Log in

Rhode island Mathematics teachers Association

Upcoming RIMTA events

    • 17 Jan 2024
    • 15 May 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual

    As mathematics educators, RIMTA’s Access and Equity Committee is excited to share that we will be hosting a series of free collaborative learning sessions this year aimed at helping Rhode Island educators support NCTM’s work to address “factors that contribute to differential outcomes among groups of students” to ensure that “students from all racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender, and socioeconomic groups (can) attain the highest levels of mathematics achievement” in our state’s schools (NCTM, Access & Equity Position Statement, 2014).

    The goals for the sessions are to:

         develop a refined understanding of what access and equity look like in PK-12 mathematics classrooms,

         promote pedagogical practices that will support access and equity for mathematics learners, and

         strengthen educators' confidence in their ability to facilitate effective and impactful mathematics teaching and learning.

    To promote equitable access to this learning opportunity:

         sessions are open to all interested educators who are open to engaging in this work and willing to set up a free, RIMTA Basic Membership (this will support our ability to communicate with you and support your ongoing professional learning);

         all sessions will be held virtually on Wednesday evenings;

         you may attend as many or as few of the sessions as you can/wish; and

         pre-readings/resources will be available to enhance your learning but they will not be required.

    Session Overview

    Date, Time

    Session Focus

    Jan. 17, 6:30-7:30pm

    Introduction to Project MINE's foundational frameworks: Thomas and colleague's (2014) three components of professional noticing (attending, interpreting, and deciding) and  Gutierrez’s (2009) four dimensions of Equity (access, achievement, identity, and power)

    March 13, 6:30-7:30pm

    Broadening perceptions of "smartness" and ability and the use of number talks to empower students to use diverse strengths in the mathematics classroom

    May 15, 6:30-7:30pm

    Language development and multilingual learners & challenging the perception of mathematics as a universal and culturally neutral language

    How Can I Sign Up?

         If you are already a RIMTA member, you can simply go to, click on the “Events” tab at the top of the page, and complete the registration form..

         If you are not currently a RIMTA member you will need to complete 2 steps:

         First, go to and click on the “Membership” tab at the top of the page. Choose the membership level that you feel is right for you and then complete the membership application.

         Second, once you get a confirmation email for your membership, then you can go back to, click on the “Events” tab at the top of the page, and complete the registration form.

    If you have any questions or difficulties with this process you can contact one of the committee co-chairs: Liz Brownlee ( or Sara Donaldson (

    • 07 Feb 2024
    • 05 Jun 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Winman Middle School, 575 Centreville Rd, Warwick, RI
    Registration is closed

    RIMTA’s Building Numeracy Series: Addition & Subtraction with Ann Elise Record, Winter/Spring 2024

          Join us for six 90-minute professional development sessions in 2023-24 school year focused on building conceptual understanding of Addition and Subtraction concepts K-5. 

         Ann Elise Record will lead the work on best practices in elementary math instruction including research-based guidelines for developing an intervention program, math fact fluency, problem solving, and building conceptual understanding of math concepts K-5.  Embedded into these sessions will be the sharing of practical ideas for daily routines, games, activities, examples of concrete-representational-abstract progressions, and learning progressions for number and operations. Time will be set aside each meeting to discuss challenges participants are facing.

          Each participant will be given access to a padletfull of resources for everything elementary math as well as a code for 4 months free access to the digital manipulatives site Brainingcamp.

    WHO: This series is appropriate for classroom teachers, interventionists and administrators.

    WHERE:Winman Middle School, 575 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI

    WHEN:  4-5:30 pm


          Wed. February 7~ General Introductions, community building, foundations of fluency

          Wed., March 6~ Math Running Record interviews with students on basic facts

          Wed., April 10~ Deep Dive into Addition Strategies

          Mon., May 6~Deep Dive into Subtraction Strategies

          Wed. June 5~ Exploration of Cognitively Guided Instruction Problem Types involving Addition and Subtraction

          TBD~ Instructional Strategies to Engage All Students in Problem Solving

    COST:  $50 with RIMTA Premium Membership, $70 with RIMTA Free Basic Membership


RIMTA is a partner affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

RIMTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software