August 26-30, 2013

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM



  • Hotel Allandale
  • Live Oak Conference Room
  • 7685 Northcross Drive
  • Austin, TX 78757
  • 512.452.9391 / 800.851.9111 (Reservation Line)
  • Get Directions

Eligible Attendees

Project Directors and Instructional Team Members for the Texas Regional Mathematics Collaboratives. Two persons from each Collaborative may attend. Participants who attended in DMI January of 2010 or August of 2012 are highly encouraged to attend. Projects may send an ITM who has not previously attended a DMI course, but previous experience in teaching with DMI or leading professional development for DMI is strongly recommended, if the participant wishes to facilitate a DMI workshop.


In this one-week seminar participants will use the DMI Module: Making Meaning for Operations. Dr. Virginia Bastable will present this PDA. Virginia has been the Director of the SummerMath for Teachers Program at Mount Holyoke College since 1993. She taught middle school and high school mathematics for more than twenty years. She is coauthor of the Developing Mathematical Ideas professional development curriculum and the Second Edition of Investigations in Number, Data, and Space. Dr. Bastable particularly enjoys helping others to discover their interest and abilities in mathematics, even if those interests and abilities have been blunted by past negative experiences with the subject.

Developing Mathematical Ideas is a staff development/teacher education program designed to help educators think through the major ideas of K-8 mathematics and examine how children develop those ideas. The goal is to engage teachers in a process of inquiry–into mathematics; into learning mathematics; into students’ mathematical thinking, in general, and the thinking of one’s own students, in particular. In a DMI seminar, teachers discuss print and video cases, explore mathematical questions, investigate the mathematical thinking of their own students, analyze lessons from innovative curricula, and read and discuss essays about related research.

In this module, DMI: Making Meaning for Operations participants examine the actions and situations modeled by the four basic operations. The seminar begins with a view of young children’s counting strategies as they encounter word problems, moves to an examination of the four basic operations on whole numbers, and revisits the operations in the context of rational numbers.

DMI seminars are designed to bring together teachers from kindergarten through middle grades to:

  • learn mathematics content
  • learn to recognize key mathematical ideas with which their students are grappling
  • learn to support the power and complexity of student thinking
  • learn to appreciate the power and complexity of student thinking
  • learn how core mathematical ideas develop across the grades
  • learn how to continue learning about children and mathematics

School systems that have adopted innovative mathematics curricula have found DMI to be an important support. The materials have been used with practicing teachers in both summer institutes and school-year settings. In addition, DMI has served as core curriculum for programs designed for teacher-leaders, administrators, parents, and for pre-service teachers.


Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 40 Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Participants should receive the certificate two to three weeks after the PDA. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.



Allandale Hotel — Details TBA


Parking is free and abundant at the Hotel Allandale.


  • Cost:
    $45.00 per day for each participant.
    $225.00 total per participant for this 5-day workshop.
  • Registration fees cover breakfast, lunch and training materials.
  • Payments are due before this event.
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.
  • Event limited to 40 participants
  • Registration closes on July 28, 2013

Registration Payment

  • Participants can pay by credit card or check. The registration confirmation email will contain all necessary information to provide to business offices for credit card payment records and check processing instructions.
  • Checks for registration need to be made out to “The University of Texas at Austin.” Please send to the attention of Jeff Early along with the printed registration confirmation email.
  • Transportation expenses will be reimbursed. Reimbursement forms will be provided electronically after the event. All participants are responsible for their own lodging reservations and payments.

Registration Instructions

Click the registration button below to register your attendance. You will be asked your name, email, and collaborative. If you are not the project director, you will need to enter your project director’s email as well. If you have multiple people attending, please fill out this form for each person that will be attending. You may need to quit and restart your browser to enter multiple people. If you need technical help with the registration page, send an email to the: TRC Web Team.

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