August 2017 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 10, Issue 8 August 2017

The Call for a Collective Action Sept. 7th Webinar

What is one thing the mathematics education organizations can do to further support your work in making mathematics education a more just, humane, and positive experience for children? Join the organizations on Thursday, September 7th, from at 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT for the fourth webinar to discuss the readings from June through August. See the flyer for further information and register now! Speakers include Rosa Serratore, Christina Lincoln-Moore, Robert Berry, and a representative from ASSM.

Standing for Equity and Social Justice

See Diane Kinch’s message on Standing for Equity and Social Justice on the TODOS homepage in response to some of the troubling events in this country. Quoting Kinch, “Integrity matters, social justice is about the way in which human rights are manifested in the everyday lives of people at every level of society. … let each of us commit to turning the tide, to working within our classrooms, schools, districts, counties, and states to advocate for each and every child, for each of them represents the future of America.” 

August Reading

There is still time to complete August Readings as part of A Call for a Collective Action. Suggested by the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics the two readings include: the April 2016 Great Lakes Equity Center Newsletter “April – Equitable Mathematics Instruction,” and “The Mathematical YAWP” by Francis Su, MAA Past-President. One of the targeted questions is: What role does mathematics play in human flourishing and how can we talk about it in our various roles? Go to the link for the remaining two questions.


The first TODOS Live! session for the 2017-2018 academic year will be presented by José Francisco Sala García on Effective Teaching Practices to Support English Language Learners to be held Saturday, September 9th at 8:30 AM PDT. Learn about the specific demands of teaching mathematics for English Language Learners, especially related to modeling and communication math practices. Support students to make assumptions and reflect on their solutions. Register for the webinar today!

Apply for the TODOS-MET Grant Today

TODOS and NCTM are funding a School Professional Development Grant: Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms. The purpose is to provide financial assistance to PreK-12 schools for professional development to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development when teaching mathematics.  One grant (maximum $4,000) will be awarded to a school for 2017-2018.  Deadline is November 30th. 

Did You Miss the June 7th Collective Action Webinar?

All of the Call for a Collective Action webinars have been recorded. The June webinar focused on the discussion of the readings from March through May. Presentations were made by Lorraine Howard for WME, Randy Philipp for AMTE, and John W. Staley for NCSM. If you missed this engaging presentation that focuses on equity and access, you can access the presentation slides, webinar recording, and webinar chat transcript. The next webinar will be held Sept 7th.

BBA and TODOS: Joint Booth at NCTM Conferences

NCTM is holding two regional conferences (Orlando and Chicago) and Innov8 (Las Vegas). See the Enews cells on the right for more information on the regionals and Innov8. This year, Benjamin Banneker Association and TODOS will jointly sponsor booths at all three conferences under the listing NCTM Equity Affiliates. If you are attending any of the three, consider volunteering your time and support BBA and TODOS by staffing the booth. Sign up for Orlando (October) Las Vegas (November), or Chicago (November/December).

Don’t Just Attend Sessions—Be a Part of Them

The theme of NCTM Innov8, November 15–17, 2017, in Las Vegas, is access, equity, and empowerment in classrooms, schools, and districts. Collaborative sessions are designed to provide you with ideas to develop equitable mathematical teaching practices that empower students and gain insights into new strategies that identify and remove barriers to access to high-quality mathematics. TODOS members are involved in the planning. Early-bird registration rates are available until October 12th! Learn more and register today. 

Register to attend the NCTM Regionals 

Attend the NCTM Regional Conferences and Expositions! The regional in Orlando will be held October 18th-20th at the Orange County Convention Center. Early bird registration for Orlando ends September 22nd. The regional in Chicago will be held November 29th–December 1st at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Early bird registration for Chicago ends November 3rd. Stop by the NCTM Equity Affiliates Booth in the Exhibit Hall! Mathematics Education Meets Excellence is the theme for both regionals.

Volunteer at the CCTM Conference in Denver

TODOS will again have an exhibit booth at the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CCTM) Conference that will be held at the University of Denver, September 14th–15th. This year’s theme is Captivating and Engaging Students’ Mathematical Minds, or Captiv8. One of the five strands of the conference is “Access and Equity: Motivating Each and Every Learner.” Share your TODOS benefits with your friends and colleagues by staffing the booth on Friday, September 15th. Sign up today!


On July 19th, Rich Sgarlotti, chair of Educators of Native American Students (EONAS), presented at The Reimagine STEM Educators Institute at Northern Michigan University. Sgarlotti presented Applications and Measurement in American Indian Culture with measurement terms from various Native languages, Pre-Contact and Post-Contact origin, Standard and Non-standard terms, and derived measurements. The presentation was based on the Measurement Unit found in the EONAS website. EONAS is a TODOS Special Interest Group.

Social Justice Math Study Group in Northern California

Registration is now open for the 3rd year of the Social Justice Math Study Group sponsored by the Alameda COE. This year-long inquiry-based cycle of workshops investigates how math education can improve outcomes for all students, especially those who have been most underserved. From equity-based pedagogical practices, to lessons that integrate social and economic justice issues, group members are provided a space to explore, implement, and refine their work. Go to the flyer for details.

PME-NA 2017 in Indianapolis, IN

The 39th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) will be held October 5th-8th at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown with the conference theme Synergy at the Crossroads. Early registration ends September 5th. 

Do You Have Items for the TODOS Enews?

Do you have information on personal accomplishments, events, news articles, or new books that are aligned with the Mission and Goals of TODOS and focus on equity and excellence? Share them with the TODOS Community by sending the information to the editor no later than Friday, September 15th to be included in the September Enews.

2017-2018 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Diane Kinch, Diana Ceja, Marta Civil, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Julia Aguirre, Jennifer Bay-Williams, Rocío Benedicto, Kyndall Brown, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, Linda Fulmore, Susie W. Håkansson, Annette Kitagawa, Silvia Llamas-Flores, Carlos LópezLeiva, and M. Alejandra Sorto