*Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership Update*

### Math PLCs forming now for Fall 2015! Apply by September 25.

Since 2011, the Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership (WMMP) has been deepening the mathematical knowledge of K-12 math educators and strengthening their ability to teach the Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Content and Practice, through a network of K-12 schools and institutions of higher education. The K-16 educators in this network come together for institutes and workshops focused on algebraic thinking and teaching mathematical practices to a range of grade levels and student needs.** Fall 2015 PLCs are forming now! Four meetings October - January. Locations will be determined by demand. For more information, see the flyer below. To register, click here. **

Want to know what previous PLC participants learned? Review the Spring 2015 PLC Evaluation Summary.

### 2015 Summer Institute Report

The Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership (WMMP) offered an exciting two-day summer institute for 65 math educators from kindergarten through college. Expert facilitators who are mathematics educators themselves provided themed workshops and sessions. See the program flyer below for program details.

Highlights of the program:

*Group Problem-Solving and Math Practice Standards 1, 2, 3, and 7**Demystifying Division**Sources of Struggle in the Math Classroom for Students with Disabilities**Using Manipulatives to Explore Algebraic Thinking**Creating Equivalent Expressions Using the Operations*

*To obtain materials from the Summer Institute, contact Marla Solomon.*