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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Public Schools, and the Milwaukee Area Technical College comprise the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership. As a member of the Milwaukee Partnership Academy, a community-wide collaborative PK-16 effort among school, university, union, government, business, and community organizations, the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership seeks to substantially improve mathematics achievement for the 100,000 K-12 Milwaukee Public Schools students.

The Partnership involves mathematics faculty and mathematics educators in collaboration with PK-12 educators in strengthening district curricula, student assessment measures, and re-designing pre-service and in-service teacher preparation focused on the needs of an urban district. Through this Partnership, the Institutions of Higher Education Mathematics Network, consisting of 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, will be established to focus on the mathematical preparation and continued growth of PK-12 teachers and to improve the transition of students to post secondary education.

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Project Contributions

Strategies for Developing Teacher Content Knowledge for Teaching the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
"We believe and expect that teachers should know the standards they are expected to teach, yet it is widely acknowledged that the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) are…
Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership Final Report
Posted by: DeAnn Huinker. The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP), a comprehensive MSP project, resulted in significant improvement in mathematics achievement…
Perspectives on Deepening Teachers' Mathematics Content Knowledge: The Case of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership
"The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP) is a collaboration among the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, and Milwaukee Area Technical College. A major component of MMP has been the development…
Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, Phase I and II
Posted by: Kevin McLeod. Coauthors: Kevin McLeod & DeAnn Huinker The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Public Schools, and the Milwaukee Area Technical College comprise the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, which, since 2003, has involved…
Unpacking Division to Build Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge
"The mathematical knowledge needed for teaching differs from what is needed for other occupations in that the knowledge must be usable in the practice of teaching…
Links Between Teacher Professional Development, Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, and Student Achievement
The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP) theory of action claims that teacher professional development leads to improved teacher mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) which leads to improved student achievement. Through our…
Comparison of Math Teacher Leader Models: Value-added Analysis of Student Achievement in Schools with Released and Non- released Math Teacher Leaders
The released Math Teacher Leader (MTL) strategy represented a significant change from the initial approach of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership. This strategy, which provides for teachers to be released from…
Linking Principles of Formative Assessment to Classroom Practice
Posted by: DeAnn Huinker. The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership has been on a journey over several years in moving a large urban district toward implementation of formative assessment in mathematics. This article describes lessons learned…
Social Network Analysis Survey
Posted by: Carl Hanssen. This survey is being administered as part of the evaluation of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership. The information collected through this survey is part of the evaluation and is intended to…
Math Focus Meeting Observation Protocol
Posted by: Carl Hanssen. The purpose of this protocol is to facilitate observations of MPS school-based meetings that focus on mathematics. These meetings vary by type and might include professional development sessions, learning team…
Changes in School Learning Networks from 2006 to 2009
This paper addresses the following claim(s): "Schools exhibited changes in their social networks between 2006 and 2009. First, MTLs became more central figures in their respective school networks. This is…
The Impact of MMP School Involvement on Student Achievement
The MMP is a mature project that is now in its seventh year. As this partnership moves into a new phase of sustainability, as one that is financially supported by…
How Valid Are Self-Report Survey Data Obtained from School District Personnel?
"Most quantitative evaluation endeavors undertaken to assess the effectiveness of large scale educational reform efforts must rely on self-report data to some extent. For example, the analytical...
The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership: A path model for evaluating teacher and student effects
Alternative statistical models have been proposed for evaluating the effects of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP) on teachers and students. These models have been articulated in the form of...
Measuring the Effect of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership on Student Achievement
"...Part of the evaluation of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP) focused on trying to capture some of the school level variability in variables that are not under the control of...
What Is the Mathematical Knowledge Needed for Teaching: An Interactive Conference
Posted by: DeAnn Huinker. The first large scale meeting of the Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Network of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership is scheduled in conjunction with the NPRIME summer meeting in Milwaukee, August...
School Is Not Out for Some Math Teachers
Posted by: DeAnn Huinker. Data analysis...probability .. statistics... All that is fun stuff to think about during summer vacation if you're a mathematics teacher. Those and other mathematical topics have been on the mind...
Math Teacher Leaders Learn to Coach Others, Improve School
Posted by: DeAnn Huinker. The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership will hold a "Math Teacher Leader Institute" Tuesday, Aug. 24, and Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Bradley Tech High School, 700 S. 4th St. The mathematics partnership,...
IHE Network Conference to Help Teachers Solve a Math Problem
Posted by: DeAnn Huinker. Teachers usually get to ask the mathematics questions. But the Institutes of Higher Education Network for Mathematics (IHE) poses a mathematical question to those teaching the teachers. IHE, which includes...
Mathematics Partnership Grant Strengthens Math Teaching and Learning
Posted by: Kathleen Schactner. "A strong mathematics program is a vital part of any curriculum, and now Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) will have more resources to make sure their students improve in math. This...
Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership grant awarded by NSF
Posted by: Kathleen Schactner. Description of the goals of the MMP grant as published in the UWM News Page.