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Mathematically proficient studentsThe Mathematics page is a starting place for information related to the Mathematics Education of Kansas students. With so many changes in education happening, it is vital to our success as educators to be professionally engaged.  On this page, you can find many links and resources to help you accomplish these goals. We encourage you to visit often and become familiar with the contents of this page.

KSDE has an email listserv available to math content educators across the state. If you would like to be added to the list please email Melissa Fast. 

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Notice of Public Meeting - Math Standards

Notice of Public Meeting

A Chance to Be Heard About K-12 Mathematics in Kansas Schools

Standards revisions in mathematics affecting Kansas K-12 education

in both public and private accredited schools

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is proposing revisions to the current College and Career Ready Standards in Mathematics. The revisions are part of the legislated review process that must take place every seven years.

The current Mathematic Standards were approved by the Kansas State Board of Education in December 2010. The public meetings will highlight the changes being proposed by the Kansas Standards Review Committee, which is comprised of educators, legislators, higher education, and other Kansas constituents.

What is the KSDE proposing:

A complete copy of the standards can be accessed at:  http://community.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=f9XiZKWgQMw%3d&tabid=6151&mid=15110. A summary/highlight of the changes are:

  • Some content moved to different grade levels.
  • Document format is easier to read.
  • Document is interactive.
  • Teacher and student glossary.
  • Language clarifications.

Who is affected by these proposed standards:

Kansas teachers of mathematics in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as students and parents of both public and private accredited schools.

How to provide feedback:

Those who are interested should access the following link:  http://bit.ly/Math-Standards-Feedback. This link provides people an opportunity to offer written feedback.

Additionally, oral and written comments may be offered at the following public meeting sites:

City Time  Date  Location 
Dodge City  6pm - 7:30pm  2/1/17  The Learning Center
308 W. Frontview Rm 1
Dodge City, KS 67801 
Wichita   6pm - 7:30pm  2/6/17  Wichita Area Technical College
Main Campus - National Center of Aviation Training
4004 N. Webb Rd
Building 300
Wichita, KS 67226 
Topeka  6pm - 7:30pm  2/8/17  Highland Park High School
Media Center
2424 SE California Ave
Topeka, KS 66605 
Pittsburg  6pm - 7:30pm  2/15/17  Pittsburg High School
Room 301
1978 East 4th Street
Pittsburg, KS 66762 
Salina  6pm - 7:30pm  3/1/17  Lakewood Middle School
1135 Lakewood Circle
Salina, KS 67401 
Hays  6pm - 7:30pm  3/8/17  Rockwell Administration Center
Toepfer Board Room
323 W. 12th Street
Hays, KS 67601 

Additional Information:

Melissa Fast                                                                        Sara Schafer
Mathematics Consultant                                               Mathematics Consultant
(785) 296-3486                                                                  (785) 296-1074
mfast@ksde.org                                                              sschafer@ksde.org

Kansas State Department of Education
Landon State Office Building        
900 S.W. Jackson Ave.                                                  
Topeka, KS  66612

Further Proceedings:

After public meetings, the Mathematics Standards Review Committee will review all comments and may modify the standards based on the feedback obtained. The standards will then be presented to the Kansas State Board of Education for their review.  Adoption of revised mathematic standards by the State Board of Education is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2017.

2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

Know a great secondary math or science teacher?

Nominate a teacher to receive the Presidential Award
for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

The National Science Foundation currently is accepting nominations and applications for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. This program recognizes teachers for their contributions to teaching and learning and their ability to help students make progress in mathematics and science.

State Presidential Award finalists receive a $500 unrestricted cash award and an invitation to a professional development conference sponsored by Westar Energy, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation and the Kansas State Department of Education.

National Presidential Awardees receive a citation signed by the President of the United States, a paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

To apply, teachers must first be nominated for the award. Teachers can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else, such as principals, teachers, parents or members of the general public. Once nominated, teachers will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online application.

The nomination deadline is April 1, 2017, and the application deadline is May 1, 2017.

Please consider nominating an outstanding mathematics or science teacher today!  To make a nomination, go to www.paemst.org, and then click on Nominate a Teacher.

Math Regional Training Events

Fantastic professional development opportunity for math educators and administrators in Kansas! KSDE will be hosting four regional training events for Mathematics this school year.

These events will:

·         Be full day trainings beginning at 8:00am and concluding by 4:00pm

·         Have the same sessions so find the date that best fits your schedule

·         Have sessions for administrators, elementary teachers/coaches, and MS/HS teachers/coaches

Locations have been set for the trainings:

·         October 4, 2016 – University of Saint Mary’s, Leavenworth -  COMPLETED

·         November 1, 2016 – USD 443, Dodge City - COMPLETED

·         February 6, 2017 – USD 259, Wichita - COMPLETED

·         February 27, 2017 – Greenbush Service Center, Girard

Topics that will be covered are:

·         Administrator: Math look fors in the classroom, Parenting communications, and Rethinking acceleration in middle/high school

·         Elementary: Number sense, Common Situations (addition/subtraction & multiplication/division), and Fraction number sense

·         MS/HS: Geometry and Functions

Register HERE!

Contact Information


Melissa Fast
Math Standards 6-12
MSP Program 

Sara Schafer 

Math  Assessment K-12
Math Standards K-8
Program Consultant 

  Tierney Kirtdoll
 Administrative Specialist
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