Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics

An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
The MCTM is an organization of professionals dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of meaningful mathematics for all students by supporting educators in their efforts to improve mathematics instruction.

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All sessions are archived and materials are available until March 2022

This year's Keynote Speakers:

  • Author, Tracy Zager #BecomingMath
  • NCTM's President, Trena Wilkerson

Featured speakers:

  • Geoffrey Krall, author of Necessary Conditions
  • Raj Shah, founder of Math Plus
  • Linda Levi, author and Director of the CGI Math Teacher Learning Center, Linda will be leading the Cognitively Guided Instruction strand for the conference.
  • Kristopher Childs, Teaching for Social Justice
  • Christopher Danielson, local author and creator of Math-On-A-Stick
  • Jim Brickwedde, Project for Elementary Mathematics 
  • Minnesota's very own Terry Wyberg and Christy Pettis!


 Friday, April 16th Saturday, April 17th
Live Keynote at 6pm: Tracy Zager, author of Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

Pre-recorded sessions available for your viewing: Session Descriptions

Interact with other attendees on the online platform with a social hour to start at 5pm.

Live Keynote to end our day at 4:15pm: Trena Wilkerson, NCTM's President

LIVE Session Descriptions and Schedule!

Pre-recorded sessions available all day - Session Descriptions

Interact with other attendees on the online platform.

Are you interested in presenting?  Apply Here

Financial Assistance available through MCTM Foundation. 

Speaker Highlight: Dr. Kristopher Childs Session Title: Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice; Description: This session will provide you with the opportunity to make sense of students' current mathematic experience, experience a reimagined mathematics experience focused on social justice, and learn the key components to recreate this experience in your educational environment.

2020 MCTM Spring Conference

  • April 24, 2020
  • April 25, 2020
  • Duluth, MN

Keynote Speakers:

Friday Keynote: Dr. Raj Shah

Five Keys to Making Math Irresistible

Learn five principles to make math irresistible for kids. We will explore why students lose interest in math and how we can spark curiosity and increase engagement. In addition, you’ll learn the key requirements to crafting an experience that encourages productive struggle. Finally, we discuss techniques to promote meaningful student discourse.

The keynote will feature a combination of stories and math activities so you’ll see and feel what “fun” math can be like. In the process, we will highlight several keys to sparking student curiosity, encouraging productive struggle, and promoting meaningful student discourse.

About Dr. Shah

Dr. Raj Shah has always had an affinity for math. His passion is making math irresistible for students. Powered by his love of math, he earned a Ph.D. in Physics in 1999 which led him to a career in R&D at Intel. In 2008, he quit his job and founded Math Plus Academy, an after-school STEM enrichment program for kids from 5 – 14 years old. Dr. Shah believes that everyone can enjoy math, develop strong number sense, and become a persistent problem solver.

He is a founding member of The Global Math Project which has helped bring joyful math to over 5 million students around the globe. He also contributes his time to Math Teacher Circles and the Julia Robinson Math Festival.

Saturday Keynote: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

The 2020 NCTM President Elect. More information to come.

2020 Spring Conference Schedule
Thursday, April 23rd    
7:00-9:00 p.m. Registration. Some exhibits open.
CONNECT Annual Event 
Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
Gooseberry Falls
Friday, April 24th    
7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. First-Timers Orientation Registration Area
8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote - Please sit with your Region Ballroom J/K
9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sessions/Workshops Various Rooms
12:15-1:15 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Closed for Lunch
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch Ballroom J/K
1:15-5:45 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
1:30-5:00 p.m. Sessions/Workshops Various Rooms
4:00-5:00 p.m. MinnMATYC Open Forum and Annual Meeting Harbor Side 205
5:15-6:00 p.m. Regional Meetings MCTM
Various Rooms
5:45-7:00 p.m. Presidents' Reception Ballroom J/K
7:15-8:45 p.m. Delegate Assembly Harbor Side 3rd Floor
Saturday, April 25th
7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Registration and Some Exhibits Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sessions/Workshops Various Rooms
10:35-11:05 a.m. MinnMATYC Open Forum Ballroom L
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. MinnMATYC Annual Business Meeting Ballroom L
12:45 p.m.

Keynote -
Door Prizes following the Saturday Keynote Presentation. Must be present to win. Place name tag in box as you enter for lunch.

Ballroom J/K


Task Structures for Better Student Engagement


Lodging - Conference and Symposium participants are responsible for their lodging.
Duluth Hotel Information

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