Mathematical Beauty on Vacation to Use in Classroom Conversation

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | No Comments

This interaction reminded me of a talk Christopher Danielson gave at MCTM Duluth this past spring, using photos to encourage math discussion and Malke Rosenfeld’s Instagram Page, Math Off the Page. I was inspired to find the mathematical beauty as I explored Trinidad and Tobago the next several days.

10 Minnesota Math Teacher Blogs

Here are some of my favorite Minnesota Math Teacher Bloggers. You need to follow each of their blogs. They all have some fantastic things to say. (In no particular order)

Math Lettering

I organized a professional development day this summer and had to make signs to point people in the right direction. As an overachiever, I had to make them mathy.

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.

From the MCTM Equity Task Force

Happy Summer! The Equity Task Force wanted to supply you with some summer reading/viewing opportunities to support your learning and growth in the area of equity.

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.

MCTM Staff Development Survey

MCTM Staff Development Survey – your assistance is requested.

During the 2016 MCTM Spring Conference, a need was expressed for creating a statewide resource of how districts provide staff development during the school duty day.

The importance of this survey relies in our belief that staff development is vital for the success of any school district. Thank you for showing you value staff development by taking the time to complete this survey. Results of this survey will be shared in April.