NWAEA Math Newsletter

December 2022

Learning Opportunities

Click on the flyers below to find out more information about upcoming learning opportunities.

Top Resources for December

1. Subitizing: What is it? - a latin word that means, "instantly seeing how many". This is a imperative skill that students must have in order to build computational fluency.

2. Awesome Math Stuff: included in this resource are math routines, virtual math manipulatives, and other great math stuff to use starting tomorrow. CHECK it out!

3. ICTM Math Community Circles- This is a great opportunity to connect with math teachers across the state and discuss relevant topics in math education.

Elementary PK-5

Subitizing for Younger Students: Quick Routines

Subitizing for Multiplication & Fractions

Secondary: 6 - 12

Each season/holiday brings a great opportunity to challenge your middle and secondary math students to use their understanding of graphing concepts to create a holiday-themed design! Students can use their understanding of linear and non-linear graphing techniques to create a design as sophisticated as their understanding allows for. A few examples have been linked below for inspiration. These displays can be as open-ended as you would like and can be customized to fit nearly any ability level.

Snowman #1

Snowman #2

Winter Scene


Christmas Scene

Pam Harris: When you know there has to be a better way to teach math

I recently took part in the Making Math Moments Virtual Summit. So stinking cool to be with such great speakers and I love the work that Kyle and Jon do!

After my session I asked attendees to post their favorite take away. Mary McQueeney Barron shared this:

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Just So You Know...

How to Build Fraction Sense

Math Funnies

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ICTM Grant Information

The Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers a range of grants to ICTM members. If you are interested in applying please visit the attached link or click on the flyer below.

ICTM Grants

Contact Us

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