The purpose of the Boston Area Mathematics Specialists (BAMS) organization is to provide for the interchange of evolving ideas and current research in mathematics education at the pK-8 level and to cooperate with other organizations in improvement of instruction and curriculum planning in mathematics.
BAMS is a group of directors and supervisors of mathematics, all who work for a public-school district within ~45 minute radius of Boston.
Currently, our members include:
- Math Coaches
- Math Specialists
- Math Coordinators
- Math Directors
- Math Consultants
- Retired Math Professionals
Together, members meet in-person quarterly to develop networks, attend professional development workshops, lead discussions, stay updated on current educational reforms in mathematics, continue developing our understanding of elementary mathematics, and collaborate so districts can share resources and ideas to make math education most successful for all. Also available via web, we are a support system for each other.