Community Engagement

Center for Teaching & Learning Mathematics

The Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics (CTLM) is committed to improving mathematics education and seeks to assist teachers, students, and parents in making sense of mathematics. The CTLM is part of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Science at the University of Northern Iowa and focuses upon two major endeavors:




The CTLM seeks to professionally develop teachers in the area of mathematics. Making Sense Professional Development courses deepen teachers' understanding of mathematics content and implementation of research-based best practice.




The CTLM provides research-based resources that support military families and those that serve them as a contributor to Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR). The CTLM produces Making Sense Family Resources videos and supplementary educational materials (videos, activities, links, and references) for military families and their children in the areas of mathematics, literacy, and early learning.