What is MCATA?
Since 1961, MCATA continues to be a professional association of
mathematics teachers in Alberta. MCATA's strength is the dedication
and expertise of its members. Members are MCATA!
What does MCATA do?
MCATA believes in providing leadership to encourage the continuing
enhancement of teaching, learning and understanding mathematics
through activities such as:
- professional development experiences at the Annual Conference,
at mini-conferences, and at resource fairs held in various locations
throughout the province;
- professional networking through the following publications: the
Mathematics Council Newsletter, the journal delta-K, monographs
such as Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom and Thirty-four
Years of Counting, a historical account of MCATA;
- involvement in and supporting of provincial initiatives like the
Alberta Mathematics Leadership Symposium and the Alberta Assessment
- celebrating outstanding contribution to mathematics education
in Alberta by annually awarding the Alberta Mathematics Educator
- celebrating student participation in mathematics contests and
leagues by providing financial support for the organization of
and prizess associated with such contests and leagues;
- encouraging teachers to work together to provide professional
development opportunities within their region by offering professional
- supporting and promoting initiatives of the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics in implementing the Curriculum and Evaluation
Standards for School Mathematics, the Professional Teaching Standards,
and the Assessment Standards for School Mathematics;
- establishing a Web site for communiction among mathematics educators
in Alberta; and
- participating in national and international meetings related to
leadership in mathematics education.
What are the Benefits of Joining MCATA?
By joining MCATA you will:
- become part of a professional network of mathematics educators
- receive reduced registration fees for conferences and mini-conferences;
- regularly receive news about mathematics education activities
in Alberta through the Mathematics Council Newsletter and delta-K;
- provide yourself with leadership opportunities.
Types of Membership
Members of the ATA as specified in the ATA bylaws. All such members
are entitled to full privileges of council membership including
the right to vote and to hold office.
Student members of the ATA may join this council and are entitled
to all benefits except the right to hold office.
Persons who are not ATA members as specified in the ATA bylaws.
Such members receive all benefits and services of council membership
except the right to vote and to hold office.
Institutions and businesses are eligible for subscription membership.
Such members receive all the benefits and services of council
membership except the right to vote and hold office.