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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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2019 Spring Symposium


April 25th, 2019
Lead by Fawn Nguyen
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center – Duluth, MN


As a full-time practicing classroom teacher, I will share with you what I implement in my classroom that covers a range of “critical thinking demands” to invite all students into a mathematics curriculum that is relevant and challenging, one that values procedural skills as well as conceptual understanding. We will work with visual patterns to develop algebraic reasoning and engage in number talks to develop number sense and flexible thinking. We will experience productive struggle through rich and challenging tasks that support the Standards for Mathematical Practice. We will implement a curriculum that endeavors to make math social, one that values collaboration and encourages play and risk-taking.

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.

On-line Symposium Registration Form

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