Current Happenings-Denver Circle

Rocky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle
Engaging with the Standards of Mathematical Practice
from the Common Core

Come join other middle-level teachers and mathematicians as we work together to develop capacity with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Summer 2015 – We’re having an exciting combined workshop with the Northern Colorado Math Teachers’ Circle, which will be in Winter Park, CO from June 22-26.  See

for more information and an application form…

Academic Year 2014- 2015

There is no cost to attend, and we have scholarship funding to cover the cost of graduate credit or CEUs.

General Description: With the advent of the Common Core, many teachers are being asked to teach mathematics in ways that differ significantly from how they learned it.  We provide an opportunity for teachers to experience mathematical problem solving as learners.  Teachers will develop their own facility with using the Standards of Mathematical Practice from the Common Core while working on engaging mathematical activities.  Problems will be selected from many areas of mathematics – geometry, number and operation, algebra, and probability and statistics.  We also have ongoing discussions related to implementing problem solving and the Standards of Mathematical Practice in the classroom.

Elements of this overall program:

•Participating in a learning community focused on mathematics

•Learning mathematics through rich tasks that provide the opportunity to expand one’s own mathematical understanding

•Focus on the Mathematical Practices and 21st Century Skills

Audience: While each workshop has an “intended audience”, teachers from outside this grade-band are also welcome to attend.  ”Middle-Level” workshops are aimed at teachers of grades 5-10.

Location: All workshops will be held on the Downtown Denver Campus in Academic Building 1, outside of Room 4125.  This is the new building at 1201 Larimer St., at the corner of Speer and Larimer, just off Auraria Parkway.

Times: Sessions run from 8:30 am-noon on the dates listed.  Lunch and informal discussions follow each session.

Credit Options: Graduate credit and CEUs are available.

Dates: The Middle-Level Strand meets on the following Saturdays (generally first Saturday per month).

Spring 2015: Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2

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