US Math Recovery Council®
2023 National Conference

April 24 - 26, 2023

Igniting a Bright Future



April 24 - 26, 2023

The Davenport Grand

Spokane, WA

Speakers and Activities Wanted!

Submit a speaker or instructional activity showcase proposal and join us for the 2023 US Math Recovery® National Conference to help us grow the Math Recovery Mission in classrooms, schools, and districts! The 2023 US Math Recovery Council Conference will focus on supporting educators in the math classroom with the implementation of Math Recovery.

The conference will offer an opportunity to:

  • Share new ideas and opportunities to support classroom implementation of Math Recovery
  • Connect with other educators, USMRC staff members, USMRC Board of Directors, and Math Recovery authors
  • Foster collaborations and networks among mathematics educators and stakeholders

Consider how YOU contribute to the mission and submit a proposal today!

Make The Case To Attend

Attending the US Math Recovery® Conference provides valuable professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and help build a collegial support system. To aid in the discussion with your administrator, please feel free to utilize the Talking Points document below to support your request for conference attendance. Additionally, the second page includes a request letter which can be copied and personalized.

Keynote Speakers

Igniting a Bright Future!
Dr. Anderson Norton

Dr. Anderson Norton

Anderson Norton is a professor of mathematics education in the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on building psychological models of students' mathematical development. For his efforts to turn research into practice, he was awarded the Early Career Award by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, in 2013. More recently, Dr. Norton has focused on fostering collaborations with psychologists and neuroscientists so that cognitive constructs, such as working memory, might inform mathematics education, and so that research in mathematics education might inform psychological studies of mathematical development. With psychologist Martha Alibali at the University of Wisconsin, he co-edited the Springer book, Constructing Number: Merging Perspectives from Psychology and Mathematics Education. He has also co-authored two books for the Math Recovery book series published by SAGE/Corwin Publishers: Developing Fractions Knowledge and Numeracy for All Learners. Earlier this year, Routledge published his book, The Psychology of Mathematics: A Journey of Personal Mathematical Empowerment for Educators and Curious Minds.

Dr. Beth MacDonald

Dr. Beth MacDonald

Dr. MacDonald is an associate professor of early childhood mathematics education in the School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Elementary Education (PreK-6) at SUNY Potsdam, Dr. MacDonald taught elementary school for 15 years and served as a K-5 Instructional Specialist for two years in southwest Virginia. In this time, Dr. MacDonald taught in fully inclusive elementary classrooms within Title 1 schools and within all K-5 grade levels. While teaching, Dr. MacDonald completed her Master of Arts in Education degree, with a focus on K-8 Mathematics Education and her Doctor of Philosophy degree, with a Curriculum and Instruction concentration and focus on Mathematics Education, both from Virginia Tech. Her research broadly focuses on PreK-5 students’ development of number, particularly with subitizing activity at the center of this development. Moreover, Dr. MacDonald collaborates often with colleagues who examine teachers’ specialized content knowledge development in mathematics/STEM and collaborates with colleagues who examine marginalized students’ number understanding development. Dr. MacDonald also served as a lead guest editor for a Special Issue of the Education Sciences journal, focusing on STEM in Early Childhood.

Dr. Jonathan Thomas

Dr. Jonathan Thomas

Dr. Thomas is an associate professor of mathematics education and the chair of the department of STEM Education at the University of Kentucky. Additionally, Dr. Thomas is a former USMRC board member and chairperson. He is committed to a vision of STEM Education that is inclusive, engaging, and fosters a sense of relentless curiosity amongst students and teachers. Dr. Thomas also serves as a faculty associate for the Kentucky Center for Mathematics ( and facilitates professional learning experiences for teachers across the commonwealth. Dr. Thomas worked as a mathematics intervention teacher in public, private, and charter schools in the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area and his research interests include investigating responsive mathematics teaching practices, equity concerns in the elementary mathematics classroom, non-verbal patterns of mathematical interaction, and cognitive progressions of children’s mathematical construction.

