Project Dragonfly – 2018 Earth Expeditions

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Announcements, Opportunities | No Comments

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2018 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world.

Learning Basic Single-Digit Combinations (Facts): Developing Important Ideas in Mathematics; Part I – The Case

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Elementary | No Comments

This is the first in a series of articles that proposes a different instructional approach and purpose for becoming fluent in recalling basic single-digit combinations in all four operations.

How to Get Involved in MCTM

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Announcements, Leadership, Opportunities | No Comments

Are you interested in getting more involved in the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics but don’t know where to get started?

Building Classroom Community

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | No Comments

So as we get started on this new school year, work as a school to support each other in the development of your school community. Look to your colleagues to improve your skills and share ideas.

MCTM Response to Recent Events in Charlottesville

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Announcements, Equity | No Comments

The Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as an affiliate of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, fully endorses this Response to Charlottesville by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) President, Matt Larson, and President Elect Robert Berry.

Welcome to August!!

As we look at heading back to school, establishing your classroom community is key to setting the tone for the entire year.  Jo Boaler provides a framework for norms for the mathematics classroom with seven norms.

5 Ways to Include Yourself in the Online Math Community – Without Being on Twitter

Over the last year or 2 I’ve accepted the fact that there is a rather large subset of educators that love the #MTBoS resources I send out as links or share at sessions I lead, but they are not even close to ready to join twitter.  This post is for you.

Summer Homework for Math Teachers – 5 Websites You Need to Spend an Hour at and Steal Amazing Resources for Your Classroom This Fall.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | No Comments

So this summer I am spending 1 hour at each of the 5 websites below. I have 8 word docs (one for each unit I teach) ready to add all the resources I find.  You can organize what you find any way you like.  Join me in doing some teacher summer homework and search these sites with me.

MCTM Twitter-Intro Sessions

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Announcements, Opportunities | No Comments

The MCTM Communications Committee has heard that people want more ways to connect with other Minnesota math teachers so we are offering 3 times in August to help people get signed up for Twitter.

One Week Course: Entrepreneurship and Design-Thinking for Teachers

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Announcements, Opportunities | No Comments

This brand new, one-week course immerses teachers in design-thinking and lean startup methodology concepts using a hands-on curriculum to promote entrepreneurship with their students. Registration is $80 and all participants will receive a $150 stipend and 35 CEUs upon completing the full course.