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 Opportunity

**NEW** MLR: Mathematics K-12 Vertical Progression of Standards professional learning session will provide an overview of the standards revision process, the recently revised mathematics standards and progressions, and how this information can support your work while reviewing your curriculum and curriculum materials. The session will be provided virtually. This one day session will be offered on 8/10/2021 running from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm. For more information, email Michele Mailhot at michele.r.mailhot@maine.gov no later than 8/6/2021.

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. 

The Math Pact - Mathematics Whole School Agreement professional learning will be provided this fall.  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.  Please plan to attend all 5 virtual sessions.  Series A - Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, and Nov. 17.  Series B - Thursdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, and Nov. 18.  Priority for registration will be given to Tier III identified schools and their DOE school coaches.  Please plan for your team to attend all 5 dates. For more information, email Michele Mailhot at michele.r.mailhot@maine.gov.

 

Continuity of Learning Resources

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