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

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

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?

Making Minnesota Nice with the Standards of Mathematical Practice

As members of the Minnesota mathematics community, it may be no mystery that the Gopher state opted out of adopting the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

Parents as Partners in Teaching Mathematics

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

Contributed by Nina Smith
Recently I met with a very frustrated parent. What was the source of her frustration? She simply wanted to help her child with math homework.

Enhance Your Professional Development with NCTM Membership

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments

Abe Schwartz, NCTM Representative As a mathematics educator or researcher, your passion is ensuring that all students receive the highest quality math education possible. Membership in NCTM means access to the resources you need to turn your passion into measurable student learning outcomes. In addition to exclusive resources and the latest research, membership in NCTM […]