April 2016 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 9, Issue 4 April 2016


Thanks to Outgoing Board Members and Positions

TODOS thanks all of its outgoing Board members: Susie W. Håkansson, President; Diane Kinch, President-Elect and Resources Chair; Susana Davidenko, Director; Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, Director; and Rosa Starke, Secretary. Kudos to these hard working volunteers who have been so committed to making a difference for all students, particularly Latina/o students.

Individual Ads in TODOS 2016 Conference Program

TODOS 2016 is only two months away! This year, the Conference Program will include ads from individuals. Want to share a TODOS related thought or quote, place a message, or congratualte a colleague? Do so in the TODOS 2016 Conference Program book. Go to TODOS Ads for information on how to include your message and contribute. Deadline is April 30th.

Welcome to New Board Members and Positions

The following new TODOS Board members began their term on April 15th: Diane Kinch, President; Susie W. Håkansson, Past-President and Resources Chair; Kyndall Brown, Director; Alejandra Sorto, Director; and Rocio Benedicto, Secretary. See the full list of 2016-2017 Board members. The TODOS Board continues their efforts to further the mission and goals of TODOS.


Keep your eyes on the E-Lists and the home page side bar to see what is happening with TODOS Live! There is a fairly good chance that TODOS Live! will have a session in May, but need confirmation before it is advertised. 
TODOS Live will take on a different look this June during the TODOS 2016 conference. The plan is to "periscope" - or live stream - some of the sessions. This will be through twitter, so if you have twitter follow @todosmath.

2016 NCSM/NCTM Research Conference/NCTM

TODOS was active in Oakland/San Francisco the week of April 11th. TODOS members spoke at all the conferences. TODOS had a booth at both NCSM and NCTM. TODOS Member Ed Dickey received NCTM's Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual TODOS Members' Meeting acknowledged sponsors and included Student Awards given to eight local area students. The TODOS Salsa Party was attended by 100 members who were all out on the floor dancing! See you next year in San Antonio!

Cathy Kinser Memorial PD Award

Cathy Kinser was a Charter Member of TODOS in 2003 and remained active all these years. She was involved with TODOS Schools and provided professional development to many teachers. Several TODOS members made a contribution in memory of Cathy Kinser to establish the Cathy Kinser Memorial Professional Development Award. The first award, announced during the TODOS Salsa Party, was given to Billie Matthews to attend the 2016 TODOS Conference.

NCSM/TODOS Joint Position Statement on Social Justice

Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Social Justice: Acknowledgment, Actions, and Accountability, a joint position statement from NCSM and TODOS, was included in the NCSM Bags and distributed to all who attended NCSM. In addition, those attending the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics Conference also received a copy. Download the paper and share with your colleagues and administrators.

TODOS 2016 Conference Close to Capacity

As of today, there are about ten spaces available at the TODOS 2016 Conference. If you plan on attending, sign up today, or you will miss out on an outstanding conference. The conference page on the TODOS website provides highlights of the conference including the Impact sessions. Also, other information of interest (registration, housing, transportation, and other amenities near the Scottsdale Plaza resort) are included.


Additional TODOS members attending ICME include: Anita Bright, Rebecca Dibbs, Greg Foley, Karen Hyers (received NCTM Travel Grant), Ji Yeong (Joann) I, Carlos LopezLeiva, Chelsea McIntyre (received NCTM Travel Grant), and Jane Tanner. Go to TODOS at ICME 13 for a list of TODOS members attending ICME. Members are presenting papers, leading Topic Study Groups, or involved in other ways. Inform the editor to add your name to the list.

Handout for Parents in English and Spanish

This short handout for parents/guardians in English and Spanish on the youcubed site includes six ways to support children's mathematical development and some links that parents can go to for more resources. This includes ways that parents can help their children with homework in productive ways and give them the sort of praise that will help them grow and learn in the future.

Meandering Toward Graduation

More students are graduating from high school, but what do those diplomas mean? A new analysis, Meandering Toward Graduation, from the EdTrust K-12 team shows that less than one-third of students complete a college-ready sequence of courses, and just 13% complete a career-ready sequence. Nearly half of all high school graduates complete neither curricula. The report includes implications for educators and opportunities for schools to effect change.

The Road to Readiness: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Meet Tre, a student with dreams of becoming a dentist in The Road to Readiness. He took all of the classes in high school his counselor told him to take, but when he arrived on a community college campus, he learned just how far from ready his high school course-taking - and his counselor's advice - left him. This student's story mirrors the trends found in the data from Meandering Toward Graduation.


Rich Sgarlotti, chair of Educators of Native American Students (EONAS) will speak at the North Dakota Spring Collaborative Conference, April 21-23. For detailed information, go to EONAS News. EONAS members presenting at local, state, regional or national events are encouraged to publicize through TODOS. For additional information, contact the chair

Math Magazine with Activities

The April 2016 Mathgazines out of the PRIME Center at Arizona State University are available. Mathgazine Junior is targeted for students in grades 4-8 and Mathgazine Senior is targeted for students in grades 9-12.These four-page Mathgazines are edited by Carole Greenes, Jason Luc, and Yifan Tian.

2015-2016 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