2023 Registration Rates

Registration will be open thru April 21, 2023 or until sold out

Early Bird Payment is due upon registration and no later than the early bird deadline on February 21, 2023, otherwise you will be charged regular rates.
Registration Fee is non-refundable after March 24, 2023. Registration can still be transferred to another person by calling (952) 491-9852.

2023 US Math Recovery Council®
Conference Rates
Register before February 21, 2023
February 22 – April 21, 2023
Level 2-3 Member * Non-Member or Level 1 Level 2-3 Member * Non-Member or Level 1
(choice of any 2 half-day sessions)

Full Day, April 24
Includes Breakfast & Lunch
You will be required to choose sessions at the time of registration
You will be required to choose sessions at the time of registration
(choice of any 1 half-day session)

Half Day, April 24
AM session includes Breakfast
PM session includes Lunch
You will be required to choose sessions at the time of registration
You will be required to choose sessions at the time of registration
Full 2-Day Conference
April 25 - 26
Includes Breakfast & Lunch
Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres Reception on April 25th
$480 $530 $550 $600
Single Day Conference
April 25 OR April 26
Includes Breakfast & Lunch on a single day
$270 $320 $330 $380

* If your account is not deducting the discount for membership, please contact USMRC office at 952-491-9858 BEFORE finalizing and submitting payment for your registration.
Discounts: If you are accepted to speak at the conference, one lead speaker will receive a registration discount code for $100 off registration for the conference.

Travel & Logistics

April 24 - 26, 2023
The Davenport Grand

Spokane International Airport

Fly into Spokane International Airport
Distance: 8 miles


333 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 458-3330


Discounted overnight self-parking is available for guests at $17.00/night. Daily Self-Parking is $6.00 for hours 1-4/$2.00/hr. additional. Valet Rates are $22/daily or $32/overnight.



What is the Math Recovery® Conference?
The US Math Recovery Council® Conference is offered by the US Math Recovery Council®, a nonprofit educational agency, and its Board of Directors. The annual conference provides awareness, support and continuing education for those striving to transform numeracy education to ensure all students have access to high quality mathematics instruction. Conference attendees and presenters gather together from across the US and other nations to learn, share, connect and build strong collegial networks of support. It is a great place to ask questions and engage in fostering the further development of mathematics instruction that meets the needs of each student. Learn about the most recent research, examine Math Recovery® and Add+VantageMR® implementations, get a snap shot of the future of Math Recovery®, and connect with friends and colleagues, old and new. Whether you are an administrator, a teacher, a math coach, a teaching assistant, an undergraduate in education, or an interventionist, you will find a range of session offerings to meet your needs.
How do I ask my administrator for funding to attend?
Attending the US Math Recovery® Conference provides valuable professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and help build a collegial support system. Feel free to download and customize the important Talking Points found in the Make The Case document to support your request to attend.
Can Math Recovery® accommodate my special dietary needs?
US Math Recovery Council® takes allergies seriously and strives to offer food options to meet the dietary needs for all attendees. We work with the hosting hotel to provide safe and delicious meals in a buffet style with allergen ingredients labeled or removed. Despite taking every precaution, we cannot guarantee that menu items are free of trace amounts of allergens or meets the need for a very limited diet or life-threatening allergies. Please request all dietary needs during the registration process.
What is the dress code?
Most participants wear comfortable and casual clothing. The temperature inside the meeting rooms should be comfortable, although you may want to bring a sweater. You may also want to bring comfortable walking shoes as many shops and restaurants in the area are within walking distance. Layered clothing is best. Remember to bring a jacket for evening outings. If you plan to participate in the Fun Run, be sure to bring running shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather in Spokane at that time of the year.
What else is there to do besides attending the conference?
US Math Recovery Council® is planning some fun social activities outside the conference day. Return to the conference webpage frequently to see developments on the social schedule.

Discover The Area to learn about the many activities, shopping and other area interests.


