New England Math Institute

Do you have students who struggle with math facts or lack number sense? Do you have advanced learners who need to be challenged? Do you have students in the middle who are capable of so much more? If you are ready to take your teaching and students to the next level, then join us for 2 incredible days of learning – July 30th and 31st – in the exciting city of Boston!

Our small, family-run conference has three, specially designed learning tracks for K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 teachers. Back for a third straight summer, our theme this year is reasoning. We will make sense of the most important math concepts at each grade level, and explain how these critical concepts fit together both across and within each grade level.

Speakers. This year, Greg will team up with Dr. Yeap Ban Har from Singapore, Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams from the University of Louisville, John SanGiovanni from Maryland, and Dr. Nicki Newton from Connecticut. All are seasoned educators, skilled communicators, published authors, and sought-after speakers at major math conferences in the U.S. and abroad. No hit-or-miss sessions here – they are simply the best of the best.

Greg Tang

Chris Shore

Susan Resnick

John SanGiovanni

Dr. Yeap Ban har

Dr. Sandy Atkins

First, we offer carefully coordinated workshops that provide a deeper, more connected understanding of mathematics. The strategies and teaching techniques we teach have been pioneered by our speakers and tested in classrooms across the country.

Unlike many conferences that offer a hodgepodge of sessions and topics, Greg’s carefully crafted curriculum targets the most important strategies, skills and standards. Attendees gain a deeper understanding of both effective teaching methods and important mathematical content.

Second, our speakers have been selected because they are master communicators who can articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely. Each is a proven orator and author, and together they have trained thousands of teachers and sold millions of books.

Every speaker is friendly, approachable and exceptionally gracious too. Our goal is a collegial atmosphere that encourages questions, dialogue and meaningful interactions. We want this to be the best two days of learning you have ever experienced!

Third, unlike large conferences with huge budgets for marketing, we put all of our time, energy, and resources into our speakers and curriculum. We provide 12 hours of math instruction plus an additional 4.5 hours of instruction in the arts. That’s over 16 hours of world-class instruction in 2 days. We are excited and ready to work with you!


In addition to helping you become a better math teacher, we want our conference to be a truly inspiring experience – one that re-energizes you, rekindles your passion for teaching, and rejuvenates your spirit. Our goal is to open eyes and minds to new ways of learning, teaching, living and being. Isn’t it finally time to try the things you have always wanted to try?

The extraordinary Nicole Grant, one of Boston’s finest yoga instructors, will both energize and soothe you. Have you ever wanted to try yoga or meditation? Now is the time. We'll provide a yoga mat and early morning wake-up call. Nicole will provide expert instruction and encouragement.

Do you ever feel left out at parties or weddings when the dancing starts? Join us for a swing and soul lesson with Gillian and Greg. Life is short. Let’s dance!

We hope you will join us for two magical days in July. Math Plus represents a new paradigm for professional development – idealistic, intimate and inspiring. Attendees describe our family-run conferences as "life changing" and “by far the best they have ever attended.” You will feel inspired, encouraged, challenged and cared for. We welcome you to Boston's North Shore!


Math Instructors
Greg Tang has done over 3,000 workshops, conferences and school visits in the past 17 years. He is the NY Times best-selling author of The Grapes of Math, gold medal-winning eBook Math Appeal, and 6 other books from Scholastic. His website has over 52 million page views to date and is a cornerstone of school math programs across the country.
Dr. Yeap Ban Har is considered by many to be the foremost expert on Singapore Math. For over 10 years he taught at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Currently, Ban Har is the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Pathlight School, an autism-oriented school in Singapore. He is also the author of Think Mathematics.
Chris Shore is a high school math teacher of 28 years and also serves as district math coach in Temecula, CA. He is a nationally renowned presenter and trainer offering workshops such as Reaching and Teaching Those Kids, and Clothesline Math. He is a recipient of the 2001 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and has led schools to significant improvements in standardized test scores.
Annie Fetter worked on the project that developed the first version of the Geometer’s Sketchpad and was a founding staff member of the Math Forum. This means that she had the best job ever with the best people ever for 29.5 years. She currently works part-time for the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education, continuing The Math Forum’s work on three NSF grants.
Susan Resnick has extensive experience as a public and private school educator, a Special Education expert, and math consultant. She has been an elementary, middle school and high school math teacher, district math coordinator, elementary and high school principal, and was one of the first educators to be licensed as a Math Intervention Specialist in Colorado.
John SanGiovanni John SanGiovanni is an elementary math supervisor in Howard County, Maryland. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action and the Mastering the Basic Math Facts series. John is an instructor and coordinator at McDaniel College and a frequent speaker at national conferences. John currently serves on the NCTM Board of Directors.
Dr. Sandy Atkins is an inspiring speaker who makes the Mathematical Practices come alive in her work with schools and districts across the country. She is committed to finding those "aha moments" when important mathematical connections are made by teachers and students. Her sessions are both thought provoking and practical.


