MCTM Online Book Club

The 17th MCTM online book club will be starting soon!

This summer, we’ll be studying The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics: Rethinking Equity-Based Practices by Julia Aguirre, Karen Mayfield-Ingram, and Danny Bernard Martin  While the book has K-8 in the title as the classroom stories are from that grade band, the ideas and principles can be applied to all age levels. It is available at  There is no cost to join the book club, other than the cost of the book

The study will begin the week of June 25 and last 8 weeks.  Each week we’ll read and discuss one of the chapters.  Questions will be added to a google doc and emailed at the beginning of the week and you’ll have the week to read, reflect, and respond if you’d like.

If you would like to join or have additional questions, please contact Kevin Dykema at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will add you to the list of participants for this 17th book study.

I hope that many of you will join and learn more about equity in mathematics classrooms.

Kevin Dykema
MCTM Online Book Club Coordinator
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Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference

October 23, 2017 • Lansing Community College


The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) in conjunction with Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative (Mi)2 are excited to announce the 3rd annual joint  conference coming this fall.

Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration brings math educators, including general and special education teachers, interventionists, coaches, administrators, consultants and support staff, together for one day of learning and sharing together.

  • What instructional strategies do you use to address the wide range of learners in one classroom
  • How do you meet the needs of students with disabilities in special and general education settings
  • How do you communicate the needs of students to other colleagues who share in the education of those students
  • What are your tips for successful co-teaching
  • How do you support collaboration through school structure

We are proud to host Juli Dixon, University of Central Florida as our Keynote & Morning Institute Speaker

Keynote Session: Redefining Success: Supporting All Students to Reach Their Full Potential

Institute Session:  Information related to the individual sessions will be published here before July 15, 2017.




  MCEC and MCTM Members


  Not a MCEC or MCTM Member



Speaker Registration



Please direct questions to Kevin Dykema at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kate Fanelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Register for the 68th Annual - MCTM Institute and Conference at TCAPS - West Senior High School.

The Institutes will begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 with the two day Conference following on Wednesday and Thursday, July 26-27, 2017.  We are looking forward to this exciting event and hope that you will come join us this summer.  

Conference Information and Registration

Online registration is now open.  MCTM is honored to host Margaret Heritage and Jason Zimba as our two Keynote Speakers at the 2017 Conference.  For more information on the Keynotes select here. You can renew or become a member of MCTM through the online registration form.

Pricing for the 2017 Conference is listed below:

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1 Day
1 Day
2 Day
Members $115.00 $110.00 $160.00
Retired Member $65.00 $65.00 $95.00
Student Member $45.00 $45.00 $65.00
Non-Member $165.00 $160.00 $210.00

Late fee after July 12 - $25.00









Institute Sessions

The arrangements for the 2017 MCTM Institute is currently being finalized!   MCTM is proud to announce the Institute speakers are:  Margaret Heritage, Jason Zimba, Kristen Bieda, Joe Krajcik and Kate Fanelli.   For more information on the Institutes select here.

MCTM Speaker Proposals - has closed

The 2017 MCTM Conference Committee is reviewing the proposals for sessions at the conference in July.  Thank you to all that have submitted speaker proposals.

Conference Sessions

The sessions descriptions for the 2017 Conference are available.   Select here for the Conference Sessions.   Please feel free to print these pages if you would prefer a hard copy of the schedule.  

MCTM will not be publishing a catalog of the sessions this year, but instead have created a mobile app that you can use to help plan your days activities.  You can find more information here.... .  

Exhibitor Information

MCTM is currently accepting Exhibitor Applications the 2017 MCTM Conference.   If you have any questions about either the Exhibitor Form, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Conference Chair or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Exhibitor Chair.

Lodging and Attractions

MCTM has negotiating rates for accommodations with several hotels in Traverse City.    A list of these hotels and several low cost options has being compiled and can be found here.

For more information, please contact the MCTM Office at 734-477-0421.


Save the date for the 2016 DACTM-MDSTA Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2016

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Cousino High School
30333 Hoover Rd
Warren, MI 48093

Attend sessions and workshops, earn SCECHs (pending), visit our vendors, and network with colleagues! 


1:  Two rooms designated for "un-conference sessions" - participant driven topics determined the day of the event

2:  A free administrator only conference-within-a-conference

Participant registration begins in August, 2016

Visit the DACTM website for more details.

Questions?  Email Conference Chair Christine Kincaid Dewey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



PLTW_MIMathematics is part of the nationwide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) movement.  One initiative is Project Lead the Way.  Michigan has its own PLTW website.  Be sure to visit here for information on this curriculum which incorporates hands-on learning, research, and more.

Resources Available from Achieve

You may be familiar with Achieve, the educational organization created by a number of U.S. Governors to promote high standards and a higher-quality high school diploma.  Achieve has a number of projects in the works.  Two that pertain particularly to mathematics education are below.

American Diploma Project (ADP)

The American Diploma Project Network has 35 states working together to ensure that every high school graduate is prepared for college and careers.

MathWorks Advocacy Toolkit

The MathWork advocacy toolkit is available FREE to those looking for resources to promote the case that all students, regardless of their post-secondary plans, need rigorous mathematics courses throughout their high school years.  The toolkit includes fact sheets, electronic presentations, and other resources for a variety of audiences.


MathScienceCenterLogoThe Michigan Mathematics and Science Center Network lists a variety of the major mathematics projects around Michigan.  If you've been hearing about Algebra for All or EMATHS (for example), and wanted more information, be sure to visit this site.


NRC Science and Engineering Practices

Looking for the National Research Council's Science and Engineering Practices?  These are found on page 42 of the book, A Framework for K-12 Science Education:  Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012) by the Board on Science Education (BOSE).  The book can be found at the National Academies Press.

The 8 practices have considerable overlap with the CCSS-M, and are as follows:

  1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
  2. Developing and using models
  3. Planning and carrying out investigations
  4. Analyzing and interpreting data
  5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
  6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
  7. Engaging in argument from evidence
  8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information