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Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR)

Providing high-quality professional development in mathematics education for Arizona teachers since 2001

The CRR's Vision is an excellent mathematics teacher for every child. The CRR’s Mission is to attract, develop, and support new mathematics teachers, and engage current mathematics teachers in re-imagining mathematics learning through innovative programs, retaining high-quality teachers in mathematics education. The CRR's Values are Community, Growth, Service, and Empowerment.

Partnered with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to offer FREE professional learning opportunities for ALL Arizona teachers, including:

  • Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD), Arizona’s largest mathematics education event
  • Teacher Workshops and Summer Institutes
  • New Teacher Induction Program
  • Teacher Leadership Development
  • Placement of university students in local classrooms to assist teachers and to mentor students
  • Advanced Placement Calculus and Statistics workshops and student practice exams
  • Free online tutoring for all K-12 math topics
  • Community events, such as Game Night, Pi Day, and STEM Fairs

An Excellent Mathematics Teacher for Every Child

Upcoming PD Programs

CRR New Teacher Induction Program

The CRR New Teacher Induction Program supports middle and high school teachers new to mathematics education.

Resources

On Demand

Math for Early Learners 2024 Workshop Series — Part 4

Engage in ways to help young learners quantify their world through data analysis and measurement. We will explore...

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Math for Early Learners 2024 Workshop Series — Part 3

Explore the ways we can engage young learners in algebraic thinking. We discuss ideas that promote flexible thinking...

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Math for Early Learners 2024 Workshop Series — Part 2

We explore geometry the way a young child learns shape/space, with a look at their world in and out of…

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Math for Early Learners 2024 Workshop Series — Part 1

We explore counting/cardinality through a picture walk, using number tracks to connect counting with numerals.

On Demand

Math for Early Learners: May 6, 2023

What does mathematical exploration look like in preschool?

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Math for Early Learners: May 14, 2022

We focus on both shape, space, sound, and symbol across mathematics, and reading/storytelling to develop problem-posing.

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Math for Early Learners: May 21, 2022

We focus on counting with fun adventures AND visualizing change as a tool for algebraic thinking.

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PD Spotlight: Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers

Rodrigo Gutiérrez provides information about the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers.

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Math for Early Learners: June 12, 2021

How does a child understand space, shape, and measurement, and how can we support this in preschool classrooms?

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Math for Early Learners: June 5, 2021

We explore both the qualities we need to look for in games, and how child engages in understanding numbers.