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Rigor & Results – Keynote, All Grades
Greg Tang

To be good at math, do kids need good computational skills or good problem-solving skills? The answer is both – and strong reasoning skills are the key! But what’s the best way to develop these critical skills? In our opening keynote we will explore the important role of reasoning and rigor in your classroom. Together, we will solve challenging problems that will both baffle and delight you. Join us and experience firsthand the value of struggle and the satisfaction of success.

Visualization – Grades K-2
Dr. Yeap Ban Har

What is visualization? Why is it important? What are some ways to develop visualization ability? In this session, we will do activities that can help us answer these questions.

Word Problem Progressions – Grades K-2
Greg Tang

Are all word problems created equal? Definitely not! There is a clear progression within each grade level and from one grade level to the next. Textbooks do not seem to pay much attention to the progression of word problems and needlessly confuse and confound our students.

Join Greg as we explore the different types of word problems and a common sense order in which they should be taught. We will look at ways you can jump start your kindergarten students and get them ready for 1st grade problems, especially the challenging comparison and 2-step problems they will see next year.

For 1st grade students, we will have them practicing multi-step problems in a thoughtful, progressive way that builds confidence and skills while encouraging perseverance. Who knew word problems could be such a powerful tool for developing mathematical thinking!

Word Problems – Grades 3-5
Greg Tang

Are all word problems created equal? Definitely not! There is a clear progression within each grade level and from one grade level to the next. Textbooks do not seem to pay much attention to the progression of word problems and needlessly confuse and confound our students.

Join Greg as we explore the different types of word problems and a common sense order in which they should be taught. We will use multi-step word problems to teach and assess skills within a grade level, then use more multi-sep problems to assess skills across grade levels.

We will focus on the more challenging problems, first using elapsed time to assess additive thinking. We will switch to multiplicative thinking including problems with remainders and fractions. We will use multi-step problems to assess understanding, develop reasoning skills, and encourage perseverance. Who knew word problems could be such a powerful tool for developing mathematical thinking!

Four Fundamentals of Multiplication Fact Fluency – Grades 3-5
Jennifer Bay-Williams

Imagine an approach to mastering multiplication facts that prioritizes number relationships over specific facts. Such an approach not only leads to lasting learning of basic facts, but equips students with a number sense that serves them well with larger values, and other mathematics they will encounter. In this session we will explore such a strategy-based approach, and explore a variety of activities and games that both increase students enjoyment of math and their fluency with basic facts.

Proper use of Properties – Grades 6-8
Jennifer Bay-Williams

Exploring How Properties Can Support Understanding of Big Ideas

The associate, commutative, and distributive properties are not in the middle school curriculum so that students can match them up with examples that fit each property! They are in the K-12 curriculum as generalizations about how numbers (and variables) can be moved around without changing the value of an expression. The properties are central to conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. In this session, we will explore ideas central to the middle school curriculum (e.g., proportions, rational number operations, and simplifying algebraic expressions) and see how explicit attention to using the properties can develop procedural fluency.

Building Rational Number Understanding – Grades 6-8
Yeap Ban Har

Positive and negative numbers must be interpreted and applied in many ways; points on a numberline, temperature on a thermometer, points on a coordinate plane and many more. A complete and deep understanding is prerequisite to success in secondary and postsecondary mathematics. Ban Har will frame the necessary understanding and representations of rational and irrational numbers and demonstrate instructional strategies you can implement immediately that will increase your students’ understanding and engagement.

Don't Steal the Struggle – Grades K-5 (9:45-11:15am elective)
Dr. Nicki Newton

Developing the 8 elements of a Productive Mathematical Disposition
In this session, Dr. Nicki will unpack the 8 elements of a productive mathematical disposition: Creativity, Flexibility, Interest, Confidence, Value of Application, Inventiveness, Perseverance, and Reflection (Merz, 2009). We will define them, explore them, and discuss how to start and expand integrating them into our daily math curriculum. Come to the session and and explore how 3D pens, marble chases, and the wonders of slime all are activities that organically build a productive mathematical disposition and prepare our students to live and work in the 21st century.

