Welcome to Mathematics


Mathematics provides support to mathematics teachers by overseeing revisions and implementation of the Mathematics Core Standards, answering questions, and providing clarification for teachers and administrators regarding the Core Standards.


Utah State Board of Education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Grants

E-mail Lists

Subscribe to be on our Utah Education Network (UEN) mailing lists and receive notifications about information concerning Utah Mathematics events and professional development.

Elementary Mathematics | Secondary Mathematics

Core Guides

Core guides provide a description of the Core Standards, including concepts and skills to master, critical background knowledge and academic vocabulary.

Grades K-12

Mathematics Core Guides

State Mathematics Education Coordinating Committee (SMECC)

SMECC is a group of district mathematics coordinators, university professors, and charter school representatives in Utah who meet three to four times per year for statewide collaboration, professional development, and discussion of mathematics issues. Participation is limited to those in mathematics leadership positions in Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and the SMECC mailing list is the primary means of disseminating current information.

2018-2019 School Year

Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS) Education Course Registration

September 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Utah State Board of Education Basement West
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
Register at MIDAS: Course #41595-1

Google Docs:

State Science Education Coordinating Committee (SSECC)/SMECC Fall 2018 Meeting

January 18, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Utah State Board of Education Basement West
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
Register at MIDAS: Course #39831-5

Google Docs:

State Mathematics Education Coordinating Committee

March 15, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Utah State Capitol
State Office Building Auditorium
350 State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84011
Register at MIDAS: Course #39831-6

Google Docs:

For more information regarding the committee, please contact the Secondary Mathematics Coordinator Joleigh Honey at joleigh.honey@schools.utah.gov.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

PAEMST is the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. Established by Congress in 1983, the PAEMST program authorizes the President to bestow up to 108 awards each year.

Recipients of the award receive the following:

  • a certificate 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.
  • a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

In addition to recognizing outstanding teaching in mathematics or science (including computer science), the program provides teachers with an opportunity to build lasting partnerships with colleagues across the nation. This growing network of award-winning teachers serves as a vital resource for improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and keeping America globally competitive.


PAEMST Application

PAEMST Past Awardees

Elementary Mathematics

2014 Jalyn Kelley
2012 Rebecca Elder
2010 Linda L’Ai
2008 Natalie Robinson
2006 Andrea Mathews
2004 Jennifer Buttars
2002 Linda Coray
2001 Mary Ellen Kettle
2000 Mary Lou Damjanovich
1999 Shirley Mills
1998 JoLynn Miller
1997 Christine Crowther
1996 Shannon Lorenzo-Rivera
1995 Suzanne Evans
1994 Rebecca Hunt
1993 Shauna Lund
1992 Gail Howe
1991 Jolene Prestwich
1990 Gayle Cloke

Secondary Mathematics

2013 Nathan Auck
2011 Vivian Shell
2009 Janet Sutorius
2007 Travis Lemon
2005 Leslie Butler
2003 Scott Hendrickson
2002 Ember Storrs
2001 Mary Richmond
2000 Diana Suddreth
1999 Adella Croft
1998 Sandra Tanner
1998 Kay Katchuk
1997 Kristin Hadley
1996 Christine Waddell
1995 Janet Walter
1994 David Barton
1993 Robin Bowden
1992 Cindy Watson-Cunningham
1991 Marilyn Keir
1990 Carletta Elich
1989 Pamela Giles
1988 David Pehrson
1987 Steven Cottrell
1986 Charles Miller
1985 Doyle Rowley
1984 Jolene Morris
1983 Jacquelyn Stonebraker

Recent Awardees

Carrie Caldwell
Riley Elementary School
Salt Lake City, Utah

2016 Award | K-6 Mathematics

Vicki Lyons
Lone Peak High School
Highland, Utah

2015 Award | 7-12 Mathematics

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute

Utah State Board of Education STEM

STEM Endorsement and Syllabi

STEM Institute for Administrators

Professional Learning

Elementary Mathematics Courses

Course Registration
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Progressions in Fractions for Teachers Grades 3-5

This course highlights the progression of fraction standards in grades 3-5. Participants will build from a foundation of how a student's development of fractional thinking in grades K-2 leads the way to building a strong conceptual and representational understanding in grades 3-5. Through engaging in reading research, mathematical tasks, discussion posts, and viewing videos of teaching practice, participants will link operation sense within whole numbers to fractions and solidify their understanding of visual fraction models. Participants will deepen their passion for math and develop ways to promote a growth mindset with students.

Online, 1.0 SUU or Utah State Board of Education credit hour
Instructors: Melissa Garber and Elizabeth Felt

Progressions in Place Value for Teachers Grades K-2

Place value is an essential foundation in mathematics. Young mathematicians build understanding through counting, familiarity with the base-ten system, and applying their understanding to the operations of addition and subtraction. This course, specifically designed for the kindergarten, first, and second grade teachers offers this essential place value content in addition to research-based pedagogy, and a compilation of valuable resources.

Online, 1.0 SUU or Utah State Board of Education credit hour
Instructors: Lise Welch and Megan Erickson

Secondary Mathematics Courses

Courses are available to provide professional learning opportunities to teachers that help improve their teaching and pedagogy. The courses offer Utah State Board of Education Credit, professional development credit, or the choice of one or the other.

Professional Learning Series

Utah State Board of Education is offering a number of courses in secondary mathematics content areas to provide 6-12 educators with opportunities to extend their professional learning. The Professional Learning Series will be offered in an online interface via Utah Education Network (UEN) and in person at various local districts throughout the school year.


Teachers' Math Circle
Math for America (MFA)

Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project (UMEP)
Utah State University


Elementary Mathematics

Doing Mathematics With Your Child
Kindergarten to Grade 6
Ontario, Canada Ministry of Education

Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics
United States Department of Education
A guide that is a few years old but still has some great ideas.

Math Tips for Parents
Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
From summer learning to year-round math tips, find answers and advice for supporting your child in mathematics.

Parent Guide to Student Success
The National PTA supports parents with a guide that includes information about what children should be learning and activities that parents can do with them. It's also available in Spanish.

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards
Council of the Great City Schools developed "roadmaps" that help parents understand how they can support their children's learning.

Secondary Mathematics

Parent and Student

Advanced Technology Education Television (ATE TV)

CollegeBoard Advanced Placement (AP):

Department of Mathematics
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC)

Department of Mathematics
Southern Utah University

Department of Mathematics:
University of Utah

Department of Mathematics and Statistics:
Utah State University

Department of Mathematics
Utah Valley University



Online Scientific Calculator
EE Web

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):


The Math Forum: Ask Dr. Math
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)


Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)

Utah State Board of Education Utah's Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Mathematics (Framework)

UMTSS Framework for Mathematics

Appendix A: Research | Appendix B: Resources
Google Docs

Mathematics Team

Joleigh Honey
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)/Mathematics Coordinator
Secondary Mathematics/Title IV Part A Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7794 | E-mail

Shannon Ference
Elementary Mathematics/Gifted and Talented Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7617 | E-mail

Nathan Auck
Early College/STEM Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7664 | E-mail

Kira Hedden
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7773 | E-mail

Krystol Carfaro
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7988 | E-mail