ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 15, 2020 – STREAM: Geometric Thinking K-3 (Apr. 5-25, 2020)

This 3-week module investigates conceptually related and interdependent ideas about geometric shapes, geometric structure, and spatial relationships. Geometry is a particularly relevant area of mathematics for young children, who are naturally curious about their physical world. Participants will: examine properties and categorization of two-dimensional shapes; explore composition and decomposition of geometric shapes; develop deeper understanding of spatial relations and spatial structuring.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – Mar. 15, 2020

Visit the STREAM: Geometric Thinking (K-3) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 9, 2020 – STREAM: Statistical Inferences HS (Mar. 1-21, 2019)

Statistics and Probability do not appear as stand-alone topics in Montana’s Content Standards. These concepts are dispersed throughout all high school mathematics courses with an emphasis on informed decision making. The power of statistics and probability to understand the world we live in is some of the most applicable knowledge students can acquire in our classrooms.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – February 9, 2020

Visit STREAM: Statistical Inferences (HS) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 15, 2019 – STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense 3-5 (Jan. 5 – 25, 2020)

This module examines learning progressions related to fractions with a focus on foundational ideas that promote fraction sense and understanding. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Examine ways to develop “fraction sense.”
  • Discover how learning progressions for K-2 geometry support the development of fraction knowledge in grades 3-5.
  • Explore fraction equivalence and comparing and ordering fractions using a variety of models and manipulatives.

15 renewal units

Enrollment opens Dec. 15, 2019.

Visit the STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7, 2019 – STREAM: Measurement (K-3) (July 28 – August 17, 2019)

This module focuses on the tools and processes of measurement, K-2 learning progressions related to measurement, and foundational ideas that promote a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Developing enduring understandings of measurement attributes, processes, and tools.
  • Explore relationships among units, attributes, and measures within a system of measurement.
  • Engage in authentic problem solving using tools that can be applied in the classroom.

15 renewal units

Enrollment opens July 7, 2019.

Visit the STREAM: Measurement (K-3) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7, 2019 – STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) (July 28- August 17, 2019)

This module examines learning progressions related to fractions with a focus on foundational ideas that promote fraction sense and understanding. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Examine ways to develop “fraction sense.”
  • Discover how learning progressions for K-2 geometry support the development of fraction knowledge in grades 3-5.
  • Explore fraction equivalence and comparing and ordering fractions using a variety of models and manipulatives.

15 renewal units

Enrollment opens July 7, 2019.

Visit the STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7, 2019 – STREAM: Ratios & Proportions (6-7) (July 28 – August 17, 2019)

This module explores how a solid understanding of fraction concepts lays the foundation for students to successfully interpret, apply, and manipulate ratios and proportions. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Recognize how learning progressions based on fraction knowledge prepare students for conceptual work with ratios and proportions.
  • Solve fraction, ratio, and proportion problems in multiple ways.
  • Develop an awareness of student misconceptions related to fraction, ratio, and proportion and examine teacher strategies to resolve these misconceptions.

15 renewal units

Enrollment opens July 7, 2019.

Visit the STREAM: Ratios & Proportions (6-7) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

Montana Math Matters 2019

Building Positive Mathematical Identities through Posing Purposeful Questions

Join Montana Math Matters fifth year of statewide professional development. Participants will: Learn how to develop positive math identities within all of our students. Engage in the effective teaching practice of posing purposeful questions to assess and advance students’ reasoning and sense making on important mathematical ideas and relationships. Review the power of questioning, question types, and determine focusing vs. funneling questions. You will leave with access to math resources you can use in your classroom.

All K-12 teachers, student teachers, paraprofessionals and leaders are invited to attend.

MT AGATE Conference 2019 (G&T)

The 39th Annual MT AGATE Conference will be held in Bozeman.

DATE: February 28 and March 1
TIME: 8:00-4:00
Register at http://www.mtagate.org/

LOCATION: Best Western Plus GranTree Inn. 1325 N. 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715
If you are staying at the hotel, call by January 31 and ask for the AGATE rate: (406) 587-5261

COST:
Early Bird rate by Dec. 15: $225 full conference ($125 one-day)
Regular rate after Dec. 15: $250 full conference ($150 one-day)
After Feb. 15: add $25 late fee ($275 full conference / $175 one-day)

Parent voucher price: $60 – a limited number of waivers are available. Contact Joe Helbling (joehelbling09@gmail.com) for voucher information.

