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Math for Teachers

Welcome to Math for Teachers

Professional Learning Opportunities - Math for Teachers

Math for Teachers from Mount Holyoke College offers a wide variety of free and paid professional development opportunities for teachers. Our professional learning provides transformative experiences for teachers in the K-8 setting who want to become better teachers of mathematics.

We work with award winning teachers, notable speakers in math education and our current students to inspire others and create professional learning opportunities for all. 

Originally started as SummerMath for Teachers, our professional learning has grown from a small community of educators in western Massachusetts, to a global reach of teachers, coaches and other educators. All of our professional learning is grounded in collaboration while engaging in deep thinking about mathematics and your professional practice.

We are committed to helping make mathematics accessible to all teachers and their students through hands-on, discourse-based learning, while also helping them become advocates for high-quality instructional practices in mathematics.

We have courses and experiences that allow teachers to build their math understanding and knowledge, and think about how to do that with students. In addition we have a selection of courses that assist teachers to feel confident and capable of going back to their sites as being a leader in mathematics; whether that be as a teacher, coach, curriculum writer or other capacity. 

Our summer courses and professional learning offer hybrid in-person/online experience, while our courses during the school year are completely online.

Professional Learning Opportunities

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Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership
WMMP Mission Statement

We strive to bring PreK-16 math educators in Western Massachusetts together to learn from each other in order to improve student learning. We do this by facilitating opportunities to explore and appreciate mathematics and math teaching practices with a growth mindset. We believe this enables educators to support diverse learners who believe in themselves.

Guiding Principles
  • We believe in the value of vertical collaboration across our community of PreK-16 educators.
  • We are lifelong learners, exploring mathematics for both our professional and personal growth and enjoyment.
  • We believe that everyone has a “math mind.” Therefore, we value the ideas and thought processes of all members of our learning community.
  • Math education is a distinct area of expertise, requiring strong conceptual understanding and appreciation of specific habits of mind.
  • Authentic math experiences, such as inquiry and discourse, are necessary to truly engage learners.


Monthly WMMP Meetings

All meetings are held on the following Mondays from 6:45–7:45 pm ET and will be held on Zoom.

  • February 12, 2024
  • March 11, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • May 13, 2024
  • June 10, 2024

Are you interested in improving the teaching and learning of mathematics? Apply for a scholarship.

Educators from the Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership are encouraged to apply for the Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership scholarship.

Step 1:
Submit an application for the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program.

Be sure to mark in your application that you are a member of Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership.

Step 2:
Start an application for Scholarship/Financial Aid

Select “Emerging Leader” from the list of options

Upload your essay

Don’t forget to click “submit”

Math Leadership Programs (MLP)

Established at Mount Holyoke College in 1983 originally as SummerMath for Teachers, Math Leadership Programs (MLP) offers a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, a variety of professional learning opportunities, dynamic hybrid and online courses, and customized onsite professional learning opportunities in school districts.

Our professional learning opportunities are for teachers, instructional leaders, math coaches, support staff, and administrators. In addition, MLP is a site for educational research through multi-year programs funded by organizations like the National Science Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“Mount Holyoke's Developing Mathematical Ideas courses are a wonderful blend of being a student and being a teacher. The courses allow math teachers and administrators an opportunity to dig deep into standards and best practices while engaging in math tasks that require us to truly understand each operation. Coupled with rich discussions from the group, you end up leaving with a deep understanding of how math builds, what strategies for instruction best engage students in deep understanding, and activities that are ready to use within the classroom.”
- Emily O'Brien, math interventionist

If you have any questions about us or our services, please contact Marria Carrington at

Information Sessions

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Early Numeracy Fluency Webinars

Our next free webinar will be:

This session will dive further into fluency for early learners and ideas around how to build fluency through student reasoning and conversations. While the webinar is meant for teachers in PK-3, all teachers in PK-8 will find this information insightful!

The webinar will be recorded, so please make sure to still register if you’d like to receive the recordings.



Flexible Strategies within 100

Tell Me More: Conversation in K-2 Math

Why is subtraction so hard?

Early numeracy webinar

Download the booklet, Strategies for Supporting Fluency in Early Numeracy, created by Marria Carrington and Naomi Dupre-Edelman

Addition and subtraction strategies

Download additional resources for supporting operational fluency with whole numbers.

Multiplication and division strategies

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Math for Teachers: The Podcast

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