Workstations – Grades K-2 (12:00-1:30pm elective)
Dr. Nicki Newton

Math Workstations is an exciting, engaging, instructional strategy. Everybody wants to do it, but how? In this engaging, educational and resource-filled institute, teachers will learn how to do it! They will see how to create standards-based math workstations that rock, workshop management strategies that work, and assessment tools that inform instruction! Dr. Nicki will teach about planning for, creating and assessing productive leveled math workstations! We will discuss matching activities to students, incorporating the 4 must have workstations and using technology throughout the workstations.

1:30-3:00 Electives

Assess Basic Fact Fluency Like It’s Important - Grades K-5
Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams

With all we know about formative assessment, why do we continue to use something as ineffective as a rote timed test to assess one of the biggest ideas in mathematics? Not only do timed tests not provide good data on student learning, they contribute to student anxiety in mathematics. Let’s pull out all the stops and use our best knowledge of formative assessment tools! In this session, we will explore tools such as journal writing, observations, informal interviews, and mastery interviews, that collectively provide the type of data we need to ensure that we are building on what students know in order to eventually master their entire set of facts.

Journaling as a Tool for Consolidation, Reflection and Assessment - Grades K-5
Dr. Yeap Ban Har

Singaporean educators consider reflection to be one of the 5 necessary components for an effective mathematics lesson, and the use of math journals can be seen in almost all classrooms in Singapore. The research behind the use of journaling is definitive, yet few teachers realize how powerful math journaling can be and the many uses it has in the classroom.

Ban Har will demonstrate these uses, and why they are such an integral part of the Singapore approach to teaching mathematics. You will leave this session feeling excited and empowered to use journals in your classroom!

Technology - Grades K-5
Greg Tang Jr.

Do your students like math games? Reasoning puzzles? Collaborative activities? FUN?! If so, they are going to love what we have coming. Join Greg Jr, creator of Tangy Tuesdays™ and Ten Frame Mania™, as he unveils the all new 2.0! This exciting update will feature more than 10 new web games, digital teaching tools, printable resources, collaborative activities and more. In this session, teachers will learn firsthand how to navigate the site, use each resources, differentiate for various grade levels and target specific skills.

Daily Thinking Routines in Action - Grades K-5
Dr. Nicki Newton

Distributed Practice Throughout the Year
Bring math to life with routines that are academically rigorous, standards-based, and engaging! Go beyond cookie cutter templates and some students watching while other students are doing the math and get all your students reasoning, modeling, and communicating about math every day! Dr. Nicki will be discussing and teaching how to develop effective daily routines to improve students’ thinking, reasoning, and questioning about math. The session based on her new book Daily Math Thinking Routines in Action provides a wide variety of rigorous, high-interest routines and explains how to rotate and implement them into your curriculum.

Area Models - Grades 3-8
Greg Tang

Is there a tool that can help students become fluent with their math facts? Develop proportional reasoning skills? Make sense of averages? Understand negative quantities? Solve algebraic equations? Yes – and it’s the area model! Join us as we use this incredibly powerful but oft-overlooked tool to make challenging problems easier to understand and easier to solve. Length times width will never be the same!



Differentiation – Keynote, All Grades
Dr. Yeap Ban Har

This keynote session aims to challenge our current thinking about differentiating instruction. Can differentiated instruction happen using a common task? Is differentiating instruction about different students having different outcomes? Is it still differenting instruction when students are having the same outcomes? How should we challenge advanced learners?

Four Fundamentals of Addition Fact Fluency – Grades K-2
Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams

Imagine an approach to mastering addition facts that prioritizes number relationships over specific facts. Such an approach not only leads to lasting learning of basic facts, but equips students with a number sense that serves them well with larger values, and other mathematics they will encounter. In this session we will explore such a strategy-based approach, and explore a variety of activities and games that both increase students enjoyment of math and their fluency with basic facts.

Anchor Tasks – Grades K-2
Dr. Yeap Ban Har

Learn what makes an anchor task and how anchor tasks make students learn well and deeply. We will also discuss the spiraling nature of consecutive anchor tasks.

Anchor Tasks – Grades 3-5
Dr. Yeap Ban Har

Learn what makes an anchor task and how anchor tasks make students learn well and deeply. We will also discuss the spiraling nature of consecutive anchor tasks.

