Previous Celebrations

Noteworthy accomplishments from our team

Spring 2021 Virtual Pitch Competition

In Spring 2021, we opened our Ambassador Pitch Competition to any teacher who wanted their students to participate. As part of the competition, teachers implemented one or more challenges with their students and submit teams’ video pitches to the Design & Pitch team. We then scored the pitches and selected the top 4 to participate in a final competition. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the final event was cancelled.

Ambassador Pitch Competition

In Fall 2020, we hosted a Design & Pitch Competition for those teachers who completed our professional development in August 2020. The top 3 teams competed in a “Top 3 Live” event on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Express Yourself, a team that developed customizable face masks, won the judges over with their creative and timely use of LEDs. Congratulations to Express Yourself and all teams who participated this semester!

Conference Presentations

NCSM “2021 Annual Conference” – September 20-22, 2021
Making Math Relevant and Engaging through Entrepreneurship

PME-NA “43rd Annual Meeting” – October 14-17, 2021
Exploring Students’ Statistical Thinking During An Entrepreneurial Design Challenge

NCTM “2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition” – April 21-30, 2021
Motivating Students Mathematically thru Entrepreneurial Design Competitions
Pre-recorded Presentation

NCTM “100 Days of Professional Learning” – July 14, 2020
Empowering Students in Math Through Entrepreneurship (Grades 6–8)
Video of Presentation

NCSM “2020 Virtual Conference” – March 31, 2020
The Math Shark Tank: Entrepreneurial Challenges for Middle Grades

NCCTM “2019 State Mathematics Conference” – November 8, 2019
Entrepreneurial Challenges for Middle Grades Math

National STEM Education Research Summit, Raleigh, NC – October 10, 2019
Engaging Middle Grades Students in STEM-Based Entrepreneurial Challenges