August 2018 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 11, Issue 8

August, 2018

XVth Inter-American Conference on Mathematics Education

The XVth Inter-American Conference on Mathematics Education (IACME XV) will be held May 5 to 10, 2019 in Medellín, Colombia, at the University of Medellín and the University of Antioquia. The official languages are Spanish, Portuguese and English. IACME XV is open to proposals for presentations in the various modalities of Communications, Workshops and Posters until September 30, 2018. For details go to:

Collective Call to Action Webinar: May–June Recording 

Theodore Chao and DeAndrea Jones led a webinar on their article  Developing Social Justice Mathematics Activists in Pre-K-Grade 5. Pre-K -Grade 5 mathematics can be filled with rich, complex mathematical talk that moves beyond traditional counting and cardinality. When paired with issues of fairness, mathematics becomes a social justice tool that empowers students to mathematically recognize and address oppression they see in their own world. Read the article and view the recording.

Collective Call to Action: July-August Reading

The July-August 2018 Reading, suggested by AMTE, is "How do I learn to like this child so I can teach him mathematics?", by Mary Q. Foote, from Cases for MTEs: Facilitating Conversations about Inequities in Mathematics Classrooms. Questions include: How would you support the teacher in addressing her negative views about the student and his mother? In what ways did the case and commentary authors' suggestions help you think about the equity-related dilemmas you face in your own work?


On Saturday, September 8th at 8:00 AM PDT, José Francisco Sala García will present Promoting Algebraic Thinking through Visual Pattern Tasks for English Language Learners. Motivate English learners in algebraic reasoning by fostering productive struggle, language development, and exploring visual pattern tasks. Participants will anticipate the ways students will solve pattern tasks, consider how to support students’ learning, and interrelate social and analytic scaffolding. Register today.

2018 TODOS/MET Grant Opportunity

TODOS and NCTM are funding its second annual school-based professional development grant, Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms.  The grant provides financial assistance to pre-K–12 schools for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development when teaching mathematics. One grant (maximum $4000) will be awarded.  Deadline is November 2nd.

Attend One of Three NCTM Regional Conferences

The 2018 Fall NCTM Regional Conferences are the following: October 4-6 in Hartford, CT; November 1-3 in Kansas City, MO; and November 28-30 in Seattle, WA. The theme for all three conferences is “Innovate. Collaborate. Learn.” Early bird registration for Hartford closes September 12th. TODOS will be partnering with Benjamin Banneker Association and Women in Mathematics Education to sponsor the NCTM Equity Affiliates Booth.

Educational Songs in Stem

With features such as conversational vocabulary and direct sentence structure, lyrics are an ELL-friendly, culturally relevant, and memorable vehicle for learning STEM content. Learn more at the VOICES conference on September 26 (view the program).  It’s online (so no airfare or lodging) and registration is only $10 (with waivers available for cases of hardship).

Issues on Language and Learning Mathematics

This webinar August 30th at 10:00 AM PDT will address issues in language and learning mathematics. Using research in mathematics education, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics, Dr. Judit Moschkovich & Professor Richard Barwell use examples to explore common myths about mathematics and language. Go here for more information.

2018-2019 TODOS Board

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