September 2016 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 9, Issue 9 September 2016


September Readings in Call for a Collective Action

Have you read the three position papers from AMTE, NCSM/TODOS, and NCTM? The targeted question for the September reading is: What are some common understandings amongst the three position papers? Go to the TODOS members' Social Circle (discussion forum) on the TODOS website and participate in the discussion forum that has been established for this month's readings. Share and discuss some of your ideas with friends and colleagues!

Call for A Collective Action!

TODOS President Diane Kinch sent a letter to TODOS members earlier this month on a Call for a Collective Action to Develop Awareness: Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education. The website and the president's letter provide details of the Call for a Collective Action, including the mathematics education organizations participating, and the monthly readings. In addition, TODOS has established a Social Circle (discussion forum) for each month's reading or collection of readings.

October Readings in Call for a Collective Action

The reading for October 2016 is TEEM 7, the Special Issue, Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Social Justice. The targeted questions for this reading are included in the attached. The Social Circle for this reading will be added on the website in October. Even if you don't read every article in TEEM 7, you can always include your comments in the Social Circle on the articles that you did read. Participate in the Call for a Collective Action!

TODOS Live! in September

Remember that TODOS Live! is Wednesday, September 21st! Florence Glanfield will present Part 2 of Weaving Indigenous Perspectives & Mathematics: Landscape of Success for ALL Learners. The webinar starts at 4:30 p.m. PDT. View Part 1 of the webinar. TODOS thanks ETA hand2mind for their continued support of TODOS Live!

TODOS Live! in October

In October, Angela Thompson will present Maximizing Algebra Access through Conversational Lecture and Tablet Technology on Wednesday, October 12th at 4:00 p.m. PDT. Greisy Winiki-Landman will present Some Reflections about the Visual Aspects in the Mathematics Learning on Tuesday, October 18th at 4:00 p.m. PDT.

Call for Papers for TEEM

Do you have research results that you would like to have published? The TODOS refereed journal, Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics, is soliciting manuscripts that are aligned with the mission of TODOS for its next issue. TEEM welcomes manuscripts on issues of language, culture, access, equity, and quality from diverse viewpoints.


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TODOS Speakers at CMC-South Conference

Speakers for the TODOS strand at the California Mathematics Council-South Conference will be Linda Fulmore (session 514), Steven Krolikowski (session 763), and Nora Ramirez (session 833) with Susie Håkansson (session 704) as a featured speaker (see online program).  The conference will be held in Palm Springs November 4-5, 2016, with the theme Sparking Deeper Understanding.  Go to the conference website to register and to view the conference schedule.

NCSM Elections! Remember to Vote!

The NCSM elections are open and will close October 15th for the following positions: Second Vice President and Regional Directors for Central 2, Eastern 2, and Western 2. All NCSM members will vote for the second vice president and members residing in the above regions will be voting for their regional director. TODOS members who are candidates include: Bill Barnes, Second Vice President; Sharon Rendon, Central 2; Lynn Columba and Sue Vohrer, Eastern 2; and Kathlan Latimer, Western 2.

What Does It Mean to Be Fluent in Mathematics?

In 2012, then NCTM President Linda Gojak responded to a frequently asked question, "What does it mean to be fluent in mathematics?" Building fluency involves more than speed and accuracy. It must reach beyond procedures and computation. The article elaborates on this topic and provides several examples.

University of Illinois Adds Course in Minority Culture

University of Illinois has added a course in U.S. minority culture to the core curriculum for undergraduate students in hopes of helping better prepare students to live in an increasingly diverse society. Students will now take one Western culture course, a non-Western culture course, and the U.S. minority culture course.

2016-2017 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Diane Kinch, Marta Civil, Susie W. Håkansson, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Julia Aguirre, Ellen Barger, Rocio Benedicto, Anita Bright, Kyndall Brown, Carol A. Edwards, Linda Fulmore, Cynthia Hillman-Forbush, Annette Kitagawa, Bob McDonald, M. Alejandra Sorto, and Angela Thompson