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The MATHWEST 2012 Spring Conference

Date: April 27, 2012

Location: The Delaney House, Holyoke, MA

Topic: The Language of Mathematics

Make professional connections, while learning from experienced educators. Receive loads of great classroom activities and ideas, and return to your classroom with a renewed enthusiasm for teaching. Designed specifically for mathematics teachers, the conference is to be held in Holyoke, Massachusetts at The Delaney House.

Representing hundreds of teachers in various grade levels throughout Western Massachusetts, MATHWEST is the local partner affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

This year’s theme, “The Language of Mathematics,” establishes the importance of good communication skills.  Mathematical language skills include the abilities to read with comprehension, to express mathematical thoughts clearly, to reason logically, and to recognize and employ common patterns of mathematical thought. It is also important to incorporate the use of multiple representations in order to communicate the mathematics most effectively.

Click here to see our full conference program.

There are two ways to register for our conference. Online registration requires a credit card payment via Google Checkout. Please click here to register online. A $5 processing fee applies. Offline registration may be used for other forms of payment including credit cards, checks, money orders and purchase orders. You will just need to print and fill out a registration form and mail your payment to MATHWEST.

This year’s program is different from our past conferences.  Although the program will consist of special elementary, middle school, and high school tracks, there will only be one offering per grade level per session.  However, attendees are encouraged to attend sessions at any level. Each participant can attend up to three 1.5 hour workshops during the day. There will also be a variety of vendors available as well. And as always, there will be a coffee break and a full luncheon included in the price of the conference.

Fee Schedule

Registration Type

by February 29th

by April 20th

After April









In order to qualify for the rates above, registration must be postmarked by the stated deadline. Registration must also be comprehensive, including a completed registration form for each individual attending, as well as payment by check, credit card, or school purchase order included. If paying by school purchase order, registration form must be received with purchase orders by the deadline stated to receive discounted rates. Any registration form that does not include the actual purchase order document will be held until purchase order arrives. Rates will be based on the date the purchase order is received.

All credit card charges not made online will be processed by our event management company, and will be shown as a charge from Jx2 Productions, LLC. An additional $5 processing fee will be applied to all credit card payments.

All non-MATHWEST members receive a one-year membership with their paid registration. Click here to view the benefits of being a MATHWEST member. If you would like to become a more active member in MATHWEST, you are more than welcome. You can become more active by serving on the board of directors, or by helping or speaking at our events or conferences. To find out more about MATHWEST, feel free to email Scott Trahan at

8:00 – 8:30 Coffee & Registration
8:30 – 10:00 Session I
10:15 – 11:45 Session II
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:15 –2:45 Session III
2:50 –3:00 Evaluation & Prizes


The vendor exhibits will be held in the pre-function area.  A minimum exhibition charge is required to include your company during this conference. The fee outfits your exhibit area with a fully skirted, eight-foot table. In addition, complimentary food and beverages, as well as a luncheon, will be included for one of your representatives. Space is limited, so only a small number of exhibitors will be able to attend.

Your company is also invited to sponsor a function during the conference, such as breakfast, lunch, or coffee break. All companies, who sponsor a function, will receive a complementary table in the exhibit area. In addition, there are also advertisement possibilities in our conference mailer and program.

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring a function during the conference, download a vendor registration form below. All forms should be received by March 30th to guarantee your spot. There is limited space, and reservations will be on first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our our conference chairperson, Scott Trahan directly at (413) 563-6669 or via e-mail at We look forward to your participation and support.

If you wish particpate, please fill out our vendor reservation form.
Please click here to download the form.


Past Conferences

If you want to review our past conferences, please see our archive.

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