A Fix for Fractions – Grades 3-5
Greg Tang

For too many students, fractions are a barrier to higher math. Fortunately, it is the one difficult topic that is not difficult to fix! Greg has spent many years developing a comprehensive system for teaching fractions. Districts who use it have not just seen gains in test scores, they have seen their scores jump.

In this session, we will use a combination of concrete, pictorial, digital, and abstract models to teach fraction fundamentals. Learn firsthand how to give your students a strong foundation in equivalence, comparison, computation, and word problems.

Ratio & Proportional Reasoning – Grades 6-8
Greg Tang

What’s the best way for students to develop proportional reasoning skills? By thinking proportionally. A lot! Join us as we model and solve challenging problems that are part of a strategic progression of comparative reasoning problems. We will start with additive and multiplicative comparison problems, then solve problems with fractions, ratios and unit rates. Finally, we will use clever, proportional reasoning strategies to solve challenging problems with 2 and 3 variables. Is there a great way to prepare students for slope and rate of change problems? This is one session you won’t want to miss!

“Why did y = become f(x) = ?” And Other Questions Students Ponder about Functions – Grades 6-8
Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams

Sometimes functions are presented as completely new concepts; other times functions are presented as a new way to use notations for equations. Which is correct? A better question is, “To what extent are both of these assumptions true?” In this session we will explore the relationships between equations and functions. When we understand and teach students how these abstract ideas are related, we help them to build on their prior knowledge and deepen their understanding of algebraic relationships. A collection of engaging tasks will be shared that can be used and adapted across grades 6 – 8.

Putting Practices into Action – Grades K-5 (9:45-11:15am elective)
John SanGiovanni

Mathematically proficient students do more than compute. They solve problems, reason, explain, look for patterns, and use vocabulary precisely. This session investigates how teachers can develop these behaviors in elementary mathematicians. Practical strategies that can be modified for any grade level will be shared.

Daily Routines to Jumpstart Math Class – Grades 3-5 (12:00-1:30pm elective)
John SanGiovanni

Do your students struggle with number sense and reasoning? Are you looking to jumpstart your students’ engagement with activities that are doable? In this session, participants learn about dynamic, practical routines for developing number sense and computational fluency. A collection of ready-for-use resources will be provided as well as classroom clips that model how to use these resources.

12:00-1:15 K-6 Electives

When are We Ever Gonna Use This? – Grades K-5
Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams

Think of the many ways you might say this sentence, varying the emphasis on different words. While students might use this expression as a (legitimate) request to know how the mathematics they have learned has a use in their daily lived experiences, we will examine this question in terms of what it can mean in helping every student develop procedural fluency. Intrigued? I hope so!

Selecting Quality Tasks for Effective Instruction – Grades K-5
John SanGiovanni

What affect does a high-quality mathematics task have on our instruction? How do we identify quality mathematics tasks? Where do we find them and how do we modify a task to improve its quality? This session answers these questions for K-5 teachers, coaches, and administrators. Tools for identifying tasks and a compilation of tasks by grade level will be provided.

Place Value – Grades 3-8
Greg Tang

Do students understand place value and how our number system works or have they memorized a few rules and procedures for identifying values, rounding numbers, and using algorithms?

Are there simple place value concepts teachers can teach in the early grades to make more difficult concepts easier to learn as students grow older? Are there common deficits and misconceptions kids bring with them that upper grade teachers need to be aware of?

Place value may be the single most important concept students do not understand. Join us as we explore a more effective approach to teaching this pivotal topic. We will generalize and apply key concepts to troublesome topics including regrouping, elapsed time, measurement, rounding and decimals.

Geometry – Grades 3-8
Dr. Yeap Ban Har

What is the essence of geometry? What must students learn by grade five? How about grade eight? This session is about the pedagogy of helping students learn geometrical ideas.




Yoga & Meditation

Have you always wanted to try yoga? Now is your chance! Join us mornings or afternoons for a class with the extraordinary Nicole. Whether you’re a pure beginner or an experienced practitioner, she will inspire you to become more aware, accepting and appreciative of your body.

Nicole will also offer her highly-rated meditation classes this summer. Speakers will fill your mind during the day, and Nicole will help bring clarity and purpose in the afternoon.

Yoga classes 6:30-7:30a on Mon & Tue and 4:15-5:15p on Mon.
Meditation class 5:15-5:30p on Tue.

