Hampton Roads Premier Mathematics Association!a 501c Non-Profit Organization
Hampton Roads Premier Mathematics Association!
a 501c Non-Profit Organization
The Problem-Solving Math Lyric Challenge
Show Us Your Lyric-Writing Skills!
How do you tackle math problems? What strategies do you use? We're looking for Hampton Roads students to write song lyrics outlining the math problem-solving process. The grand prize winner(s) will have the opportunity to have their song professionally recorded!
For this challenge, individuals or groups of students will write and submit 8 or 16 bars (lines of text) outlining their problem-solving process. This infographic can be used to guide lyric writing.
Students can write either a hip-hop, pop, or rock song using the tracks that have been provided. Click here to listen to the three tracks available for the contest.
We are seeking submissions from all grade levels of students: Elementary, Middle, High, and Postsecondary. Semifinalists will be selected from each level of students.
Lyric entries should be submitted via this form.
All submissions must include:
Submissions Accepted Until: February 24, 2023
Semifinalists Announcement: March 10, 2023
The Grand Prize Winner Announcement: March 15, 2023
Do You Know Students Who Would Love to Participate? Please Share!
This contest promo video contains more information about the competition.
This contest flyer can be shared with teachers and students who would like to participate. All needed links are embedded in the flyer.
NCTM’s position statement on Access and Equity reads:
Creating, supporting, and sustaining a culture of access and equity require being responsive to students' backgrounds, experiences, cultural perspectives, traditions, and knowledge when designing and implementing a mathematics program and assessing its effectiveness. Acknowledging and addressing factors that contribute to differential outcomes among groups of students are critical to ensuring that all students routinely have opportunities to experience high-quality mathematics instruction, learn challenging mathematics content, and receive the support necessary to be successful.
Along these lines, one of TCTM’s goals is to promote a climate that respects and values diversity.
We want to hear from you Tidewater:
When fostering an inclusive math community,
what does differentiation look like in your classroom?
Share your thoughts with us in 2,000 words or less for a chance to be published in this month’s TCTM blog posts, and for a chance to win a prize just for sharing your thoughts. Feel free to include images or other evidence of your work. Submit your response via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In September 2022, we sent out a professional learning survey for you to provide us with insight on how TCTM can best meet your professional learning needs. The results from the survey showed that an overwhelming majority of you would like professional learning to focus on the following areas:
To help address your needs, we will provide you, as well as your students, with several exciting learning opportunities this year, all focused on Building an Inclusive Mathematics Community.
We are also thrilled to announce that we will be honoring our inaugural TCTM Teacher of the Year in 2023! More information about the nomination process will be forthcoming.
Please visit the TCTM website regularly to stay updated on professional learning sessions that will be offered, as well as math-focused contests for your students.
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