WELCOME to the Kansas State Department of Education Math Website!


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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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 - FULL

·         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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