Mathematics

Galaxy image with statement Mathematics is everywhere and feet on a sidewalk with statement passion led us here.  Text in picture:  The ability to reason quantitatively, to persevere and solve problems, to construct logical arguments supported by precise models, and to critique the reasoning of others prepares students to engage with the wider world. Mathematics provides a means to understand the world, a lens through which logic, reasoning, and critical thinking can be developed.

 

Mathematics instruction supports Maine’s mathematics learning standards in grades Kindergarten through 12. The Maine Department of Education mathematics specialists offer free and open resources, tools, technical assistance and professional learning opportunities on instructional practices, learning progressions, assessment, and curriculum development.

 

**New Maine DOE Math Listserv**

The DOE Mathematics Specialists will use this NEW listserv to share upcoming events, opportunities, and information with Maine educators.  The first announcements will be coming late summer/early fall.  We hope that you will subscribe to receive quarterly newsletters and to hear about current events and opportunities in Maine mathematics.  To subscribe go to the DOEMATH Listserv registration page.

 

Professional Learning Opportunities

The table below provides a list of the current available professional learning opportunities for the school year 2021-2022.  Each event has multiple training dates available to better accommodate your schedules.  Please take note of the dates you are registering for.  Some offerings are series of dates; please plan to attend all the dates in the series.  The table will be updated as more opportunities become available.  For any questions about the professional learning opportunities listed below or for additional professional learning needs please email Michele Mailhot or Jen Robitaille.

 

Event/Cost

Description Contact Hours Dates/Time Registration Link

Early Mathematical Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) 

(no cost)

The goal of this Series is to provide you with experiences, information, and resources to guide you in the areas of diagnostic assessment, identifying students' mathematical needs, and developing knowledge of instructional strategies that have an impact on students' mathematical learning.  We will focus on the Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview for grades PK-5. Time will be spent on the EMDI tool, assessment, and scoring, as well as many routines, strategies, and learning trajectories for elementary mathematics. Please plan to attend all 4 virtual dates. 

For more information, email Jen Robitaille at jennifer.r.robitaille@maine.gov.

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Winter Series 

Tuesdays 3:30-6:30 PM, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, and 3:30-7:00 PM Jan. 11

EMDI

Winter Series Registration

Spring Series 

Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 PM, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, and 3:30-7:00 PM May 4

EMDI

Spring Series Registration

the Math Pact: Achieving Instructional Coherence Within and Across the Grades 

(no cost)

This 5-part virtual professional learning opportunity is specifically designed for a team/sub-team of a school leadership team consisting of 4-6 members (which includes at least one administrator) to support the development and implementation of a mathematics whole school agreement.  This opportunity will utilize the book series the Math Pact: Achieving Instructional Coherence Within and Across Grades by Karen Karp, Barbara Dougherty, and Sarah Bush, which will be provided to your team at no cost.  Please plan for your team to attend all 5 virtual dates. 

For more information, email Michele Mailhot at michele.r.mailhot@maine.gov.

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Series A 

Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, and Nov. 17

the Math Pact

Registration closed

Series B 

Thursdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, and Nov. 18

the Math Pact

Registration closed

Series C 

Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Mar. 30, Apr. 12, April 27, May 11, May 25

the Math Pact

Series C Registration

Series D 

Thursdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Mar. 31, Apr. 14, Apr. 28, May 12, May 26

the Math Pact

Series D Registration

The Mathematics Standards: A Vertical Articulation 

(no cost)

This one 3-hour virtual session will provide an overview of the standards review process and the K-12 vertical progression of concepts within the 4 strands (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebraic Reasoning, Geometric Reasoning, and Statistical Reasoning) of Maine’s Learning Results. 

For more information, email Michele Mailhot at michele.r.mailhot@maine.gov or Jen Robitaille at jennifer.r.robitaille@maine.gov

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October 27, 2021

(Wednesday) 

Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Math Standards Registration

January 12, 2022 

(Wednesday) 

Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

May 5, 2022 

(Thursday) 

Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm 

 

Continuity of Learning Resources

https://www.maine.gov/doe/continuityoflearning/mathematics