Strong Start Math

About the Project

The Strong Start Math Project is a three-year collaboration of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In this project, MPS teachers of K5-Grade 3 participate as school-based teams with the goal of strengthening their mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical strategies. Building this cadre of teachers will ensure students in Kindergarten through Grade 3 begin their mathematics journey with a strong and robust mathematical foundation on a trajectory of success as learners of mathematics.

Goals

Goal 1

Deepen teacher knowledge of mathematical concepts, connections, and progressions for teaching the Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics.

Goal 2

Strengthen use of high-leverage mathematics teaching practices and research on children’s learning of mathematics in classroom instruction.

Goal 3

Build a strong mathematical foundation by developing understanding and fluency among young learners along mathematics learning trajectories.

School Year 2016-2017 Early Number, Operations, and Algebraic Thinking

General Documents

Slides & Handouts

Session 1: September 8Session 2: September 22
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Session 3: October 6thSession 4: October 20th
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Session 5: November 10Session 6: January 12
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Session 7: January 28Session 8: February 23
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Session 9: March 2Session 10: March 30
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Summer 2016 Early Number, Operations, and Algebraic Thinking

General Documents

Slides & Handouts

Session 1: June 20, 2016Session 2: June 21, 2016
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Session 3: June 22, 2016Session 4: June 23, 2016
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Session 5: June 24, 2016Session 6: June 27, 2016
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Session 7: June 28, 2016Session 8: June 29, 2016
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Session 9: June 30, 2016Session 10: July 1, 2016
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Funding

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Mathematics and Science Partnership Program, ESEA Title II, Part B, U.S. Department of Education

Contact Information

Project Members

Dr. DeAnn Huinker
Principal Investigator
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
huinker@uwm.edu

Dr. Gabriella Pinter
Co-Principal Investigator
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
gapinter@uwm.edu

Mr. Steve Akin
Co-Principal Investigator
Milwaukee Public Schools
akinsj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Peggy Kuhnz
Project Coordinator
UWM Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
kuhnzpa@uwm.edu

Pam Buhr
Assistant Project Coordinator
UWM Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
pbuhr@uwm.edu