MSMI's programs for educators, schools, and parents work in concert to help them help their students bridge the gap from arithmetic to school algebra. MSMI's
programs follow the National Mathematics Advisory Panel's recommendations
on "Critical Foundations for Algebra", centering around the main mathematical concepts of fractions, rational
numbers, and aspects of geometry that relate to Algebra 1. With its programs
aligned with Minnesota state standards and Common Core standards, MSMI
helps teachers, schools and parents lead their students to mastery of Algebra
1.MSMI
offers institutes and workshops for educators to increase their mastery of the
mathematics they teach. Presented in a 3 year curriculum, MSMI institutes
present the concepts that students find the most challenging: MSMI
also offers curriculum and professional development services to participating schools, helping them to build an ongoing professional development program MSMI also offers information to parents as they try to navigate the mathematical education needs of their children. Through parent workshops, parents will gain knowledge about mathematics e so they can guide their children on what math knowledge and skills are needed to succeed in middle school, high school, entering college and beyond, particularly in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. MSMI offers free talks for parents that provide them with a road map for their child's mathematical education. These talks help parents to understand the growing needs for mathematical fluency that their children will face, as well as to offer practical help in gaining that fluency. This material is designed to create alliances between parents, teachers and schools as they work together to provide the best mathematics education possible for students. |