About Us

The mission of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers' Association (TMTA) is to encourage the study of and improve the teaching of mathematics in all the schools and colleges of Tennessee. The Mathematics Teachers of Tennessee Northwest (MT2NW) is one of eight regional affiliated groups.

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Modeling the Standards

Mathematical modeling is central to Tennessee Standards, in fact, it is the fourth of the eight standards of mathematics practice that are part of the standards for every grade and course in Tennessee.

Tennessee Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Preconference

The Tennessee Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (TAMTE) will hold a Pre-Conference from 9 am to 12:30 pm in University Center Room 111 (the Robert M. Smith Legislative Chambers). This Pre-Conference associated is open to anyone who prepares teachers or who offers professional development to preK-12 mathematics teachers. This conference is separate from the TMTA conference and requires separate registration. See the registration form for more information.

Sept. 29-30

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Banquet (Friday 6:00 - 8:00, UC Ballroom)

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Trent Okerson

A native of Metropolis, Illinois, Trent Okerson joined the Weather Authority in October 2007. Trent's interest in weather stems back to his childhood, when his Papaw used to tell him that thunder was "the tater wagon tipping over." He jokes that while others would go home after school and watch cartoons, he went home and watched The Weather Channel (and also some cartoons). He says that one of the best birthday presents he ever received was when he got to come over to WPSD and meet Cal Sisto for his 6th birthday.

Prior to coming to work for Local 6, Trent spent 5½ years in education as a junior high and high school science teacher, but his love has always been weather. While teaching, he went back and began working on his education in meteorology through Mississippi State University, and interned at WPSD during the summer of 2006. In August of 2008, Trent graduated at the top of his class with his Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology. And in June 2011, Trent was awarded the National Weather Association Seal of Approval.

Registration Forms

Early registration ends September 9th.


Free guest WI-Fi service is available in all buildings. Choose the "UTM Guest" network, enter your email address and accept the terms, then you will be connected. If your school has eduroam, then you may use that network instead (it will be faster).

Friday Schedule (9/29)

Student Award Winners at the Banquet sponsored by Fluency Games, Geyer Instructional Products and Imagine Math.

Saturday Schedule (9/30)

Visit our Partnered Vendors in Boling University Center 206ABC

Lodging and Restaurants

Days Inn
800 University Street; Martin, TN 38237 (0.7 miles)
731-587-9577 Use Rate Code : TMTA
Conference Rate - $69.99 + taxes
Block of 30+ rooms held until September 1, 2017

Hampton Inn
5575 Skyhawk Parkway; Martin, TN 38237 (0.8 miles)
731-587-5800 Use Rate Code : TMTA
Conference Rate - $91.00 + taxes
Block of 30 rooms held until September 1, 2017
Suite Rate - $124.00 - $144.00 + taxes

Econo Lodge
853 University Street; Martin, TN 38237 (0.9 miles)
731-587-4241 Use Rate Code : TMTA
Conference Rate – $60.00 + taxes
Block of 30+ rooms held until September 1, 2017

Hospitality House
1221 West Reelfoot Avenue; Union City, TN 38261 (13.9 miles)
731-885-6610 Use Rate Code : TMTA/UTM
Conference Rate - $52.00 + taxes
Block of 25 rooms held until September 1, 2017

Country Hearth Inn
2009 West Reelfoot Avenue; Union City, TN 38261 (14.1 miles)
731-885-7774 Use Rate Code : TMTA
Conference Rate - $ 69.99 + taxes
Block of 15 rooms

Quality Inn
2201 West Reelfoot Avenue; Union City, TN 38261 (14.5 miles)
731-885-8850 Use Rate Code : TMTA
Conference Rate - $ 91.00 + taxes
Block of 30+ rooms held until September 1, 2017

A ticket for the Friday evening banquet (6 to 8 pm, UC Ballroom), continental breakfast Saturday morning, and lunch Saturday. If you need anything else, here is what else can be found in the University Center.

