Category Archives: Mathematics

Maine Department of Education invites all teachers of mathematics to attend a regional professional development session

Connecting Mathematics Instruction to Support Student Engagement and Understanding: Digging into the Content K-12


Michele Mailhot, Maine DOE Mathematics Specialist

Cheryl Tobey, Maine DOE Mathematics Specialist


These two full-day sessions will focus on the K-12 progression of learning within given topics.

During these sessions participants will:

  • develop an understanding of how students’ knowledge and skills develop over time
  • investigate the learning progressions within the K-12 standards
  • connect the mathematics teaching practices to support instructional strategy choices
  • try related instructional strategies in their classrooms
  • bring back student work to examine
  • identify student and teacher indicators of practice

Participants are encouraged to have copies of:

Participants will be provided a copy of the following for their indicated grade span (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school):

Cost: $155.00 per person which includes coffee, lunch, and materials.  Registration and full payment is required prior to attendance at the first session. Payments must be received by December 16, 2016. No Purchase Orders Accepted.

Use this link to sign up for a session closest to you!

An email confirmation will be sent within a week of receiving your payment. Confirmed registrations are nonrefundable.

Make checks payable to: Treasurer, State of Maine

Mail payment to:                      

Maine Department of Education

Attn: Carole King

23 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

Time: Registration and coffee begins at 8:00, Session: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location Dates Grade Span
Presque Isle, Northern Maine Community College, 33 Edgemont Drive Wednesday: January 25, 2017

Tuesday: May 2, 2017

Brewer, Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Road Friday: January 27, 2017

Thursday: May 4, 2017

Saco, Ramada Inn, 352 North Street Tuesday: January 31, 2017

Wednesday: April 26, 2017

Farmington, UMF, 111 South Street (North Dining Hall) Thursday: February 2, 2017

Friday: April 28, 2017


Maine Department of Education announces the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching State Finalists

Maine DOE is honored to announce the four state finalists for the 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science (PAEMST). The 2016 cycle recognizes elementary teachers.

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2016 fall assessment workshops – MAARS & SAT reporting systems

Training for the Maine Assessment and Accountability Reporting System (MAARS – replacing iServices) and redesigned SAT are now scheduled and will be held in various locations (Portland, Waterville, Bangor, Lewiston, Presque Isle) during the week of October 31.

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Districts asked to designate assessment coordinator

The following Priority Notice was distributed on Wednesday, Sept. 7 to superintendents requesting they identify a district assessment coordinator to coordinator and ensure a successful administration of the 2016-17 State assessments.

Dear Superintendents,

As we begin another school year, your district will again identify individuals in key roles in the NEO Staff System. On behalf of the assessment team, I am asking you to consider carefully your choice of the individual designated as the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC). While the DAC may not be directly responsible for all the details associated with the various assessments, the Maine DOE will count on this individual to be familiar with all State assessments in order to help address any issues that may occur.

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Maine STEM Summit and grant competition for educators

Maine DOE encourages educators to attend the upcoming Maine STEM Summit on Friday, Nov. 18 at Colby College in Waterville. This summit will provide an opportunity to foster discussion, engagement, and innovation across the education, workforce, and technology sectors of Maine. This year, K-12 educators are encouraged to apply for the first annual STEM Education Innovation Challenge Grant Competition to fund innovative projects in the classroom. Finalists of the challenge will present their pitches at the summit.

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Maine educators receive presidential recognition for excellence in math and science

Four Maine educators are among 213 mathematics and science teachers recognized by President Obama as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science (PAEMST). The educators will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 8.

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MSAA report window opens earlier

The MEA Alternate Mathematics and ELA/Literacy (MSAA) reporting window will open two months earlier than last year’s operational (NCSC) reporting window.

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Preliminary assessment participation data available

The following priority notice was sent on July 12

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to share preliminary participation rate data for general assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy for grades 3-8 (eMPower™ME) and third year high school (SAT).

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Math teaching improves for students with disabilities

The Maine Department of Education provided three of its five days of intensive Foundations of Math training last month to some 30 educators in the Lewiston-Auburn and Turner areas. The rest of the training will take place in early August. The training is an integral piece of Maine DOE’s “Math4ME” special education initiative, designed to improve math achievement for Maine students with disabilities.

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Improving math achievement for Maine’s students with disabilities

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Education will provide five days of intensive Foundations of Math training to 35 educators in the Lewiston-Auburn and Turner areas this week and in early August. The training, which begins today, is an integral piece of Maine DOE’s “Math4ME” initiative, designed to improve math achievement for all Maine students.

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