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Promote more powerful and productive mathematics conversations and instruction in your schools

Collaborate in planning for instruction, leading mathematically intense conversations, and using video to develop a keen eye for the essence of the mathematics in lessons.

Be Present, Nurture the Community, Create Space and Energy for Change & Transformation, Encourage Others in the Act of Self-Discovery

Our Mission

The Delaware Mathematics Coalition’s mission is to identify, endorse, and design high quality synergistic professional learning opportunities and experiences that support the actualization of research-based norms for teaching and learning mathematics.

As an organization, the Coalition advocates and supports at the state and district levels for the implementation of these practices in every classroom so that all students gain the mathematics proficiency necessary to graduate having successfully completed a rigorous, meaningful twenty-first century education that prepares them for careers, college, and citizenship.

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Math Professional Learning Opportunities

BTC Book Study

Next Session: 5/21/24

Teachers of mathematics in Grades 4-8 are invited to apply to participate in an intensive study of the strategies in Peter Liljedahl’s book Building a Thinking Classroom in Mathematics. The experiences will be grounded in lessons from the Illustrative Mathematics Program.

We will unpack target lessons, engage in intentional planning, and focus on ways to deepen students’ understanding of the intended learning goal while skillfully employing strategies from the book. Participants will engage in three virtual sessions during the spring, one session during the summer, and two sessions in the fall of 2024. A $ 500 stipend will be provided to participants who engage in the six virtual sessions, submit their project-based artifacts, and present their stories in the BTC Video Showcase held during the 2024-2025 academic year.

DIME 2.0 Series

Next Session: 5/30/24

Delaware school and district administrators and their math leadership teams are invited to join us for the DIME 2.0 virtual series. DIME is designed to support district and school-based administrators in their efforts to identify, disrupt, and address long-standing barriers to academic success in mathematics. Facilitators include leaders from the DMC, UD School Success Center, DDOE, and Delaware districts. Session topic include Challenging Elitism in School Mathematics, Redefining What it Means to Be Good at Mathematics, Amplifying Opportunity & Access for Every Learner of Mathematics, Addressing Systems Level Barriers to Success in Mathematics, and Promoting a Love of Teaching & Learning Mathematics.

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Professional Learning & Leadership

Be Present, Nurture the Community, Create Space and Energy for Change & Transformation, Encourage Others in the Act of Self-Discovery.

What Educators are saying about our programs.

“I have found a community that truly connects critical mathematics education research to concrete practice. We reflect on content in a way that deepens my own understanding and connections of important mathematical ideas, discuss pedagogical moves that we can use to encourage student thinking and agency within our classrooms, and focus on how we can become better teacher leaders in our building.” (TRU-Math Participant: RBS, 2017)
RBS, 2017
TRU-Math Participant
"The opportunity for new teachers to be a part of the same training (LCL) with experienced teacher leaders and coaches is a unique and powerful opportunity that exemplifies the type of equity across a learning community that is a foundational focal component of the training."
2018 Participant
“Watching and reflecting on the classroom video reminded me of how powerful our work around video analysis has been. I am noticing myself watching videos and focusing more on the math and how the students are engaging in the math. It is so important to encourage all math teachers to think about what the learning goals of each lesson are and how are the students engaging in the math and what are students grappling with.”
LCL Participant

Leadership Coaching Lab Project

The promise of Leadership Coaching Lab is to build a robust mathematics community in which the role of coaches, specialists, and teacher leaders is public and itself the focus of study among colleagues. We will emphasize our role in engaging colleagues in planning for instruction, leading mathematically intense conversations, and using video to develop a keen eye for the essence of the math in lessons.

New Normal PBL Academy [Math Camp!]

Led by experienced mathematics professional developers and teachers with expertise in problem-based learning, the New Normal professional learning academy supports the evolving content and pedagogical needs of the problem-based enthusiasts in secondary and post-secondary schools.

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