Rachel McAnallen

Known simply as “Ms. Math” to children and educators across the country, Rachel McAnallen has devoted her life to sharing the joy and beauty of mathematics with learners of all ages.

Rachel is an engaging presenter who will be sure you will leave the conference with ideas and strategies to use in your classroom on Monday morning.

Michael Clay Thompson

You will be inspired and energized by Michael’s passion for language, literature and gifted education. Michael has authored over 100 books and empowers educators to easily use instructional strategies and programs with confidence. Educators will gain practical ideas that can transform how you teach and how students learn.

Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics – Meeting 3

Catalyzing Change Winter Book Group!

We are excited to begin our book study on Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics this winter. Based on responses, we are going to host two optional gatherings for each reading. Feel free to pick the meeting time that works best for you and mark your calendar. We will be meeting via GoToMeeting, links are below. Earn two renewal units for each meeting attended. Please feel free to invite colleagues and friends you think may be interested. They can sign up here (goo.gl/NKzJQn) to receive reminders.

Buy your book today at NCTM online bookstore or read from the free Public Review Document online. (There are a few slight changes between the finalized text and the public review document.)

Last, NCTM created a Book Study Guide as a companion to the text (goo.gl/48jSmq). While we will not be following the guide directly, they do have helpful before, during, and after you read questions outlined for each section. Feel free to use this as a thought partner as you read. We may decide to take a look at some of the discussion questions posed to spark our conversations.

  Meeting Times: Reading for Session: Optional NCTM Book Study Guide Sessions:
Meeting 1 Sunday, January 27 7-8pm

OR

Wednesday, January 30 4-5pm

 

Link to GoToMeeting (goo.gl/7HD3ZE)

Introduction, The Purpose of School Mathematics, Creating Equitable Structures, Implementing Equitable Instruction p. (p. vii- p. 36) Session 1- 4 in guide
Meeting 2 Sunday, February 10, 7-8pm

OR

Wednesday, February 13 4-5pm

 

Link to GoToMeeting (goo.gl/7HD3ZE)

Essential Concepts in High School Mathematics (p.37- 81) Session 5- 7 in guide
Meeting 3 Sunday, February 24 7-8pm

OR

Wednesday, February 27 4-5pm

 

Link to GoToMeeting (goo.gl/7HD3ZE)

Organizing High School mathematics, Catalyzing Change: Next Steps, Conclusion (p. 83-94) Session 8-9 in guide

Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics – Meeting 3

Catalyzing Change Winter Book Group!

We are excited to begin our book study on Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics this winter. Based on responses, we are going to host two optional gatherings for each reading. Feel free to pick the meeting time that works best for you and mark your calendar. We will be meeting via GoToMeeting, links are below. Earn two renewal units for each meeting attended. Please feel free to invite colleagues and friends you think may be interested. They can sign up here (goo.gl/NKzJQn) to receive reminders.

Buy your book today at NCTM online bookstore or read from the free Public Review Document online. (There are a few slight changes between the finalized text and the public review document.)

Last, NCTM created a Book Study Guide as a companion to the text (goo.gl/48jSmq). While we will not be following the guide directly, they do have helpful before, during, and after you read questions outlined for each section. Feel free to use this as a thought partner as you read. We may decide to take a look at some of the discussion questions posed to spark our conversations.

  Meeting Times: Reading for Session: Optional NCTM Book Study Guide Sessions:
Meeting 1 Sunday, January 27 7-8pm

OR

Wednesday, January 30 4-5pm

 

Link to GoToMeeting (goo.gl/7HD3ZE)

Introduction, The Purpose of School Mathematics, Creating Equitable Structures, Implementing Equitable Instruction p. (p. vii- p. 36) Session 1- 4 in guide
Meeting 2 Sunday, February 10, 7-8pm

OR

Wednesday, February 13 4-5pm

 

Link to GoToMeeting (goo.gl/7HD3ZE)

Essential Concepts in High School Mathematics (p.37- 81) Session 5- 7 in guide
Meeting 3 Sunday, February 24 7-8pm

OR

Wednesday, February 27 4-5pm

 

Link to GoToMeeting (goo.gl/7HD3ZE)

Organizing High School mathematics, Catalyzing Change: Next Steps, Conclusion (p. 83-94) Session 8-9 in guide