Announcing Dr. Amy J. Hackenberg as a Keynote Speaker at this year's US Math Recovery Council® Conference!

Posted by Petey (Lucinda) MacCarty

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Dr. Amy J. Hackenberg has been instrumental in the US Math Recovery Council® expanding our course offerings with the release of the AVMR Fractions course. She, Dr. Anderson Norton and Dr. Bob Wright are the co-authors of the latest in the Math Recovery® book series, Developing Fractions Knowledge. Dr. Hackenberg is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Indiana University - Bloomington. She has spent more than a decade conducting research on how middle school students construct fractions knowledge and other related topics. Dr. Hackenberg is a reflective practitioner and true student of how children construct knowledge. She will present a keynote address with Dr. Anderson Norton and lead two smaller breakout sessions at this year’s conference. Dr. Hackenberg will provide insight into her research results, along with practical ideas for working with children to help them construct knowledge of fraction...

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Visit US Math Recovery Council® at NCTM and other Conferences

Posted by Cindy Johnson

Your US Math Recovery Council® staff is going on the road bringing our message of opening doors to the math community. Please stop by and say hello at our exhibitor booth and come to hear more about Math Recovery® at our speaker presentations.

  • April 3 - 5: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference
  • April 6 - 8: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference
  • May 4 - 5: Wisconsin Mathematics Council of Math Annual Conference

USMRC National Conference Registration is Open!

Posted by Lisa Jobin

We are thrilled to announce that our registration page is open! Register now to attend the 2017 US Math Recovery Council® National Conference “Merging Knowledge and Practice!”

USMRC has been working with great effort on the details for our 2017 National Conference. We hope you will visit our conference page to discover the great line-up of keynote speakers. We are also on our way gathering a great group of participants for our member speaker sessions. If you have not had the chance to submit a speaker proposal or an activity, please do so now by clicking on the following links presenter or instructional activity. Your knowledge and experience is a valuable asset to your fellow teachers.

Just a reminder that last year’s conference reached full capacity earlier than expected. Please don’t wait to register! The process is...

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Posted by Petey (Lucinda) MacCarty

Continue your Numeracy Education at the 2017 Summer Institute.

US Math Recovery® invites you to attend the 2017 Summer Institute featuring the brand new Add+VantageMR® Fractions Champion course, plus Add+VantageMR® Champion, Math Recovery® Leader and Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist.

Visit, to view the Summer Institute brochure for details of professional development opportunities offered by USMRC.

Apple Valley, MN Trainings

Add+VantageMR® Champion

  • June 26-30, 2017
  • July 17-21, 2017

Add+VantageMR® Fractions Champion(Deadline was March 10th.Please contact the USMRC office if still interested)

  • June 13-15, 2017
  • August 8-10, 2017

Math Recovery® Leader

  • July 23-28, 2017

Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist

  • August 15-18, 2017

Fond du Lac, WI Training

Add+VantageMR® Champion

  • August 7-11, 2017

Muskegon, MI...
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Join us for US Math Recovery's® Tuesday Twitter Chat!

Posted by Marria Carrington

8:00 – 9:00pm CDT
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Join Marria Carrington as she hosts the US Math Recovery's® April Tuesday Twitter Chat. The chat will focus on structuring numbers as described by chapters 5 and 7 in Teaching Numbers in the Classroom by Wright et al (2007) SAGE Publications and chapter 4 in Developing Number Knowledge by Hackenberg et al (2016) SAGE Publications. We look forward to sharing ideas about instructional settings, activities and successes we have had with instruction around structuring numbers.

If you do not yet have a Twitter account sign up on Twitter?

We hope to see you Tuesday, April 18. This will be our last twitter chat for this school year. We will resume twitter chats at the beginning of fall.

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Board Slate Vote - Your Vote Counts!

Posted by Amy Hurley

Dear US Math Recovery Council® Members:

The Board Development Committee, on behalf of the US Math Recovery® Board of Directors, is pleased to introduce the 2017 Slate of Nominees for the membership's vote. Membership will vote either yes or no on the entire slate, not on individual candidates. We have worked hard vetting the recommendations received to create the slate with consideration to the specific skills and expertise of the individuals who will be responsible to shepherd the organization's future growth, capacity and sustainability.

Please review the nominee slate below. Voting will take place in May. Please wait for May's newsletter for more information on how to vote.

New Board Member Nominee Slate:

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Jonathan D. Bostic, Ph.D.

Jonathan is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Bowling Green State University. His research focuses...

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Registration is Now Open for 2017 - 2018 Add+VantageMR® Fractions Courses!

Posted by Christina Miller

Add+VantageMR® Fractions is a blended learning course where participants engage in independent and collegial learning experiences. The course takes 12 weeks to complete and involves reading, e-learning modules, working with children and nine 90 minute virtual collegial meetings to be held on September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, November 2, and 16.

A second course option will be offered from January 4 through March 17, 2018. Virtual meeting dates will be January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 1, and 15.

Contact Cindy Johnson to register at For more information about the Add+VantageMR® Fractions Course download a brochure here.

Please Share Your Data and Stories with Us

Posted by Natalie Nigro

To submit a narrative response or story, email Math Recovery® Intervention Specialists may enter their student data online directly into their Math Recovery® accounts at

Read what course participants are saying…

“I feel like I gained a lot more valuable information/techniques in this course than in other courses I have attended. This is valuable knowledge that I will actually be able to apply with my students.” (Math Interventionists, AVMR 1, Massilon, OH)

“This course has proven to be much more useful and precise (regarding student abilities and growth) than most, if not all, other courses I have taken in the last 17 years of my teaching career.” (AVMR 2, Spokane, WA)

“Eye opening! I didn't realize the way younger kids learn math. I have been teaching 4th grade for 18 years and didn't learn most of this...

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Call for Nominees for the 2018 Pioneer Award

Posted by Amy Paladino

The US Math Recovery Council® Pioneer Award is designed to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of numeracy.

We are seeking nominations from the membership of exceptional educators who have demonstrated highly effective engagement with students in the mathematics teaching and learning process, who have demonstrated dedicated service to their school, community and/or the US Math Recovery Council® and who have demonstrated a significant commitment to their own professional growth. Download Rubric.

Please postmark your nominations by July 1, 2017!

Join us tonight for US Math Recovery's® Tuesday Twitter Chat!

Posted by Marria Carrington

Join Marria Carrington as she hosts the US Math Recovery's® March Tuesday Twitter Chat. The chat will focus on the Phases of Instruction for Multiplication and Division as described in Developing Number Knowledge. We look forward to asking questions, and sharing ideas about instructional settings and activities for multiplication and division.

If you do not yet have a Twitter account sign up on Twitter Twitter chats allow us to have a public Twitter conversation around our unique hashtag #USMRCchat. The hashtag allows you to follow the discussion as well as participate in it if desired.

We hope to see you tonight.

Join us.