Math - Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency



Sandra Campie 
Consultant-Quality Learning
Phone: 563-344-6341
Heather Cousins
Quality Learning Consultant
Phone: 563-344-6409
Linda Mannhardt 
Consultant-Quality Learning
Phone: 563-344-6524
Shannon Pasvogel
Quality Learning Consultant
Phone: 563-344-3417
Judith Spitzli
DE Math Consultant
Phone: 515-281-3874

Program Description:
The K – 12 Mathematics Program provides support to all districts and schools to improve student mathematics performance as defined by the Iowa Core Mathematics Standards. The program offers professional development, consultation and coaching for educators to assist in meeting district level and building level needs in the area of mathematics curriculum development, implementation, and/or evaluation. This professional development includes the alignment of effective instruction with appropriate assessment. The program provides workshops and training on scientifically research based instructional strategies or interventions to improve student learning related to K – 12 mathematics.

Programs Available:

    • Transitioning to Iowa Core Mathematics Summer Institutes and make-up sessions available for grades 3-5, 6-8 and high school teachers during the 2012-13 school year. Assistance in the k-2 transition is available upon request.
    • E2T2 Cognitive Tutor and MATHia project is available for support in AEA 9 districts.

Agency Goal:
Increase the percentage of low socioeconomic, minority, and individualized education program students achieving math proficiency in grades 4, 8, and 11.

Common Core Mathematics
Iowa Core Mathematics

Iowa and/or U.S. Department of Education Links:
Iowa Department of Education

US Department of Education

Online Journals/Publications:
Research, News, and Advocacy
Mathematical Sciences Education Board
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics

NCTM Position Statements


ICTM: Iowa Council for Teachers of Mathematics
NCTM: National Council for Teachers of Mathematics

Meaningful Distributed Practice, Problem Based Instructional Tasks (Middle School)
Meaningful Distributed Practice, Problem Based Instructional Tasks (High School)

Tools for Common Core Implementation :

  • Illustrative Mathematics The illustrative mathematics project is designed to be a data base of problems directly linked to the Common Core standards to help teachers understand the types of experiences that are appropriate at each grade level.
  • William McCollum’s Common Core Blog is designed to give readers additional information on implementing the Common Core Mathematics Standards. Progression documents are to be used in tandem with the standards documents and are found here.
  • Inside Mathematics is a professional resource for k-12 educators who are passionate about improving student achievement. There are resources to use in the classroom as well as videos of implementation and teacher reflection.

Relevant Websites:

  • NCTM Illuminations The Illuminations Project is designed to illuminate the vision for school mathematics described in NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.. The links provide educator’s with quality lessons to implement in any curriculum.
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives This is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for K – 12 mathematics instruction.
  • Shodor Education Foundation.Inc. The Shodor Foundation is a non-profit research and education organization dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically through the use of modeling and simulation technologies.
  • Math Forum The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics education. This site provides resources, materials, and activities that enrich and support teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world.
  • What Works Clearinghouse The current nationwide emphasis on ensuring that all students and schools meet high standards has increased the demand for evidence of "what works" in education. As a decision-making tool, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) helps the education community locate and recognize credible and reliable evidence to make informed decisions. The What Works Clearinghouse was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.
  • Internet Content for the Classroom provides quality educational resources to teachers and students. Developed by experts in their fields, these standards-based resources include lessons plans, web resources and interactive links.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence This government site provides a collection of research sites and links to lessons and ideas to support K – 12 mathematics.
  • US Department of Education

Additional Information:
Vendor discounts for math and science materials


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