Pass this on to new teachers in your building!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Announcements, Opportunities | No Comments

If there are mathematics teachers in your building who are in their first few years of teaching, make sure that they get CONNECTed to MCTM. As part of the Council’s service to our members, the MCTM CONNECT Committee offers several opportunities to help beginning teachers feel supported and grow professionally. Since there is no convenient […]

Applying the Mathematical Practices – Repeated Reasoning

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in High School | No Comments

Contributed by Ryota Matsuura
The practice of looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning… examples for use in the classroom

Looking to the future

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Leadership | No Comments

Contributed by Amy Wix
This summer, I along with Region 7 Director Becky Rud, attended the NCTM Affiliates Leaders Conference in Phoenix. We found a common challenge is that change isn’t easy and we spent time with the ideas presented in the book “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” (Chip Heath & Dan Heath, 2010).

MDE Assessment Information – updated teacher guides and resource links

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments

Prepared by Ann Page and Rosemary Heinitz
If you are thinking of having your students take the math item samplers, look for an updated version coming soon.

Scholarships Available for Middle School Teachers Taking Mathematics Courses

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Announcements, Opportunities | No Comments

The Arnie Cutler Scholarship for Mathematics Course Work for Middle Grades Teachers is awarded semi-annually. Next application deadline is Oct 31, 2015.

Caribou Mathematics Contest for elementary, middle and high school students

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Opportunities | No Comments

Online Caribou Mathematics Contest for elementary, middle and high school students
Caribou Contests are provided in English and French and are suitable for all students, not only those who are strong in mathematics.

Math Day at the MN Zoo

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Opportunities | No Comments

Math Day at the MN Zoo – Coming in November

Arts Integration Teacher Workshops This Fall in the Southwest/South Central Regions

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Announcements, Opportunities | No Comments

Presented by the Perpich Center for Arts Education
See linked flyer for October and November dates and registration information.

Where Do You Find Your Math?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Leadership | No Comments

Contributed by Mardi Knudson
I was downtown Duluth browsing in a shop when the owner asked why I was in town. “The math conference down at the DECC,” was my reply.

June, July, and August are not “off” for teachers

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Middle School | No Comments

Contributed by Courtney LaRoche
As we know, there are no technical fixes to getting kids to learn math. Middle school students are complex beings, and can be challenging to engage in anything, especially mathematics. We, as teachers, are able to assess this current reality with our students and identify a desired state of engagement, but are not always sure how to get there with each and every student.