An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
The MCTM is an organization of professionals dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of meaningful mathematics for all students by supporting educators in their efforts to improve mathematics instruction.

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Keynote Speakers:

Friday Keynote: Fawn Nguyen

What If We’ve Been Teaching Mathematics All Wrong?

One of the biggest myths is that mathematics is all about computation. John Allen Paulos wrote in his book Innumeracy, “... mathematics has as much to do with computation as writing has to do with typing.” Yet, school mathematics continues to focus heavily on computation and arithmetic and not nearly enough on critical thinking and problem-solving. What the Common Core gets right is the 8 Mathematical Practices, and these competencies depend on instruction and curriculum that expose students to mathematics as a way of thinking and solving problems.

About Fawn

Fawn is a middle school math teacher at Mesa Union Junior High in southern California. She's been a classroom teacher since 1990. She was the 2014 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. In 2009, she was awarded the Math Teacher Hero from Raytheon. In 2005, she was awarded the Sarah D. Barder Fellowship from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

Fawn blogs about her lessons and classroom teaching at Fawn authors three other websites for teachers:,, and She is also one of the editors for In 2012, she co-founded the Math Teachers' Circle in Thousand Oaks, California.

Saturday Keynote: MCTM Members Ignite!



2019 Spring Conference Schedule
Thursday, April 25th    
7:00-9:00 p.m. Registration. Some exhibits open.
CONNECT Annual Event - Register Here
Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
Gooseberry Falls
Friday, April 26th    
7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. First-Timers Orientation Registration Area
8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote - Fawn Nguyen Please sit with your Region Ballroom J/K
9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sessions/Workshops Various Rooms
12:15-1:15 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Closed for Lunch
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch Ballroom J/K
1:15-5:45 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
1:30-5:00 p.m. Sessions/Workshops Various Rooms
4:00-5:00 p.m. MinnMATYC Open Forum and Annual Meeting Harbor Side 205
5:15-6:00 p.m. Regional Meetings MCTM
Various Rooms
5:45-7:00 p.m. Presidents' Reception Ballroom J/K
7:15-8:45 p.m. Delegate Assembly Harbor Side 3rd Floor
Saturday, April 27th
7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Registration and Some Exhibits Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sessions/Workshops Various Rooms
10:35-11:05 a.m. MinnMATYC Open Forum Ballroom L
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. MinnMATYC Annual Business Meeting Ballroom L
12:45 p.m.

Keynote - Ignite Presentation
Door Prizes following the Saturday Keynote Presentation. Must be present to win. Place name tag in box as you enter for lunch.

Ballroom J/K


On-line Spring Conference
Speaker Proposal Form

Early Submission Deadline
January 8, 2019

On-line Spring Conference Registration

CONNECT Annual Event

On-Line Exhibitor Registration Form

Lodging - Conference and Symposium participants are responsible for their lodging.
Duluth Hotel Information (pdf)