  • Food Court (menus) Friday 7 am to 8 pm and Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
    • Sandella's Flatbread Café
    • Chick-fil-A (chicken)
    • Mein Bowl (Chinese)
    • Southern Tsunami Sushi
  • On the Fly (convenience store/snacks) Friday 8 am - 8 pm
  • Skyhawk Dining Hall

Bartolas Bar and Grill Bar & Grill, 0.3 mile

Burger King Fast Food, 1.2 miles

Dairy Queen Fast Food, 1.0 mile

Daydream Yogurt Dessert, 0.3 mile

Domino’s Pizza Pizza, 0.3 mile

Fresh Start at Damron's American, 2.2 miles

Dragon Buffet Asian, 1.4 miles

Higher Ground Coffee Company Coffee, 1.7 miles

Huddle House Diner, 1.4 miles

Hunan Palace Asian, 0.3 mile

K N Root Beer Drive In Fast Food, 1.2 miles

La Cabana Mexican Restaurant Mexican, 0.8 mile

La Canasta Mexican, 0.3 mile

Little Caesars Pizza Pizza, 1.2 miles

Los Portales Mexican, 2.2 miles

Martin Coffeehouse Coffee, 0.7 mile

McDonald’s Fast Food, 1.0 mile

Opera House Restaurant Nicer Restaurant, Multi-Cuisine, 0.9 mile

Pizza Hut Pizza, 1.3 miles

Rodeo Bar & Grill, 1.7 miles

Sammies Sandwiches, 0.2 mile

Sonic Drive-In Fast Food, 1.4 miles

Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe Dessert, 0.9 mile

Subway Sandwiches, 1.0 mile

Taco Bell Fast Food, 1.1 miles

The Hearth Restaurant American, 1.6 miles

US Donuts Bakery, 0.3 mile

Wendy’s Fast Food, 0.3 mile

Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings Fast Food, 1.2 miles

Union City is west of Martin

Applebee’s Bar & Grill, 13.9 miles

Arby’s Fast Food, 14.3 miles

Bad Bob's BBQ Barbecue, 12.9 miles

Best Donuts Bakery, 13.3 miles

Burger King Fast Food, 14.5 miles

Charlie T's Cafe American, 14.6 miles

Corner Bar-B-Que Barbecue, 12.3 miles

Domino's Pizza Pizza, 12.9 miles

Don Sol Mexican Grill Mexican, 12.8 miles

Higher Ground Coffee Company Coffee, 13.4 miles

Hops & Barley Bar & Grill, 13.1 miles

Huddle House Diner, 15.4 miles

Los Portales Mexican, 14.7 miles

McDonald's Fast Food, 14.1 miles

Moustos Pasta and Grill Italian, 14.9 miles

Old West Steakhouse American, 14.0 miles

Oya House Buffet and Hibachi Grill Asian, 14.9 miles

PV's Hut Diner, 13.7 miles

Patio Grill Mexican, 14.3 miles

Penny Hill Shoppe Diner, 13.4 miles

Pizza Hut Pizza, 12.8 miles

Ryan's American, 14.1 miles

Sammies Sandwiches, 14.3 miles

Sassafraz Restaurant Nicer Restaurant, American, 15.3 miles

Snack Shop Bar & Grill, 13.7 miles

Snappy Tomato Pizza Pizza, 12.9 miles

Sonic Drive-In Fast Food, 13.1 miles

Subway Sandwiches, 13.2 miles

Taco Bell Fast Food, 14.6 miles

The Station Burger Co Sandwiches, 13.8 miles

Wendy's Fast Food, 13.3 miles

Yamato Japanese Steak House Asian, 14.6 miles

Zaxby's Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings Fast Food, 14.8 miles

On Friday you should park in the parking lot right next to (west of) the Boling University Center or in the lot across (west of) Mt. Pelia Avenue (see the campus map ). On Saturday, you may also park by the library or by the Humanities building.

If you accidentally get a parking ticket, contact Stephanie Kolitch styler@utm.edu

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Maps (and Photos)

The UTM Bookstore will be open Fri 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sat 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Event Location

Boling University Center
11 Wayne Fisher Drive
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 39238
Campus Map


Stephanie Kolitsch
University of Tennessee at Martin
309 Administration Bldg.
Martin, TN 38238