State Math Supervisor

From the State Math Supervisor

Once again, Iowa mathematics educators did not disappoint! Record numbers attended the 2018 ICTM Conference to hear Bill McCallum speak! We have also seen an impressive number of educators taking the Number Sense Courses. Now, as this goes to print, Kendal Hunt, an Iowa based company will have the “certified” copy of the Illustrative resource. So many exciting things happening in Iowa with mathematics and for impact on students!

On April 11, 2019, Dr. Robert Berry, the current NCTM

president will be in Iowa to present to the Statewide leadership team for mathematics. He will be presenting on access and equity. Dr. Berry was one of the authors of Principles to Actions.

I would encourage us all to work through the two modules that are part of the Principles to Actions Toolkit. There are two on the Guiding Principles of Equity and Access. One is Equitable Pedagogy and the other is Using Identity and Agency to Frame Access and Equity .

Just released: Professional learning modules on implementing the Mathematics Standards. Now available through the AEA Learning Online System :

  • ●  Standards and Enacted Curriculum - Module 1

  • ●  Instructional Practices - Module 2

  • ●  Instructional Materials - Module 3

The modules may also be taken as part of a self-paced course for license renewal credit (fee required). Search for the modules using these directions: English Language Arts/Literacy or Mathematics .

For questions, contact April Pforts (Mathematics) at (515) 314-6243 or , or Deborah Cleveland (AEA Learning Online) at .

Call to Action: Consider becoming an advocate for access and equity and the standards by doing the modules listed above and tweeting it out! Be sure to tag @iowamath @apriliowamath #iowamath .

April Pforts

State Supervisor of Mathematics

Iowa Department of Education Questions or comment, feel free to email me at

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