What is an Edcamp and Why Should You Go?

Better yet, attend EdCamp Math & Science MN on October 21st 2016, 9 AM to 3 PM at a new location, Prior Lake High School. Register here: www.edcampmsmn.org and follow on Twitter #EdcampMSMN.

Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Conference

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in Announcements, Elementary, Middle School | No Comments

Mark your calendars for the Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) 9th Biennial National Conference

Happy New Year!

Over the summer I rediscovered the book Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts that Raise Student Achievement by Steven Leinwand. The lens is pointed to “engage, and focus on understanding and application.” (p.2) In this time of heightened awareness and action to engage all students and to be culturally responsive in our classrooms, it makes sense to integrate Leinwand’s shifts.

MCA Technology Enhanced Items In Action (videos)

Submitted by Angela Hochstetter and Ann Page (MDE Math Specialists)
Would you like to see some technology-enhanced items in action?

Math Position Postings at MCTM.org

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Announcements, Opportunities | No Comments

Submitted by MCTM
MCTM has established a portal for posting and viewing available math positions. Administrators can post open positions by filling out a simple form. The posted positions can be viewed by anyone.

Summer Graduate Math Courses at Bemidji State

Submitted by Glen Richgels
The Higher Learning Commission has adopted new rules/regulations concerning instructors of mathematics at post secondary institutions. Bemidji State University has put together a variety of graduate level mathematics courses to help individuals meet these new requirements.

Best STEM Book of the Year – The Martian by Andy Weir

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in High School, Middle School | One Comment

Submitted by Anna Thompson.
I’m not much of a science-fiction reader these days, but I like to keep up on the books my students are reading and this one looked like believable sci-fi. As I read, I realized it was chock-full of mathematical problem solving that my students could understand.

MCTM Teacher Incentive Grant – Deadline Feb 1 2016

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Announcements, Opportunities | No Comments

MCTM members – Do you have an idea/project and need support? Apply for the MCTM Teacher Incentive Grant – deadline 2/1/16 http://mctm.org/incentivegrant.php

Math On-A-Stick

Submitted by Jessica Breur.
Those of you from Minnesota probably understand that for most Minnesotans the last “official” summer event is the Minnesota State Fair. I attended the fair. I did not eat anything on a stick. I did, however, experience Math On-A-Stick, and it was amazing.

The Importance of Quick Images and Multiplicative Thinking

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Elementary, Middle School | No Comments

Submitted by Nina Smith.
Faye B. Clark and Constance Kamii report “Multiplicative thinking was found early (45% of second graders demonstrated some multiplicative thinking) and developed slowly (only about 48% of fifth graders demonstrated consistently solid multiplicative thinking)”. So how can we support students to develop this type of thinking?