March 2018 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 11, Issue 3 March 2018

TODOS Strand Speakers and Invited Speakers in DC

TODOS will be well represented at NCSM, NCTM Research Conference, and NCTM including a TODOS Strand as part of the Equity Sessions at NCTM. Also, TODOS has pre-conference sessions at both NCSM and NCTM. Go to the document to preview TODOS Strand speakers and invited TODOS speakers at NCSM and NCTM plus other TODOS events. See you in Washington, DC!

TODOS 2018 Conference Investigate Sessions

Learn about another group of sessions at the TODOS 2018 Conference: Investigate Sessions. These 12 sessions engage participants in their exploration of ideas in order to impact practices and settings. High levels of participation in these 90-minute sessions will provide opportunities to learn from others and consider implementation in different contexts.

TODOS Members’ Meeting and Salsa Party

The yearly TODOS Business Meeting and Student Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Marriott Marquis Salon 14. Outgoing Board members will be recognized and student awards will be give. The TODOS Salsa Party will be held Thursday, April 24th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Marriott Marquis Independence E. Bring your dancing shoes!


Brief Chats using Powerful Resources are discussions regarding various aspects impacting equity and access in mathematics education.  The resources come from Ripples of Hope: Building Relationships for Educational Change and Take It Up: Leading for Educational Equity. The session on Tuesday February 27th is The Effects of Language Oppression and the one on April 12th is The Culture of Power. Register and join your TODOS colleagues in these brief chats led by Nora Ramirez and Bob McDonald. The 30-minute sessions begin at 4:30 PM PDT.

A Collective Call to Action: March-April 2018

The March and April reading continues to be Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Conversations with Educators, edited by Anita A. Wager and David W. Stinson. The targeted questions are the following: How might teachers begin to teach mathematics for social justice? How might teacher educators begin to teach teachers how to teach mathematics for social justice? How might teaching mathematics for social justice “look like?” How can mathematics be re-envisioned as a means to create a more socially just world?

TODOS Election Results

The TODOS Nominations and Elections Committee would like to thank those of you who submitted nominations of TODOS members and colleagues whom you respect and admire for their leadership, scholarship, commitment, and hard work. The results of this year’s election are: Vice President, Rocío Benedicto (New Mexico) and Director, Zandra de Araujo (Missouri). Congratulations to the newly elected board members, who will begin their terms after the annual Members’ Meeting. Congratulations to Rocío and Zandra! Thank you TODOS members for voting!

Collective Call to Action March Webinar

Did you miss the Collective Call to Action Webinar focusing on the January and February readings that was held March 14th? You can access a recording of this webinar that focused on the five principles of courageous leadership to guide achievement for every student. Many of those in the webinar participated actively by interacting via the chat box, and you can view the contents by downloading the webinar chat.

Are You Speaking/Attending NCSM/Research/NCTM in DC?

In addition to TODOS invited speakers, some of you are speaking either at NCSM, NCTM Research Conference, or NCTM. Go to TODOS Sessions and enter the information for your session. Include the time, conference, title, name, and location. If you are attending one of the meetings/conferences, go to the TODOS Sessions to view the offerings by TODOS members. Also, volunteer to staff the TODOS Booth.

CML Project Free Resources

The Children’s Mathematical Learning (CML) Project has developed two learning resources:  CML Videos and the CML book. The CML book is designed to be used as a supplement in mathematics content, mathematics methods, and graduate mathematics education courses for elementary teachers, and is unique in that it focuses on how children learn mathematics. The CML letter gives instructions on how to access the videos.

More TODOS Live! Recordings Available 

The recordings of TODOS Live! sessions are available. These include Mathematics Intervention Strategies to Help Students Catch Up presented by Shelley Kriegler, Algebraic Thinking Through Pattern Tasks presented by José Francisco Sala García, and Talk Less, Listen More by Zachary Champaign.  

Do Are You Speaking at a Conference or Workshop? 

Are you making a presentation at any workshop, conference, or professional development program during the next couple of months? If so, include the following slide in your presentation to promote the TODOS 2018 Conference that will be held June 21-23, 2018, in the Phoenix Metro area. Encourage all of the participants to attend.

2017-2018 TODOS Board

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