris is changing the way we view and teach mathematics. She is a mom, a former high school math teacher, a university lecturer, an author, and a mathematics teachers educator. Real Math is thinking mathematically, not just mimicking what a teacher does. Pam helps leaders and teachers to make the shift that supports students to learn Real Math.

Reaching More Students in Less Time

Session Description:  You’ve tried All The Things. You’re on a mission to find a better way. Join me to learn to use class time differently than how you and I were taught AND differently than how we were taught to teach math. We’re going to shift the focus and position all students as mathematical sense makers, helping them find the joy and beauty in doing real math. Come and experience mathematizing and learn why I advocate that Math is Figure-out-able!

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Our conference committee is hard at work developing an agenda that focuses on Continuing the Legacy. As we build our sessions to allow for you to connect with your peers in mathematics education, please check out the draft conference overview below. If you prefer a PDF version, please download the overview of the schedule below. 

Exhibitor Check In - Registration West4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exhibitor Set Up - Caribbean Ballroom III, IV, & V4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Participant Registration - Registration East4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Participant Registration - Registration East7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Exhibitor Set Up - Caribbean Ballroom III, IV, & V8:00 am -10:00 am
Opening Session - Caribbean Ballroom I & II8:00 am - 9:45 am
Exhibits - Caribbean Ballroom III, IV, & V10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Session 110:15 am - 11:15 am
Session 211:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch Break 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
FCTM Board Meeting - Hibiscus12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
FCTM General Meeting - Hibiscus
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Session 32:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Session 43:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Participant Registration - Registration East7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Exhibits - Caribbean Ballroom III, IV, & V8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Session 5 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Session 69:15 am - 10:15 am
Elections - Registration West10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Session 7 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lunch Break11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Session 81:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Session 92:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Session 103:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Platinum 70's Friday Night Party - Food and Fun! Grand Sierra D5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Participant Registration - Registration East 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Session 118:00 am - 9:00 am
Session 129:15 am - 10:15 am
Closing Session - Caribbean Ballrooms 1 & II10:30 am - 12:15 pm


Orlando is an unforgettable destination for FCTM’s Annual Conference. Visitors love to explore, stay, and play in the Theme Park Captial of the World. The Caribe Royale is located just minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.

For more information about Orlando, please visit: https://www.visitorlando.com

If you have questions regarding the conference please contact us at FCTM2023@gmail.com