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Delta Math Science Partnership Initiative

The Delta Math Science Partnership Initiative aims to provide learning designs to support ongoing increase in content knowledge for grades K-8 in-service mathematics teachers who are committed to fidelity of implementation of the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematical Practice and Standards for Mathematical Content in the Mississippi Delta.

  • develop a culture of continuous improvement and career long professional learning among mathematics teachers grades K-8
  • increase the depth of grade K-8 teachers’ math content knowledge as it pertains to MCCRS
  • Utilize increased MCCRS content knowledge and professional supports as vehicles for strong integrated lessons and improved math achievement

Through professional development afforded these teachers, the content knowledge and access to deep and rich mathematics for middle school students will be greatly enhanced. Project activities will include:

  • 2 week summer institute (Jun 6-17, 2016) (June 5-16, 2017)
  • 3 Saturday sessions during the academic year (Aug 20, 2016; Nov 12, 2016; Jan 21, 2017)
  • annual mathematics conference (Feb 25, 2017)
  • online communication and support

The projected outcome is to increase math scores among students in grades 6-8 on the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP), and better prepare students for high school mathematics instruction, college readiness, and career development.

The project will be housed and implemented by the College of Education and Human Sciences in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematics. Delta Area Association for Improvement of Schools, local school districts and their K-8 schools, area businesses, David Jones and Associates, and the Dr. Maxine Harper Center for Educational Research and Evaluation are partners in this initiative.

Professional Development for Math Teachers Grades K-8

  • 8 instruction hours per day
  • teacher stipends
  • teacher materials
  • teacher support
  • 6 hours graduate credit
  • CEUs available

The MDE Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under award number S366B150025.