Big Idea #1 - Collection of Online Tech Resources for Math

Looking for new digital math manipulatives for graphing, 3D-modeling, statistics projects, geometry, calculators, geoboards, pattern blocks, money and more? Check out the Control Alt Achieve webpage for an excellent collection of math digital manipulatives you can use with your students! There is a little something for everyone! Thank you, Becky Berg, from Billings for sharing this resource with us!

Big Idea #2 - Work with an amazing 7-12 STEM educator who deserves to be recognized?!

Nominate them for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST)!  This year the award is available to 7-12 STEM educators with 5 or more years of professional teaching experience. Recognize that person for their expertise and dedication to student learning. The winner receives $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation along with a trip to DC to meet other awardees. To nominate a teacher for the award simply go to the PAEMST website and fill out the short form. Nominations close March 1.

Big Idea #3 - Look for FREE ACT prep?

Check out EdReady’s Free ACT prep for Math and English. Teachers across Montana have found success in pairing this program with their ACT prep. EdReady Montana is there to help you set up you class and get the preparation going every step of the way! Learn more and sign up to get your students enrolled by visiting EdReady Montana’s webpage.

Upcoming Online Math Professional Development:

Three Week Online Math Courses: Reserve your spot TODAY by completing this google form ( or by enrolling directly on the Teacher Learning Hub. Learn more about these excellent, 15 renewal unit, facilitated courses created by professors at MSU, UM and teacher leaders across the state on the  STREAM Math course calendar and descriptions!

Courses starting December 2nd: You Decide How to Divide (3-5) and Linear Relationships (7-9).

Join the Montana Elementary Math Community (MEMC): Our goal is to build a community of Elementary educators across Montana that shares ideas, resources, questions, and inspiration for our math pedagogy. Dan Ries, Target Range Elementary in Missoula and Tom Redmon, Daly Elementary in Hamilton will be hosting our monthly virtual gatherings. Monthly meetings are held virtual using GoToMeeting with our next meeting on November 25 at 7 pm! Earn one renewal unit per meeting.  Sign up today (new link) to learn more about the community!

Math Question? Ideas? Contact Marisa Franklin Graybill at the Office of Public Instruction,

Marisa Franklin Graybill

Mathematics Instructional Coordinator, Montana Office of Public Instruction