June 2021 K-12 Monthly Mathematics Update

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June 2021     

K-12 Mathematics Newsletter







Modeling in Precalculus 

June 15 - 17, 2021

The NCSSM Mathematics department has added a third FREE virtual workshop to its summer outreach initiatives!


Mathematical modeling can engage students as active learners, fostering curiosity and inviting them into the mathematics conversation. Join us as we explore the modeling process through rich precalculus modeling tasks.  We will share classroom-ready materials and resources aligned with the NC Precalculus standards. This virtual workshop is open to all North Carolina mathematics teachers interested in incorporating mathematical modeling into their Precalculus courses and will be led by NCSSM math faculty (Kevin Ji) and faculty emerita (Maria Hernandez). 


Registration is open through June 4. Limited space available.

Find out more and register at https://math.ncssm.edu/outreach-initiatives

Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Math Teaching (PAEMST)

2021 NC Finalists for the Presidential Awards Announced


The applications review process for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) has concluded. The North Carolina PAEMST state review panel has selected 3 applications in mathematics and computer science and 3 applications in science and engineering to be named as finalists. The finalists' applications have progressed to the national review process to determine the awardees.


Please read the announcement here: The 2021 North Carolina Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Announcement 


The 2022 Presidential Awards cycle will open for K-6 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science teachers at the beginning of the next school year. Please go to www.paemst.org for more information.  


For any questions, please contact the North Carolina PAEMST State Coordinator, Joe Reaper at joseph.reaper@dpi.nc.gov.

CEU Opportunities

The NCDPI Division of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction presents the Greatest Hits!


This is an opportunity to catch up on professional development educators might have missed over the last year. Direct recording links, materials, and survey links for CEUs are included within! 

Please note that the time to complete these varies, as most are self-paced. The NCDPI Division of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction plans to leave these open for use through September to allow  enough time for completion.

Click here!

To access some of the greatest virtual professional development hosted by NCDPI in the last year.


For more information, please contact: Angie Mullenix at Angie.Mullennix@dpi.nc.gov



Virtual office hour

NCDPI K-12 Mathematics Virtual Office Hours


On May 25, 2021, the NCDPI K-12 Math team, with special guests of the Advanced Learning Division, Beth Cross and Stephanie Cyrus, provided an office hour for NC math school and district leaders. This office hour featured information and provided resources for advanced learning for mathematics. Click here for the agenda, presentation, and recording.

NC DPI Math Consultants


Denise Schulz

K-5 Mathematics Consultant




Tammy Lackey

K-8 Mathematics Consultant




Lisa Ashe

6-12 Mathematics Consultant




Joseph Reaper

6-12 Mathematics Consultant




Beverly Vance

Math, Science, and STEM Section Chief




Marilyn Johns

Administrative Specialist