Welcome Back to Another School Year!

I am delighted to be putting together the ICTM fall newsletter, and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the annual conference on October 8.  I have taught at Bishop Garrigan High School in Algona for 35 years, and I also work at Iowa Lakes Community College.  I have been part of ICTM since I was in college decades ago, and I enjoy serving as newsletter editor. 

Something I encourage you to check out are different opportunities for students to compete with their mathematical abilities.  For many years our students have been part of the Great Plains Math League (mathleague.org) which offers many competitions around Iowa throughout the year.  This past year we also were part of Perennial Math (perennialmath.com), which offers online competitions for students in Grades 3 – 12.

I hope all of you have a very productive school year and that ICTM can help you to be the best teachers you can be.

                                                                        —David Burrow