Swing & Salsa

Have you ever watched people on a dance floor and wished it were you? Then join us for a Lindy Hop & Soul lesson with Greg & Gillian. No partner necessary, just a smile and 2 left feet are all you need!

For those who prefer Latin music, Nancy will offer salsa lessons Monday afternoon. Life is short. Isn’t it time to dance?

Salsa lessons 4:15-5:15p and Lindy Hop Lessons 6:30-7:30p on Mon.

Live Music & Game Night

Join us for an incredible night of live music and dancing with Tom Whitehead's Rites of Swing. This group is lead by vocalist, guitarist and pianist, Tom Whitehead. The ensemble also features Michael Arciero on guitar, Kris Day on upright bass and Don Whitney on drums The sound evokes the smooth, acoustic feeling of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz style, but with a distinctly American flavor of vocal standards from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Whitehead sings in a mature, improvisory style that is greatly complimented by Arciero’s dynamic and virtuosic lead guitar playing. Day and Whitney provide a seamless and effortless rhythmic foundation that swings hard, but is never overbearing. This group sails along like a Clipper Ship of a bygone era - smooth, elegant, powerful and a real joy to listen and dance to.

Ready for even more fun? Greg Jr. and his crew will be there to entertain us with his creative, new math games. What better way to celebrate newfound friends and colleagues than listening to great music, dancing, playing games, and winning t-shirts and puzzle packs. "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!”

Live music, dancing & game night from 7:30-10:00p on Monday.


DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-777-2500
DoubleTree Boston North Shore
All workshops and activities will be held at The DoubleTree Boston North Shore Hotel.

We have secured a block of rooms at the Doubletree for the New England Math Plus Institute. Dual occupancy rates start at $128* per night subject to availability and booking by July 8th. Click here to book your room today. *Additional taxes and fees may apply.

Things to do near Portsmouth

Emmons Preserve is part of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. There are very walkable trails throughout following the Batson River. Our favorite trail is "Jeremy's Trail"-keep to the right, and you'll find a little waterfall!

Turbats Creek Road, Kennebunkport, ME, United States - Our favorite place in Cape Porpoise! Depending on the weather (and tides), Turbat's Creek is filled with fantastic tidepools, seaglass and shell hunting, and at low tide access to Vaughn's Island! If you are adventurous and in the area in the morning, bring your kayak or paddleboard to spend the afternoon with the seals!

Goat Island Lighthouse Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, ME, United States – In Cape Porpoise Harbor, you can visit this picturesque lighthouse via your own boat or kayak. It is clearly visible right off the Pier Rd./on the pier in Cape Porpoise, or the benches provided. While you're down there, throw in a line to catch some mackerel!

Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, ME, United States – This pristine sandy beach is pretty empty at this time, and you don't need to pay for parking! Take a walk down the soft white sand beach (3 miles long!) to collect sand dollars, moonshells, periwinkles, and all sorts of beautiful gifts from the sea. Access to a good 90% during all tides.

Shopping in Dock Square Kennebunkport, ME, United States – If there is rain, there is always the option to shop! Dock Square is right down the road from Cape Porpoise, and it is filled with little local shops of all kinds!

Colony Beach, Gooch's Beach, Mother's Beach, Parson's Beach – All beaches here are fantastic! Colony Beach is small, but you can walk along the breakwater. Gooch's is a long, flat sandy beach great for walking. Mother's Beach has a playground for the kids, or kid at heart! Parsons is long, with great waves, and a beautiful drive down a long stone road with old Oak Trees that line the sides. If you find your way to any of these you will not be disappointed!


To make sure everyone is caffeinated and on time for their workshops, we’ll provide coffee and danish from 7:30-8:15 each morning and a deli lunch each day from 11:15-12:00. It’s all part of your registration fee, and we’re still less expensive than many conferences!

Why don’t other conferences supply breakfast and lunch like us? Because it’s expensive. But we believe it’s money well-spent as it allows us to compress our schedule and offer additional workshops each day. In addition, one of the important goals of our conference is to encourage camaraderie and collegiality and eating together is a great way to meet new people and get to know our friendly presenters.

We do not provide dinner, so grab a few of your newfound friends and head to one of Boston's culinary options.

Yelp Top Rated Portsmouth Restaurants

Lexie’s Joint is totally stoked to be the area's premiere burger destination! Have a seat in our casual dining area and enjoy items from our refreshingly unique and dependably delicious menu. We use the freshest ingredients and the utmost care to make sure your Lexie's experience is out of this world. Burgers aren't just our specialty; they're our passion.

