November 2020 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 13, Issue 11 November 2020

TODOS 2021 Virtual Conference

The dates for the TODOS 2021 Virtual Conference is June 21-23, 2021. Detailed information will be posted on the website in the beginning of 2021. Plans are being made to include events where attendees can meet to develop community, a hallmark of TODOS events. TODOS Conferences have always been special because of its high quality and in-depth sessions along with the extensive networking among participants. Share this information with your friends and colleagues!

Social Justice Quote for November 2020 Enews

In an increasingly global society, and in a nation that is linguistically and culturally diverse, it behooves us to build on our linguistic capacities and to understand ways to optimize what immigrants and their children bring.

Kenji Hakuta

OCTM Virtual Conference Student Awards

At the Ohio Council of Mathematics Teachers Virtual Conference held in October, TODOS presented student awards during a virtual ceremony to Shantele K. and Adam W., both students at David H. Ponitz Career Technical School in the Dayton Public Schools.  Thanks to Ohio Student Awards lead Mark Jaffee for organizing the effort and to Texas Instruments for awarding the TI-Nspire CX graphing calculators. Read the Dayton Daily News article about the winners.


The next TODOS Live! will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Robert Q. Berry, III, will speak on Disrupting Mathematical Micoaggressions. Microaggressions are brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, which communicate negative slights and insults to people. Francis Su defined mathematical microaggressions as ways we communicate to students "you don't belong in mathematics." Register today!

Are you Speaking at the CMC-North Virtual Conference?

TODOS will have a virtual exhibit booth at the CMC-N Conference plus a Lunch and Discourse with TODOS session on Saturday, December 5th from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Finally, the virtual booth will highlight sessions that are presented by TODOS members. If you are speaking at the CMC-N Virtual Conference, go to TODOS Sessions and enter your information by December 1st. A reminder will be sent to California TODOS members separately.

CRR presents the 17th Annual MEAD Conference

The UArizona Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) is hosting the Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day (MEAD) Conference virtually on Saturday, January 23rd with keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams, author of Math Fact Fluency and co-author of Teaching Student Centered Mathematics. This year’s event will be free for all Arizona Teachers and $125 for everyone else. Go to the conference website for details.

2021 Annual AMTE Conference

The 25th Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) will be held virtually February 11-13, 2021 and February 18-20, 2021, Thursday - Saturday both weeks. The AMTE Conference provides opportunities for a diverse community of mathematics educators to share current research and practice findings. The Judith E. Jacobs Lecture will be given by Marta Civil on Thursday, February 18th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

Call for Papers: Mathematics Education and Society 11

Mathematics Education and Society (MES) 11 will be held in Klagenfurt, Austria, September 24-29, 2021. The Call for Papers, MES11 Word template, information on language support, and further details can be found on the conference website. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2021. “We are currently planning the conference in spite of the corona crisis and stay optimistic that we can meet in person.” Contact David Wagner to be placed on the MES mailing list.

World Association of Lesson Studies 2020 Online

The World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) 2020 Online will be held from December 2-4, 2020 in three different zones. WALS invites teachers, administrators, researchers, and community leaders from all around the world to take part in this conference. Together, participants will deepen their understanding and implementation of Lesson and Learning Studies. Included in Zone 1 (The Americas) will be a pre-recorded virtual public lesson in California. Download the flyer. 

Alliance for Resource Equity

COVID-19 is affecting everyone but not equally. Students of color and their families find themselves enduring a pandemic that disproportionately impacts their health, mired in an economic crisis that affects their financial well-being, and living in a country that too often still struggles to recognize their humanity. The Alliance for Resource Equity has released tools and resources to help education leaders and advocates build common understandings of the issues and how to talk about them.

Center for Minorities in Mathematical Sciences

The recently launched Center for Minorities in the Mathematical Science centers the experiences and needs of people of color pursuing degrees or careers in mathematics. It was created by a small but passionate group of minority mathematicians united towards achieving the following goals for minorities in the mathematical sciences through sharing information, ideas, and resources: narration, renovation, and vertical integration. Go to the website for details.

National Math Festival Opens in December 2020

The 2021 National Math Festival will feature juicy talks, hands-on demos, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more for all ages. The first event is December 9-10, 2020 on Live Mathical Readings. Math is more than numbers and equations! Tweens and Teens Take on Mathical on Wednesday, December 9th and Little Ones Rule with Mathical on Thursday, December 10th, both held at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Register today!

A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction Membership

A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction is an approach to mathematics that addresses barriers to math equity. The developers drew upon the TODOS Position Statement as a key resource for the development. The Pathway offers guidance and resources for educators to use as they plan curriculum and establish an antiracist math practice. 

Do You Have Items for the TODOS Enews?

Do you have information on personal accomplishments, events, news articles, or new books aligned with the Mission and Goals of TODOS? Share them with the TODOS Community by sending the information to the editor no later than Tuesday, December 15th to be included in the December 2020 Enews. Your information is welcomed!

2020-2021 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Linda Fulmore, Diana Ceja, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Ma Bernadette Andres-Salgarino, Kyndall Brown, Gloria Brown Brooks, Marta Civil, Zandra de Araujo, Bernard Frost, Maggie Hackett, Susie W. Håkansson, Lisa Jilk, Nichole Lindgren, Luz Maldonado Rodríguez, Erin Sylves, Trevor Warburton, and María del Rosario Zavala