Tuesday, April 8, 2014

 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University



We cannot underestimate the importance of education. As teachers, we must step forward and make a difference in the life of each student we touch. The challenge lies in how to effectively bolster our teaching practices to positively impact our students, whether they are preschool-age, degree-seeking or somewhere in between.

As an educator, you are asked to improve your teaching methods by attending professional development events. Our 57th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics has been designed to present you with new ideas and methods for teaching, that you can immediately implement in your classroom.

The conference will begin in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union, with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge outside the Grand Ballroom. The conference luncheon will begin at noon in the Grand Ballroom, followed by a keynote presentation. The conference will conclude at approximately 2 p.m.


Conference Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.


Alumni Lounge

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Session 1 Workshops

Third Floor, East Wing

9:30 – 9:40 a.m.


9:40 – 10:40 a.m.

Session 2 Workshops

Third Floor, East Wing

10:40 – 10:50 a.m.


10:50 – 11:50 a.m.

Session 3 Workshops

Third Floor, East Wing

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon & Keynote Address

Grand Ballroom


Our luncheon speaker, Mr. Eric Bright from Charleston Middle School, will share his insights on What's In a Grade?, the value and variability of grades and grading.

Mr. Bright, an 8th grade math teacher at Charleston Middle School, has been teaching at the middle school level since 2001. He earned his B.A. in Mathematics (2001) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his M.A. in Mathematics Education (2012) from Eastern Illinois University. Eric has co-authored, self-published, and freely distributes a Common Core 8th Grade Math textbook. He is a state trainer for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, a member of the ISBE Math Curriculum Models committee, and winner of the 2012 ICTM Excellence in Middle School Teaching award. In addition to providing professional development to local school districts individually and through the ROE, Eric has worked with the Illinois Math and Science Academy for the past decade training teachers around the state to provide math enrichment to middle school students through the IMSA Fusion program.


Continuing Professional
Development Units (CPDUs)


Graduate Credit Option

Participants are eligible to earn up to four (4) Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU’s) for teacher re-certification. Participants must attend all workshop sessions and the conference luncheon presentation to earn four (4) CPDU’s.

Interested conference participants are eligible to
earn one semester-hour of graduate college credit. Participants must pay applicable graduate admission
and tuition fees (in addition to conference registration
fee), attend all conference breakout workshops and the luncheon presentation, and complete additional course-work as assigned by Dr. Peter Wiles. To register or for more information on the graduate credit option, please contact the School of Continuing Education at (217) 581-5114. Please direct coursework-related questions to Dr. Wiles at (217) 581-6275 or e-mail pswiles@eiu.edu.

For More Information:

Office of Academic and Professional Development
School of Continuing Education, Eastern Illinois University



Registration Fee

Non-student, all sessions, continental breakfast and luncheon – $60

Undergraduate Student, sessions only - $10

Undergraduate Student, sessions and luncheon - $25

Please register by March 26, 2014 so that we may accurately plan for this conference. Acknowledgement by e-mail will be sent for all registrations received by March 26, and will include parking information and a campus map. Your conference packet and luncheon ticket may be picked up at the on-site registration desk when you arrive.


Participant Seating

To ensure that conference participants get the preferred seating their registration payment entitles them to, we are asking all participants to PRE-REGISTER for their preferred workshops. Reserve a seat in your preferred workshops for each breakout session, using the corresponding workshop numbers in the booklet. All workshop space will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, so register as soon as possible!


3 Easy Ways to Register


We accept Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express. 
Credit card payment is required with online registration.

Mail a Printed Registration Form:

   Mathematics Conference
   School of Continuing Education
   Office of Academic & Professional Development
   Eastern Illinois University
   600 Lincoln Avenue
   Charleston, IL 61920-3099


217-581-5114  (A Purchase Order number or credit card number is required for phone registrations.)


Sponsored by:

  • Superintendents, Regional Offices of Education

  • Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics

  • Eastern Illinois University: 
         College of Education
         College of Sciences
         Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
         School of Continuing Education
         Math Energy