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Check out the RIMTA Winter Newsletter 2015 
and the ATMNE Winter Newsletter! They are both jam-packed with instructional ideas, professional development opportunities and information about regional happenings! Don't miss out!

RIMTA's Spring Meeting, Thursday, May 14, 2015, 4:00-8:00 p.m.  
        Twelve Acres, 445 Douglas Pike Smithfield RI 

Explore ideas and make connections to the book 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Discussions.  Deepen your understanding of how to plan for and structure productive discussions and use a task analysis guide to evaluate tasks from your grade. and  Shawn Towle is a national presenter for the Connected Mathematics Project developed at Michigan State University. He is a regular presenter at the CMP Users' conference as well as the summer Getting to Know CMP workshops and other conferences. Shawn is a 2009 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and is a long-time member of NCTM, NCSM, TODOS, and CPAM. Shawn is currently the web-editor for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and represents the Eastern 1 region on the NCTM Affiliate Services Committee…will be the keynote speaker and is leading the evening’s activities.

RIMTA's Elementary Math Leaders Group was established this fall.  New members (participating in person OR electronically) are welcomed and encouraged.   Friday, April 10 9:00-3:00 the group will focus on understanding and supporting the K-6 progression of various key models and topics across the Common Core: fractions, number lines, tape diagrams, place value models, building number sense and transitioning from nontraditional to traditional algorithms.  Group members will have access to presentation materials on all 6 topics that are developed at the meeting.  To join the group or attend a meeting, please contact gkilday@gmail.com  REGISTER HERE for the April 10th Meeting.

Congratulations to the recipients of RIMTA's NCTM Registration Raffles at the Rhode Shows and to the general membership!  We are sure they will enjoy the NCTM Annual Meeting in Boston this April!
   * Lisa Biswas
   * Laurie Fortier
   * Emily Larmer
   * Beth Hurst
   * Kimberly McKay
   * Pat Tolento

RIMTA's Winter RHODE SHOW: Assessment of SMP 3 and 6 and Productive Mathematics Discussions January 29th at NEIT was a great success. Thanks to all who helped make this a success.

JANUARY 2015 - Check out an opportunity for scoring edTPAs on the Professional Development Page.

Thanks to everyone who made the Fall Meeting a tremendous success! Some people were interested in the Random Name Generator used for the raffle. It is a free site at http://primaryschoolict.com/random-name-selector/#

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Note the updated links on the Common Core and Other Standards page to the left to support you as you prepare for the upcoming school year. Let us know if there are other resources that would be useful to include!

A RIMTA membership gives you membership to both RIMTA and ATMNE (Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England). You will receive discounts on RIMTA and ATMNE conferences and events, access to the RIMTA listserv, a quarterly RIMTA newsletter, ATMNE newsletter and journal providing you with information on what's new in math education, NCTM, frameworks, Common Core State Standards, RIMTA contests and grants, Math League results, conferences, math sites, and much, much more!

Membership in a professional organization is also helpful on Teacher Evaluations!

The purposes of the Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association are:

  • to promote an active interest in mathematics and its applications
  • to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and materials related to the instruction of mathematics
  • to work for the improvement of mathematics instruction at all levels
  • to further the cooperative study of problems related to the teaching of mathematics at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college level