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 Spring Symposium

  • April 23, 2020
  • Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center – Duluth, MN



April 23rd, 2020
Lead by Marcy Wood
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center – Duluth, MN

Task Structures for Better Student Engagement

Participants will explore the five main task structures that support students in learning mathematics in groups. We will have opportunities to experience each task and to modify tasks to meet the needs of your students. Books will be offered for K-4 and 5-12.


Marcy B. Wood, PhD, is an award-winning educator, author, and researcher. She was an elementary school teacher in Albuquerque, NM before earning her doctorate from Michigan State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Department Head in the College of Education at the University of Arizona. Marcy has conducted invited workshops across the United States and internationally for teachers from kindergarten through high school and for university faculty, including a sequence of workshops for Minnesota’s very own Mahtomedi Public Schools. She is a co- author of Smarter Together! Collaboration and Equity in the Elementary Math Classroom, a best-selling book on groupwork in mathematics classrooms.

Ross Taylor Mathematics Education and Leadership Scholarship

The Ross Taylor Mathematics Education and Leadership Scholarship is awarded by the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics to a mathematics educator for the purpose of attending the annual Ross Taylor Mathematics Education and Leadership Symposium. Nominations can be made for a colleague or for oneself. Check it out in Scholarship and Grants.

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