Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Course

CSCI 582 Computer Science in the Classroom: Joy & Beauty of Data is a two-credit course that runs July 23-27, 2018.  A Gianforte Foundation grant pays the tuition and fees in addition to a $1000 stipend for Montana math and science teachers. The goal of the grant is to provide training for teachers in high schools who would be willing to set up a dual enrollment computer science course. That course already exists and is titled CSCI 127: Joy and Beauty of Computing.

Here is a link to the CSCI 582 flyer: 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Summer online course offerings

If you are looking for online courses this summer, here is a partial list of courses being offered around the state.

University of Montana Western is offering EDU 386 - Mathematics for K-8 Schools with Pedagogy II online.  Please contact Shay Kidd with questions.

MSU Billings is offering several courses online.  Please contact Mark Jacobson or Cori Day with questions.
  • M 242 - Methods of Proof
  • M 329 - Modern Geometry
  • M 105 - Contemporary Mathematics
  • M 121 - College Algebra
  • M 122 - College Trigonometry
  • M 143 - Finite Mathematics
  • STAT 216 - Introduction to statistics

Montana Tech is offering four online graduate courses for teachers interested in teaching at the college level or teaching dual credit courses in the high school.  Please contact Hilary Risser with questions.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

MCubed 2018

Hello everyone,
   Well the date for MCubed is set and registration is open.  This year, we have an exciting event planned for day 1 called a "Math Wrangle".  To learn more about this new event read here
Math Wrangle Where Mathematics Is a Spectator Sport Although the concept of a Math Wrangle is somewhat novel to participants and spectators in the United
We will have a catered lunch on Wednesday and enjoy lunch out on Thursday.  Like last year, we will have a social event in the evening on Wednesday.  We hope you will be able to join us for the third great year of MCubed.  All the information about this year is at the MCubed website:
  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

MCTM Board Election Results

Please join me in congratulating the following candidates on their election to the MCTM board:

Tom Redmon (Region 1, elementary)
Dave Thomas (Region 2, higher education)
Jake Warner (Region 3, high school)

These individuals will be installed at the June 26th board meeting in Butte.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Summer Camps at the Montana Learning Center

Montana Learning Center Summer Camps 2018
The Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake offers camps for students entering grades 1-12. Camp staff are certified teachers, many of whom are award-winning. The student to staff ratio is 1:8. Instructors and counselors are CPR & First Aid certified.

Campers experience exciting science activities and enjoy Canyon Ferry Lake and other outdoor environments.

For full camp descriptions, scholarship information and registration, visit our website at

Camp Discovery
Camp Discovery is a four-day, daytime only, camp for students entering grades 1-3. Campers are bused to the Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake from Helena Monday through Thursday.

Cost: $300. Includes lunch and snacks.

Engineering in Nature: June 25-28
Making Music: July 9-12
Rolling Things: July 16 – 19
Making Music: July 23 – 26
Rolling Things: July 30-August 2

Camp Young Naturalist Adventures
Camp Young Naturalist Adventures is a five-day overnight camp for students entering grades 4-6. Students arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave Thursday afternoon.

Cost: $450. Includes lodging and meals.

The Magic of Science:  June 24-28
The Wonder of Science: July 8-12
The Magic of Science: July 15 – 19
The Wonder of Science: July 22 – 26
The Magic of Science: July 29-August 2

Camp Innovations
Camp Innovations is a five-day overnight camp for students entering grades 7-9. Students arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave Thursday afternoon. Campers experience offsite fieldtrips, the night sky and tours in the Canyon Ferry Lake area and beyond.

Cost: $500. Includes lodging and meals.

Biology: July 8-12
Earth & Space: July 15 – 19
All-Girls STEAM Camp: July 22 – 26
Earth & Space: July 29-August 2

Extreme Yellowstone Expedition
Extreme Yellowstone Expedition is a five-day overnight camp for students entering grades 7-9. Camp dates are June 24-28, with students arriving and leaving in the afternoon. The American Explorers Basecamp in Paradise Valley will be the hub for lodging, science experiences and a jumping off point for excursions to Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Falls and Lamar Valley.

Cost: $1,000. Includes lodging and meals for five days.

Lewis & Clark Leadership Course
Lewis & Clark Leadership Course is an eight-day overnight camp for students entering grades 9-12. Camp dates are August 14- August 21. Campers experience the actual sites and scenes of Lewis and Clark’s journey of discovery. Activities include a canoe expedition through the wild and scenic Upper Missouri River and outdoor discovery training at the lake and in the Big Belt Mountains.

Cost: $1,699. Includes lodging and meals for eight days.

For full camp descriptions, scholarship information and registration, visit our website at

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Spring Math Matters Events

Dive deep into Growth Mindset and Productive Struggle
All teachers and leaders of Mathematics K-12 are welcomed

Whitehall: Saturday, March 10th
Glendive: Thursday, April 12th
Brockton: Saturday, April 14th
Fort Benton: Saturday, April 14th
Drummond: Saturday, April 28th

·        Learn how growth mindset affects achievement in mathematics
·        Learn strategies to promote student perseverance and productive struggle
·        Discuss strategies that can increase all student’s enjoyment of learning mathematics
·        Engage in math activities

Earn 6 OPI renewal units| Lunch will be provided| FREE

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