November 2022 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 15, Issue 11 November 2022

From the TODOS President

TODOS: Mathematics for ALL will host an in person conference June 21 - 23, 2023 on the homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia, in a place now known as Albuquerque NM. We are in the midst of planning an exciting program so that we can engage in conversations around the theme, .... We are excited to announce two keynote speakers: Dr. Belin Tsinnajinnie, WestEd, and Dr. Kari Kokka, University of Pittsburg. ... Go to the President's full message.

TODOS 2023 Conference COVID-19 Protocols

The last in-person TODOS conference was 2018. By the time we get together in June 2023, it will have been 5 years since we brought the TODOS community together under the banner of one of our signature events - the conference! TODOS is committed to providing as safe and inclusive a conference setting as we possibly can. But, we cannot do this alone. ... Go to TODOS 2023 Conference COVID-19 Protocols.

See You in Baltimore

The NCTM Regionals in Baltimore will be held November 30 – December 2. Stop by the TODOS Booth if you are attending. Better yet, volunteer to staff the booth. If you are have not registered, live in the area, and would like to staff the booth for six hours or more, TODOS has an exhibitor’s badge. Contact the editor by November 22 if you are interested. You have the opportunity to attend sessions, participate in the conference and share your passion for equity.

TODOS Live! December 12, 2022

The December 12 TODOS Live! is titled Bringing Social Justice to the Upper Elementary Math Classroom: From Student Questions to Taking Action to be presented by Tonya Gau Bartell, Cathery Yeh, Mathew D. Felton-Koestler, and Robert Q Berry III. During this workshop, educators will engage in the use of a social justice mathematics lesson framework to examine ways to design lessons to teach mathematics for and with social justice. Sign up now!

UArizona CRR: 19th Annual MEAD Conference

The UArizona Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) is hosting this year's Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD), Arizona's largest mathematics education event, on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The keynote speaker will be Peg Smith, recipient of NCTM’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s event will be free for all Arizona educators and $125 for everyone else. Go to the website to register.

Tell Your Story: NCSM 2023 Annual Conference 

Join NCSM in Washington, DC where members will share stories of bold mathematics leadership. They will be creating Mirrors & Windows into stories from mathematics leaders and the work they are doing to support equitable mathematics instruction. Consider submitting a proposal. Strands focus on stories of advocacy, stories of empowerment, stories of redesigning mathematics instruction, and stories yet to be told. Go to details for additional information.

2023 TL Program: Park City Math Institute

The Park City Mathematics Institute engages secondary math teachers in a deep dive into their own professional growth and learning. Interactions connect teachers to research mathematicians, mathematics university faculty, undergraduate & graduate students, and thought leaders addressing equity in mathematics education. For more information, go to details of the program, a promotional video from previous years, and the application form. Applications are due January 15, 2023.

Underrepresentation of Teachers of Color

Devin Morris co-founded The Teachers’ Lounge in Boston with then-business partner Jabari Peddie because throughout their own K-12 and college experiences, they witnessed the under-representation of educators of color in lead teaching positions and felt the effects of not having a teacher with whom they could identify. Together, they sought to change this reality for future generations of students by creating spaces intended to increase recruitment, revitalization, and retention .... Continue reading his profile.

Are Positive Attitudes Key to Math Learning?

Debates over math education too often focus solely on course content or—even worse—superficial questions about course titles, at the expense of the important issues of what students are learning and how they learn it. Yet, evidence abounds that actual math learning is often limited and shallow. Go to Pam Burdman’s blog, Are Positive Attitudes Key to Math Learning?, to read about the examples that support her statement. She indicates how shifting student attitudes about math is linked to deeper learning.

International Day of Ethnomathematics, Dec. 8

On December 8th, 2022, Ubiratan D'Ambrosio’s memory will be honored at the 7th International Congress on Ethnomathematics (ICEm-7) with the theme  "Ethnomathematics: Embracing Diverse Systems of Knowledge for Social Justice and Peace." Researchers, educators and friends will be united in a symbolic embrace around the “Dambrosian” world. See the details.

Mathematics Education and the Socio-Ecological

ICMI is hosting a one-day symposium on March 20, 2023 to act as a gathering point for scholars whose concerns could be broadly grouped together as “socio-ecological”. ICMI invite expressions of interest from a variety of people across the globe who are working on issues in mathematics education that make links across social and ecological questions and related ethical concerns. 

2022-2023 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Florence Glanfield, Linda Fulmore, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Ma Bernadette Andres-Salgarino, Diana Ceja, Theodore Chao, Marta Civil, Marian Dingle, Bernard Frost, Monica Gonzalez, Susie W. Håkansson, Lisa Jilk, Nichole Lindgren, Luz Maldonado Rodríguez, Erin Sylves, and Trevor Warburton