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.

 

Virtual Office Hours

Join Michele and Jen to discuss and explore the recently revised Maine Learning Results for Mathematics.  We will meet January 20, February 10, March 17, April 28, and May 18, 2021, from 4:00-5:00 PM.  Come to one or all of the sessions.  Topics are listed below.  Email Jen Robitaille jennifer.r.robitaille@maine.gov or Michele Mailhot michele.r.mailhot@maine.gov for meeting links.

Date Topic
January 20, 2021 Overview of Process and Standards Format (Recording)
February 10, 2021 Quantitative Reasoning Strand (Card Sort Activity)
March 17, 2021 Algebraic Reasoning Strand (Card Sort Activity)
April 28, 2021 Geometric Reasoning Strand (Card Sort Activity)
May 18, 2021 Statistical Reasoning Strand (Card Sort Activity)

 

Professional Learning Opportunity

Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) professional learning session will be offered this summer with a follow up session in the fall.  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.  Dates for this Series are: 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, running from 8:00-11:00 AM each time and 9/29 from 3:30-7:00 PM.  Please plan to attend all 4 dates.  For registration information click here.

 

Continuity of Learning Resources

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