Educator Resources

Saturday Math

Welcome to Saturday Math, a place where teachers, administrators, curriculum enthusiasts, and other colleagues do, learn, and talk about math together. Each year, we meet to explore our own mathematical thinking and discuss issues related to teaching and learning mathematics. Each facilitated session consists of interactive activities and discussions, and you will go home with resources and ideas to try out in your own practice on Monday. Session topics may focus on content (e.g., Connecting Fractions, Decimals, and Percents) or pedagogy (e.g., Using Mathematical Routines) and will always provide ample opportunity to make connections to your unique practice as a teacher, coach, administrator, or as another education professional.

While we are keeping the name Saturday Math, we are exploring other days to be more inclusive.  This year there will be two Saturday dates and two Thursday dates.

To register for a session, click on the link under the desired date. Fall registration opens mid-September. Spring registration opens mid-December.

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Dates and Topics for 2023-24

Thursday, February 29th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET | Online: Art of Facilitating Math Conversations
Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET | On Campus: Finding the Joy in Teaching Math
Saturday, April 6th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | On Campus: Using Routines to Keep the Math Classroom Student Centered
(follow the links in the titles to register)
  • Thursday, February 29 (online): 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET

    Section 3
    Art of Facilitating Math Conversations
    Thursday, February 29th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET | Online

    How do we transition from teachers of math knowledge to facilitators of math conversation?  Have you ever been in the front of the class wishing the students would respond to each other, but they only respond to you?  In this workshop, we will think about what it means to be a facilitator and what pedagogical moves we can make to get students to respond to each other during a math discussion.  And, of course, we will engage in some fun math problems.


  • March 16 (on campus): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET

    Section 5
    Finding the Joy in Teaching Math
    Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET | On Campus

    We all know there is a lot going on in our profession. Between the teacher shortage and our post-pandemic education world, it can be easy to lose the joy in the classroom. We are going to spend sometime doing math together joyfully and discussing how that joy can be created in our own classrooms.


  • Saturday, April 6 (on campus): 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

    Section 4:
    Using Routines to Keep the Math Classroom Student Centered
    Saturday, April 6th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET | On Campus 

    In this session, we will think about how instructional routines can keep most of the thinking with the students rather than with the teachers.  We will discuss ways to introduce instructional routines with students, how they fit into your pacing calendar, and when it makes sense to use them.  We will also engage in some fun math problems.


Nancy BuckNancy Buck is dedicated to shifting the perception of mathematics in the United States. As a mathematician who has dealt with math anxiety, she understands how math anxiety acts as a major barrier for administrators, teachers, and students. She believes that math is a beautiful and creative subject that allows people to better appreciate the world around them. She works hard to create safe spaces so that all educators and students can accept they are mathematicians just by engaging in math. Currently, Nancy is an adjunct instructor for the Bank Street Math Leadership Program. She also runs the Bank Street Saturday Math program where she supports Math Leadership teachers in developing and facilitating strong math professional development. She just finished her 11th year as a NYC teacher , so she has first hand experience about how the pandemic has impacted classroom teaching. Besides teaching in the classroom, Nancy has also spent the past 6 years coaching as a peer instructional teacher leader. She is excited to transition into full-time coaching.

Nancy was a member of Math for America from 2010-2022. She earned her M.A. in Math from University of North Carolina Greensboro. She earned her M.A.T in Math Education from Bard College. She completed the Math Leadership program at Bank Street and she graduated with an EdD in Organizational Leadership from University of Dayton. Her dissertation in practice focused on how to build math identity in elementary school teachers. Her focus, in and out of the classroom, is building math identity in people so that they can better appreciate their ability to learn and experience the beautiful world of mathematics.

Fee per session: $25*
While each section will build upon the previous one, they can be taken individually.
Eligible for CTLE hours. Documentation will be provided upon request after May 6th, 2024.

*We acknowledge that this program has historically been offered free or by donation. Relying on volunteers to develop and deliver these programs is no longer sustainable. In order to honor their expertise and deep commitment to this work, we are instituting a small fee to cover costs and ensure the program is sustainable for the foreseeable future. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to Joy Ellebbane, Director of Continuing Professional Studies at Bank Street College.

History of Saturday Math

Since 1989, Bank Street faculty, current students, and graduates have run Saturday Math at Bank Street. Saturday Math invites teachers, administrators, curriculum enthusiasts, and other colleagues from the metropolitan New York area to enter the doors of Bank Street and engage in experiences that reflect the College’s progressive thinking around mathematics education.

While Saturday Math has grown and developed over time, it maintains consistent core goals. We support the development of education professionals, provide access for prospective candidates for the Leadership in Mathematics Education program, and empower current graduate students to design and facilitate powerful professional development seminars. In keeping with Bank Street’s commitment to growing community, we provide a light breakfast and space for participants to network and mingle.