Toward Greater Focus and Coherence: an Illustrative Mathematics Common Core Conference

May 26–28, 2013

Tucson, Arizona

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About this workshop

This conference will deepen participants understanding of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics through three types of sessions:

Our philosophy of professional development is that a wide variety of stake holders should take leadership roles in the implementation of these new standards, and the mathematics taught in classrooms. Our conferences are run by classroom teachers, mathematicians, coaches, administrators, district and state math experts, and math educators collaborating together. We value the input from different expertise in conversations about mathematics and classroom implementation.

Registration fee is $400 for participants who BOTH register prior to March 31, 2013 and pay prior to April 15, 2013. Registration is $500 for those who register after March 31st or for participants who pay after April 15th but register before. Registration includes lunch on Sunday, breakfast and lunch on Monday, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday. Checks and purchase orders made out to the University of Arizona accepted. Contact Alejandra Gaona for questions about registration fees and payment.

Venue and accommodations

The conference will be held in Tucson, Arizona at the University of Arizona in the Education building. We will begin the conference in Room 353.

Out of town participants are encouraged to book accommodations at the Marriott Tucson University Park. Contact Olga Felde at (520)629-2824 to secure the reduced rate of $99/night or you may make a reservation online through April 25. Rate is based upon availibilty.


The conference schedule will be:
Sunday May 26th 11:30pm 5:00pm
Monday May 27th 8:30am 4:30pm
Tuesday May 28th 8:30am - 1:00pm

Because participants will produce an activity related to a specific task aligned to the Common Core, all participants should bring a laptop or device to get online during the conference.