July 2021 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 14, Issue 7 July 2021

TODOS Booth at 2021 NCTM Annual Meeting/Exposition

If you are planning to attend the 2021 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, Sept. 22-25, consider volunteering to staff the TODOS Booth for two hours or more. You can encourage attendees to join TODOS by indicating why you joined and sharing your passion for all things TODOS! This will be the first in person TODOS Booth since December 2019! Sign up today!

Social Justice Quote for the July 2021 Enews

Today, I want to argue, the most urgent social issue affecting poor people and people of color is economic access. In today’s world, economic access and full citizenship depend crucially on math and science literacy.

Bob Moses

LGBTQ+ Statement

TODOS published a statement in support of LGBTQ+ persons and their families, friends, and colleagues by speaking out against direct attacks on LGBTQ+ persons. Educators must create a welcoming learning environment for LGBTQ+ students by affirming and respecting their intersecting identities. The statement includes actions educators can take to provide a safe and brave space for LGBTQ+ students.

You Can Now Auto Renew Your TODOS Membership

Did you know that you can have your TODOS membership automatically renew? Then, you don't have to worry when your membership expires. When you complete your next renewal form, select Automatically Renew. If you are a one-year member, your membership will auto renew yearly, and if you are a three-year member, it will auto renew every three years. If you don’t see that option, you can contact TODOS, and we can manually set it up for you.

Recovery Is About Learning, not Practice

Thanks to ST Math, created by MIND Research Institute, for sponsoring the opening session of the TODOS 2021 Virtual Conference. Their approach to learning focuses on materials designed to drive deep conceptual understanding. The MIND Research Institute's mission is to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Read their brief statement on Recovery Is About Learning, not Practice. Go to their website for more details. 

NCTM 2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition 

NCTM 2021 may look different this year but expect the same high-quality mathematics education content and networking opportunities. Held in Atlanta Sept. 22-25, the theme is Empowering the Voice of Teachers: From Critical Conversations to Intentional Actions. There will be inspiring sessions; networking, games, giveaways, and great ideas; and new advances, technologies, and ideas on display in the exhibit hall. Early bird registration ends Aug. 2. 

53rd NCSM Annual Conference

Join NCSM in Atlanta, GA to focus on important issues for leaders in mathematics education. Become a part of NCSM, the mathematics leadership organization that provides professional learning opportunities to support and sustain improved student achievement. The conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis with the theme Aspire. Activate. Act. Amplify Bold Mathematics Leadership. Register today!

Expanding Opportunities for Statistics Students

The recent 2021 United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) had a theme of Expanding Opportunities and featured several excellent equity-oriented sessions: Panel Discussion on Expanding Horizons and Fostering Diversity, Keynote titled Data Feminism, and Keynote titled Expanding Opportunities for Underprepared Statistics Students. Go to the website to read the abstracts and view the recordings.

Can AP Clear Up the Mixed Signals of Precalculus?

Precalculus is a college-level course, but when taught in high school, it rarely confers college credit. High school Precalculus students frequently end up repeating it in college. Such opaque and misaligned high-school-to-college math sequences send mixed signals to students that unfairly complicate their educational journeys. Could an AP Precalculus course improve math learning? Read Pamela Burdman’s blog on this topic.

Your TODOS Membership

Hi . Your Membership in TODOS is good through . Your support and commitment to TODOS is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in (1) volunteering to participate actively in TODOS activities or (2) making comments and suggestions to increase TODOS visibility, contact the editor and indicate your interests, what expertise or skills you bring, and suggestions.  

Do You Have Items for the TODOS Enews?

Do you have information on personal accomplishments, why you joined TODOS, mathematics education or professional 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 Sunday, August 15 to be included in the August 2021 Enews. Your information is welcomed.

2021-2022 TODOS Board

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