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Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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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November MathBits 2022

November 01, 2022 9:58 AM | Rachel Baker (Administrator)

Opportunities in November

Education Minnesota PD grants available Members seeking funding for professional development can apply for a grant from the Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and LearningESPs and teachers can request up to $2,000 while higher education faculty qualify for up to $3,000. Applications are due by Nov. 4.

Information about the MCTM Foundation opportunities for Grants/Scholarships and how to support the efforts can be found in this month's MCTM Foundation Update.

3-D Series for Rural Educators is back on Thursday, Nov. 3rd. This webinar is suitable for all grades K-12. Learn more about this opportunity.

Invitation to join a virtual MN Math Leaders PLC Are you a mathematics coach, specialist, or curriculum lead?  Are you interested in a virtual PLC for math leaders?  Join with your colleagues to discuss curriculum, instruction, or topics generated by members.  The first organizing meeting is Thursday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 3 PM.  Please forward this to interested colleagues.  If you would like to join this PLC group (even if you can't make this first meeting due), please email with your contact information. 


Nominate someone you know (or yourself) to be on the MCTM Board!  Elections will be for Regions 1, 4 and 7 Directors as well as the Vice President of High School.  Learn more here.  Nominations are due November 15th.

Consider nominating an MCTM member for an Honorary Membership.  Nominations are due November 15th. Learn more about what it means to receive MCTM's highest award.

Renew your MCTM Membership  Is it time to renew or start a new sustaining membership for $25?  Sustaining memberships go toward supporting the Annual Spring Conference, promotes networking and professional learning opportunities.

Annual Spring Conference - Mathematics for Each and Everyone! Yes, the Annual Spring Conference will return to a full conference on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. Peter Liljedahl, Building Thinking Classrooms will be the Friday keynote speaker.   Registration will be available in early December.  For those planning ahead, the full conference fee will be $275. Presenter registration will be $150.  Watch for requests for proposals.  Share your learning with your mathematics colleagues.

Symposium  The full day symposium on Thursday, April 20, returns after 4 years!  MCTM and MDE are excited to learn with Peter Liljedahl, Building Thinking Classrooms.  The registration for the Symposium will be available early December.  Come and learn with your team.  There will be time for team collaboration.  A copy of Building Thinking Classrooms will be included in the registration fee of $195.  

Renew your MCTM Membership  Is it time to renew or start a new sustaining membership for $25? Sustaining memberships go toward supporting the Annual Spring Conference, promoting networking and professional learning opportunities.

NCTM is introducing a new webinar series that can be directly applied to your classrooms, Classroom Conversations. Each month, NCTM will hand-pick a Classroom Resource — which can include Illuminations, Problems of the Week —and highlight how you can implement it into your classrooms. For more resources, you can join NCTM.

MN Math Leaders Webinar Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 6 at either 7:30 AM or 4:00 PM for a 50- minute virtual webinar featuring Sara VanDerWerf, Angela Hochstetter, and Mike Huberty from MDE. 

Topic:  How Math Benchmark Achievement Level Descriptors can be used to give all students access to grade level instruction. Look for registration information later in November.

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Ten Takeaways from NCTM Los Angeles shared by Laura Wagenman, VP Elementary

MCA Scores and Data are Here...NOW WHAT?  Learn about how to use MCA Benchmark Data and Individual Student Reports in this article by Angela Hochstetter and Michael Huberty at MDE.

The Power of 3D a message from your MCTM President, Karen Hyers, about the the ways 3D can have you noticing, wondering, learning and growing as an educator.

Learn more about incorporating Visibly Random Grouping into your classroom in the monthly series Building a Thinking Classroom Together by Jessica Strom, VP High School

Consider new strategies to differentiate in your classroom this year in this article by James Brickwedde.

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