The goal of the mathematics department here at the State Department of Education
is to provide assistance to parents, educators, administrators, students, and the
community in issues pertaining to mathematics. We promote opportunities for students
to gain a deep understanding of mathematics concepts so they can apply that knowledge
in K-12, post secondary institutes, and the work force. Please contact us if you
have comments or questions regarding material that is posted on this website.
Region 3 MTI Unit Study
The unit study dates for 2013-14 have been set and emailed to administrators of participating districts/schools in Cohorts 1 and 2. Please contact Keith Krone at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Oct 8, MTI Unit Study 3, Location TBD
- Oct 10, MTI Unit Study 3, Location TBD
- Nov 14, MTI Unit Study 5, Location TBD
- Dec 5, MTI Unit Study 5, Location TBD
- Feb 13, MTI Unit Study 4, Location TBD
- Feb 20, MTI Unit Study 4, Location TBD
- May 29, MTI Unit Study 5, Location TBD
- May 30, MTI Unit Study 5, Location TBD
Orchestrating Productive Teaching: Statewide Regional Mathematics Academies
The Idaho State Department of Education is partnering with institutions of higher education across the state to host three Statewide Regional Mathematics Academies this year. These free, two-day conferences will focus on professional development in mathematics for K-12 teachers. The emphasis will be on orchestrating productive teaching. Dr. Brad Findell from The Ohio State University, who helped develop the Idaho Core Standards - Mathematics that Idaho chose to adopt in 2011, will be a featured keynote speaker. If you have questions, please contact Tena Welfring at
Here are details on the Statewide Regional Mathematics Academies:
- Northern Idaho: October 18-19, 2013 in Coeur d’Alene. Registration is now open! Visit
https://mathcda.eventbrite.com to register for the Region 1 Academy.
- Eastern Idaho: November 15-16, 2013 in Pocatello. Registration will open September 30. Check back for a link to registration.
- Southern Idaho: February 28-March 1, 2014 in Twin Falls. Registration will open January 6. Check back for a link to registration.
Blaine County MTI Workshops
For more information, please contact Keith Krone at
(*NOTE: These workshops are the same as the SDE Spring CCSS Workshops that were held in Twin Falls in Feb and March 2013.)
- Jan 9-10, 2014
9 am to 3 pm each day (Lunch on your own Noon-1:00)
Wood River High School, Hailey (Distance Learning Lab)
Max 30 per workshop
Duane Peck, Boise State University, Facilitator
- Jan 9 – Grades K-2 Composing and Decomposing Numbers
Participants will investigate the importance of understanding the structural components of number and engage in tasks that emphasize these components during the morning session. All of these tasks can easily be used with students back in the classroom. Student work will be evaluated in the afternoon session. Participants will practice a method of using student misconceptions to address reasoning and justification in the classroom (Practice Standard 3).
- Jan 10 – Grades 3-5 Using the Structural Components of Number to Understand the Fraction Standards in the CCSS-M
Reading and understanding the fraction standards in the CCSS-M can be a daunting task. This interactive session will use the structural components of number and potential models to assist participants understand the fraction standards in Grades 3-5. Participants will also practice a method of using student misconceptions with fractions to address reasoning and justification in the classroom (Practice Standard 3).
2012 MTI Webinars
The 2012 MTI webinars are designed to support school personnel in implementing the
concepts and instructional strategies from the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction
(MTI) course. In addition, the webinars focus on building familiarity and understanding
of the Idaho Core Standards - Mathematics (CCSS) by examining strategies, models and contexts
that support their implementation.
2012 MTI Webinars »
Registration information available at
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