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University courses are offered to teachers of the Milwaukee Public Schools to facilitate professional growth in teaching mathematics. These courses are often cotaught by University faculty and Mathematics leaders from MPS, ensuring high quality content and district relevance to the participants. New for 20122013, the "Academic Coach  Mathematics" (ACM) page lists files and handouts from their monthly meetings. The "Math Alliance" project is a threeyearcollaboration between regular and special education teachers in grades 4 to 9 to build their mathematics content knowledge. The Common Core Leadership in Mathematics (CCLM) project develops school and district teacher leaders to support the transition to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. It is a collaborative effort of the Milwaukee Public Schools, Wauwatosa School District, School District of South Milwaukee, MequonThiensville School District, and the University of WisconsinMilwaukee. This project ran in 20112012. The CCSS Page has handouts related to the "Common Core State Standards for Math" courses. The IHE Network was formed to help improve the quality of teacher education programs at many of the institutions of higher education throughout southeastern Wisconsin, both private and public. Quality instruction will lead to greater mathematics understanding and achievement in the students of this area. Mathematics educators from MATC and UWM have been devising strategies to help prepare high school students for successful enrollment in college mathematics courses by sponsoring free talks, developing placementtest study guides, and conducting research through the Transition to College Mathematics initiative. Teams of Mathematicians, Mathematics Educators, and the TeachersinResidence worked collaboratively in "Design Teams" to develop or revise curriculum taught to preservice Education majors with a Mathematics Focus Area. The "Math Fellows" program was targeted to teachers in grades 58 who wished to improve their understanding of key topics in mathematics by enrolling in courses specially geared for them through the UWM. Completion of the program resulted in a certificate of recognition from MPS and qualifed the teachers to have a "mathematics minor" notation added to their University transcript. Occurring in 2007 and 2008, the "Developing Geometric Knowledge for Teaching" project was founded to support elementary and middle school (K8) teachers in studying the big ideas of geometry aligned to the Wisconsin Assessment Framework. Click on the links above for detailed information on each of these topics.


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