# Making Mathematical Connections Program Brings New Focus to Learning Math

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is partnering with nine northeastern Wisconsin school districts in a new professional development program for fourth through eighth grade teachers.

The Making Mathematical Connections program is run by the UW Oshkosh mathematics department and connects University faculty with practicing elementary and middle school math teachers.

The focus of the program is to provide teachers with a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. It’s funded by a three-year grant for $446,419 through the Mathematics and Science Partnerships program, of the No Child Left Behind Act.

For each year that teachers participate, they receive four graduate credits but are asked to make at least a two-year commitment to the program.