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Grant Wood Area Education Agency

Teaching for Mathematics Understanding-Elementary

This is an opportunity to build a professional learning community with an emphasis on understanding the rationale for changes in mathematics. Schools who participate will develop a K-5 Lead Learning Math Team that will engage in sessions throughout the school year. The content will include assessment, problem solving, computation strategies, basic facts, number sense, multiple representations, manipulative materials, use of calculators, and communication.

Vicki Bachman
Curriculum Consultant

319-399-6776

Deb Cheney
Curriculum Consultant  

319-399-6548

Keith Stamp
Regional Administrator

319-399-6850


Teaching for Mathematics Understanding-Secondary

Teaching for Mathematics Understanding-SECONDARY is a three-year opportunity (beginning in fall 2007) to take what is known from research and put it into practice to improve 6-12 student achievement. Schools who participate will follow the Iowa “Every Student Counts” project four fundamental research-based components:  Teaching for Understanding, Problem-Based Instructional Tasks, Meaningful Distributed Practice and Assessment for Learning. Participating districts will also build learning communities that are engaged in the study of mathematics, mathematics instruction, and student achievement in mathematics through effective implementation of Iowa’s Professional Development Model.

Mike Bevelacqua
Curriculum Consultant

319-399-6469

Chuck Gustafson
Curriculum Consultant  

319-399-6764

Amy Keller
Curriculum Consultant  

319-399-6529

Susan Parker
Curriculum Consultant  

   319-399-6507

Keith Stamp
Regional Administrator

319-399-6850