We Are Powerless

On Friday, at the NCTM Annual Meeting in San Antonio, I was lucky enough to deliver an Ignite with 9 other amazing classroom teachers. Each had their own special take on education. Here is mine.

Bringing Math to a 6th Grade STEM Class through 3D Printing

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in High School, Middle School | No Comments

This article briefly describes the beginning of our collaboration (that of a middle school teacher, a college math professor, and an undergraduate preservice teacher) and also describes one of the projects we created with the help of the MCTM.

Pictures from the 2017 CONNECT Session

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | No Comments

Pictures from the 2017 Spring Conference CONNECT sessions.

Pictures from the 2017 Spring Conference

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

Pictures from the 2017 Spring Conference

MCTM CONNECT Book Giveaway

Please consider donating any unneeded but reasonably current textbooks or other learning materials to the MCTM CONNECT Book Giveaway.

Estimation 180 in a 3rd Grade Classroom

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Elementary, Research and Resources | One Comment

Post-recess and lunch excitement is in the air as we walk back to our classroom; where our next subject to begin is math. As we all know, routines are crucial in the classroom so we begin our student-led, mindful breathing to focus our bodies and minds for learning.

Summer Math Camps for Students

The Minnesota Math League is hosting two math camps as part of their Summer Institute. Opportunities are available for students entering grades 7-12 to study mathematics that goes beyond the traditional curriculum.

NEW Released Math MCA Items

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), for the first time in its history, has released some math items for teacher and student use on our website. Supplemental information, such as metadata and answer option rationales, is provided to make the items more useful for classroom practice.

MCA Achievement Level Descriptor Maps (Progressions)

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in High School, Middle School | No Comments

There is a descriptor map for each grade that is tested on the MCA in math, reading, and science. These maps are on the department of education website MDE > Districts, Schools and Educators > Statewide Testing > Achievement Level

MCTM Foundation Awards 17 Spring Conference Grants

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

The MCTM Foundation Committee awarded grants to 17 teachers in 5 districts, totaling $5600.