UNI helping to improve mathematical instruction

November 18, 2011

Melissa Reade, program assistant, mathematics and assistant director of communications and operations, Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics, 319-273-3820, melissa.reade@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics (CTLM) is supporting elementary math teachers by offering "Making Sense Professional Development" courses. These high quality, research-based courses are intended to improve teacher practice in order to enhance student learning.

To create these classes, a team of course developers from across Iowa collaborated to discuss the many factors that create a quality education. All courses are aligned with the Iowa Core, Common Core State Standards and Iowa Professional Development Model. The CTLM also provides training for principals to ensure support of teachers working to improve mathematical instruction.

Through these courses, teachers develop a deeper understanding of mathematics, increase knowledge for teaching, implement practices based on the current standards for mathematical practice and improve their own means of instruction. As a result, students also develop a deeper understanding of mathematics and improve their own level of achievement.

To register for any of these courses, visit www.uni.edu/ctlm. For additional information, contact Melissa Reade, assistant director of communications and operations at the CTLM, at 319-273-3820 or melissa.reade@uni.edu.