Bill’s Original Kitchen – "Bill's is a one man storefront operation in beautiful downtown Kittery. He makes one of the best lobster rolls I've ever eaten, and I've been eating lobster rolls up and down the Maine coast since the 1970s."

Shio is a Japanese restaurant with full lunch and dinner menus featuring authentic sushi and sashimi cuisine. We strive to provide a unique dining experience with top-notch service and high quality food. Our sushi bar serves up traditional sushi and sashimi favorites along with a wide variety of Maki (rolls).

Louie’sis a rustic Italian restaurant; and in the spirit of the Italian tradition, we use the ingredients around us to create comfortable, inviting, and creative food.

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Course Credit

Our 2-day workshops are eligible for 1 semester unit of college credit through Humboldt State University for an additional cost. These courses are offered primarily for elective or processional development purposes. The cost is $50 per semester credit.

For attending a Greg Tang math workshop you will also receive course completion certificate which will be emailed to you at the end of the institute.

If there are special requirements you or your state have for CEUs, please contact us at: as soon as possible so we can attempt to accommodate you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes, we accept credit card payments on our website. After completing your registration information you will be taken to the payments page where you can complete your registration using your credit card. You will receive an email once your payment has been processed.

Can I register using a purchase order?
Of course! We know that many districts will only allow workshop registration using purchase orders. Once you complete your registration information, you will be taken to a page to complete your payment information. Your registration is not confirmed until you enter your purchase order information or complete purchase with credit card. If you do not have a PO # at the time of registration, enter "email" in the PO # field and send us an email at to confirm your registration. You can email, fax or mail your PO to the information below. Payment is preferred prior to the event.

Do you have a paper registration form?
We accept registrations using this form, although we cannot guarantee space will be available at the time of receipt. To ensure your spot is saved for the workshop, you must first register online: registration link. If your school requires paper registration, you should still complete the online registration and save your spot by entering the purchase order number as "Paper".

When is my payment due?
Payments are due prior to the event. We can accept cash, check and all major credit cards on-site at the workshop if prior arrangements have been made.

I am unable to attend. Can someone take my spot?
Yes, you can switch out attendees at any point leading up to the conference. Just send us a quick email to with the name of the attendee who is unable to join, and the name, grade level, and email address of their replacement. In-case there are last minute changes, have the replacement let us know at check-in who they will be filling in for.

What happens if I have to cancel?
We understand there are times where you may be unable to attend a conference you have registered for. If cancellation is done more than 30-days from the event, we will refund your registration cost minus a $100 administration fee. We will waive the cancellation fee by holding the balance paid to a future workshop hosted by Creative Smarts, Inc. if requested.

There are no refunds for cancellations within 30-days of the event (no refunds for cancellations requested after June 25th).

Can I get an invoice for my registration?
When you complete your registration, an automatic confirmation email is sent to the email address listed as the payment contact. This email includes a link to download your invoice. Please check your junk/spam folder to see if this email was caught up there. If you are still unable to find the invoice, write to us at with the primary registrant’s name and we will email you an invoice.

Are you a vendor for my district?
There is a good possibility we have been added as a vendor in your district for a previous workshop, if so we would be listed as "Creative Smarts Inc.". If we are not listed as a vendor, we would be glad to provide you the information you need to have us added. Email us at and we will send over the required tax form. Our contact information is listed below.

Do you offer college credit for this workshop?
We are still finalizing the details of college credit for the 2018 Math Institutes. The past two years we were able to offer 1 semester unit of college credit through Humboldt State University at the cost of $50 per unit. These courses are offered primarily for elective or professional development purposes.

What time is the conference?
The full daily schedule can be seen at the bottom of the sessions tab. We will plan to have onsite check-in available the night before the conference. Check-in on Tuesday, July 10th will start at 7:00 am. Further registration details will be provided nearer to the event.

May I record a session at the conference?
Audio or visual recording is not permitted at any workshop or seminar due to copyright/trademark issues.

What is your contact information?

Company name:Creative Smarts, Inc.
Mailing address:PO Box 185
 Hesston, KS 67062
Phone Number:620-869-1799
Fax Number:800-858-1287


The cost of our two-day institute is $595, and that includes coffee and danish each morning and lunch at noon.

We also have a special student discount for pre-service teachers. Please contact us at: for more information or questions.

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