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3 Big Ideas for Montana Math!

Big Idea #1 - Stuck in a mathematical eddy? Join the STREAM!

STandards-Based Teaching Renewing Educators Across Montana (STREAM) offers over 25 online, mini-courses during the 2016-2017 school year.  Each module is designed to help K-12 mathematics teachers improve their knowledge of mathematics, deepen their understanding of our state standards, and engage their students in meaningful learning of mathematics. STREAM modules are free and teachers can earn 15 OPI renewal units for successful completion.  Interested?  Learn more about it at: STREAM Online Module Calendar 2017-2018 and STREAM Online Module Descriptions 2017-2018.

Big Idea #2 - High School Aviation Design Challenge - sign up today!

The General Aviation Manufactures Association (GAMA) host an annual competition, the Aviation Design Challenge, to promote STEM skills in U.S. high school students through aviation. Registration for the 2018 year is now open, sign up soon to secure a spot! The completion is open to 130 high schools. GAMA provides the curriculum and software. The winning team receives an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip to experience general aviation manufacturing firsthand. Learn more about the Aviation Design Challenge and register on their website

Big Idea #3 - Spice up the start of class with meaningful learning "My Favorite No"

Wanting to switch up your beginning of class routine? Want to build on your student’s growth mindsets? Watch Leah Alcala’s 8th grade classroom daily warm up – My Favorite No! Students learn that making mistakes does not mean failure. Teachers are able to give immediate feedback on common misconceptions. Great for all age math classrooms! 

Hope your school year is off to a great start! Please feel free to contact me with your math thoughts and questions at math@mt.gov.  Look out for the Math Virtual Professional Learning Community starting Tuesday, October 24th.

- Marisa Franklin, Mathematics Instructional Coordinator