What are the registration fees?
Registration fees will vary based on whether you are a member, non-member, early bird or later. Before you register, check to be sure your membership dues will be current right up to the date of the beginning of the conference. If not, renew your membership first before registering. To get the best value keep your membership up-to-date and register before the Early Bird deadline expires.

Click here to download and print a chart listing all registration rates.
Where is the group registration button?
There is not a “group” button. Each individual registers while logged into their account. The registration process automatically links to a participant’s account to verify certifications for specific session choices. If a third-party registers for you, please be sure they log into your US Math Recovery account and fill in the conference attendee's information and not their own.

If a group needs to pay together, please put the same PO number in the Purchase Order field during the payment section on each registration.
What is the importance of individual registration?
There are several session choices an individual may choose during the registration process that will require individual certifications. Therefore, you will need to be logged into your Math Recovery® account to connect your certifications with your conference registration. For example, if you have not attended a specific course prior to the conference or are not logged into your account, you will not have the option to choose some session choices. If a third party needs to register for you, please be sure they are capable of logging into your membership account to connect your certifications and they fill in the conference attendee's information and not their own.

If you do not have an account already, see the FAQ directed to this topic.
What if I am not a member, do not have an account, or cannot remember my password?
If you are not a Math Recovery® Member and do not have an account, you must "create" a complimentary account before registering for the conference. If you have previously taken a course or registered for past conferences and cannot remember your password, please do not create a second account. Click on the "forgot password" button and follow the instructions to reset your password.
Can I bring a guest with me included in my registration fee?
As always, we encourage that you bring colleagues and friends with you to the US Math Recovery Council® conference; however, each registered participant will need to pay a registration fee for their own attendance.
How can I get a discount on my registration fees?
Register early and maintain your membership to receive the most value.

Sessions & Offerings

What can I expect at pre-conference?
Pre-conference sessions allow participants to choose from a selection of half-day experiences focusing on important topics within the Math Recovery® community. Pre-conference sessions are facilitated by experienced and knowledgeable US Math Recovery Council® staff and members.

During the registration process, you will be prompted to select optional pre-conference sessions. To learn more about each pre-conference session offering, hover over the icon on the registration page or see the schedule. You do not have to register for the pre-conference to register for the 2-day main conference event.
What can I expect during the 2-day conference?
Sessions offered within the 2-day conference consist of keynote sessions by featured authors of the Math Recovery® series of books, sessions led by US Math Recovery® staff, and selected sessions led by members within the Math Recovery® community. The slate of sessions offered presents a range of topics important to learning and implementing Math Recovery®. The conference schedule is continually updated as planning for the conference continues. Please check the schedule for the latest information on sessions, activities and times.
What is the schedule for the conference and what time should I plan to leave for the airport without missing vital information?
Please check the conference webpage for the latest schedule of events and travel information. Monday's pre-conference will dismiss at 3:40 p.m. The full 2-day conference will end on Wednesday at 4:50 p.m.


Is there a shuttle from the airport or will I need to arrange my own transportation?
There is no hotel shuttle available.
What are the details of the Hotel and Conference venue?
You can find hotel information in the “Travel & Logistics” section of the conference webpage.
What airport(s) should I fly into?
The Spokane International Airport is 8 miles from the Davenport Grand Hotel.
What are some of the other transportation details?
There is no hotel shuttle for the Spokane International Airport to the Davenport Grand Hotel. You will need to plan for other travel arrangements, such as taxi or other car service, car rental, or the Spokane Transit Authority’s bus Route 60 (Airport-Browne’s Addition). The Spokane Transit Authority bus is a cost of $2 one-way. For more details check the schedule.
Where should I park and is there a charge?
Discounted overnight self-parking at the Davenport Grand Hotel is available for guests at $17.00/night. Daily Self-Parking is $6.00 for hours 1-4/$2.00/hr. additional. Valet Rates are $22/daily or $32/overnight.