September 2021 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 14, Issue 9 September 2021

Call for Nominations for TODOS Director

Nominations are open for two TODOS Director positions! The Nomination Form includes the qualifications and the responsibilities of Directors. Consider nominating yourself or another TODOS member to serve a three-year term as Director. Any nominee must be a TODOS member in good standing for at least one year prior to October 15, 2021 to be considered as a candidate. Deadline for nominations is October 15. Questions? Contact the Chair.

Social Justice Quote for the September 2021 Enews


Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

Benjamin Franklin

Grant to Support Multilingual Learners

TODOS and NCTM are funding its 5th annual MET grant for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development in mathematics. Grant maximum: $4000. The application must include at least one current NCTM member and one current TODOS member who teach at the school. Go to TODOS-MET Grant for application information along with highlights from previous winners. Deadline for submission is November 1.

TODOS Live! Platica

You are invited to join the new TODOS Live! version of a "fireside chat" with the authors of Where is Manuel? A Rejection of 'Learning Loss' on October 5, 4:00 pm Pacific. "Platica" means "talk,” so download and read this statement and be ready to participate in the discussion. Register today, get to the reading, and drop in during this Platica! Together we will share, plan, and work towards continuing to advocate for our students and how they "bring brilliance to us in many forms.”

Where Is Manuel? A Rejection of Learning Loss

With all the discourse about learning loss, TODOS was challenged with adding something unique that delivers a powerful message. Where Is Manuel is its attempt to shift the narrative to what actually matters. Learning loss? What a farce. To be clear, the government has engaged in the deprivation of learning—for some students—for centuries. This is in stark contrast to what happened these last eighteen months of pandemic instruction. Join TODOS Live! Platica on October 5 to discuss this article.

TEEM Special Themed Issue Deadline Extension

TEEM is seeking manuscripts for the special themed issue on antiracism in mathematics education that make explicit connections to the conceptualization of antiracism in the TODOS Antiracism Position Statement. To account for the beginning of the school year and many challenges facing educators at this time, the submission deadline is extended to October 5. Please consult the call for manuscripts for submission guidelines.

NCTM MET Grants for K-16 Educators

NCTM annually awards $150,000 to educators (scholarship and awards for preservice teachers, coursework and scholarship grants for in-service teachers, research grants, and professional development grants). Other grants are also awarded. NCTM Grants, Scholarships, and Awards lists all of the grants available from the Mathematics Education Trust. Deadline for applications is November 1.

Launch Years Guest Blogger: Diana Ceja

“When you bring teachers, students, community members, and parents together, and they all understand the purpose and intent of reforms, they can help you identify and problem-solve barriers to implementation. They can also lead their fellow community members to accept changes and participate in the transformation.” Go to Dana Center's blog to read Diana Ceja's full article in addition to several other blogs.

Math Organizations Leadership Network

The Dana Center has established a Launch Years Math Organizations Leadership Network that brings together mathematics organizations to strengthen—and advocate for—work improving the experiences and outcomes for students transitioning from high school into the first two years of postsecondary education. Go to the website for additional information including upcoming webinars and recordings. 

NCSM Beyond the Conference 2021

NCSM's Beyond the Conference 2021 (October 5 - December 14) will allow you to engage and network virtually with your colleagues including weekly live sessions to interact with speakers and peers. These sessions will be an extension of the conversations that occurred during the conference. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and grapple with current mathematics leadership issues with other leaders on next steps for your BOLD math leadership journey.

Returning to ‘Normal’ Is Not Good Enough

Bob Moses, a renowned civil rights leader of the 1960s and founder of The Algebra Project, passed away on July 25. He was among the key activists working on voter education and registration in the south, and later in life devoted his efforts to helping low-income students and students of color achieve the mathematical skills necessary for postsecondary success. The Imprint (Youth and Family News) is honored to publish this previously unpublished column, Returning to 'Normal' Is Not Good Enough.


TODOS is now partnering with the Panamanian Foundation for the Promotion of Mathematics (FUNDAPROMAT) to share resources between the two organizations. Their mission is to promote the study of mathematics in the Republic of Panama and all over the world. Through the activities organized by FUNDAPROMAT, they share the richness and beauty of mathematics and inspire Panamanian youth to study math. Go to their website to access the resources available to the public.

COVID-19 Advocacy: Open Letter

This open letter expresses concerns about the future of the profession and the career paths of early career mathematical scientists, particularly focusing on the impact of COVID on the careers of researchers with children and those who find themselves as caregivers (most often women). The goal of this letter is to help ensure the good health of the profession by suggesting ideas that could alleviate some of the damaging effects of the pandemic to those who are most vulnerable.

Just Equations: Solving for Equity in Practice

Just Equations announced the release of Solving for Equity in Practice: New Insights on Advancing College Math Opportunity and Success. It explores how college and university professionals think about and address the equity implications of redesigned math pathways to ensure that students have access to college-level math courses. The report synthesizes key learning from interviews with college professionals and students at six California IHEs that have demonstrated early momentum in implementing math reforms.

Mathematics: The Key to a Hidden World

Join Mathical award-winning author, educator, and YouTube star Eddie Woo and the National Math Festival for Mathematics, The Key to a Hidden World on Tuesday, September 21 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Pacific (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern). We learn mathematics not just to solve problems but to unlock a world hiding in plain sight, to enable us to appreciate its patterns and navigate its secrets. Registration is free for this online, interactive event geared at middle and high school students as well as adults!


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MES 11

There is now a rough timetable online now for the Mathematics Education and Society Conference 11 (MES 11) is an international community that is interested in the social, ethical, and political dimensions of mathematics education. A more detailed timetable, which schedules the discussions of the individual papers and provides links to papers, videos, and Zoom rooms, is being prepared and should be available soon.

2021-2022 TODOS Board

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