December 2022 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 15, Issue 12 December 2022

From the TODOS President

It is near the winter solstice as I write this, December 21, the longest night of the year for those who live in the northern hemisphere. The further you live north of the equator the less daylight you might have during the day time hours. Right now we have less than 8 hours of daylight in any one day. June 21 is the day with the most number of daylight hours, where we get close to 22 hours of daylight. I grew up trying to make sense of this cycle of mother earth. I have two vidid memories about childhood wonder: ... Go to the President's full message 

Plan to Attend the TODOS 2023 Conference

TODOS is excited to announce the TODOS 2023 Conference in Albuquerque, NM! Join us for three days of exploration, discovery, and dialogue from June 21-23, 2023. This year's theme is "Actions in Mathematics Education (AiME): Catalyzing, Cultivating and Expanding Critical Transformations” emphasizing equity in mathematics education as well as antiracist support for our local communities. TODOS is thrilled to come together for the first TODOS Conference in five years. Don't miss this eventful occasion. Hope to see you there! 

End of Year Contributions to TODOS

The current year is coming to a close. TODOS continues to be active in advocating for equity and high quality mathematics. There is still much to do. Your end of year contributions will provide needed support to continue TODOS’ efforts to promote social justice in mathematics education. We know that all students achieve! Since TODOS is a 501(c)3 organization, your contribution to TODOS is tax deductible. Donate by December 31 and your donation will be applied to the 2022 tax year. Your support is appreciated!

Did You Miss Your October and November Enews?

Several of you have expressed to the editor that the October 2022 Enews and November 2022 Enews did not land in your inbox. Some of you found them in your junk/spam folder, and others didn’t find anything anywhere. All of mine ended in the junk/spam folder. Hopefully, this MemberClicks problem is resolved for the December 2022 Enews. You can go to the website and view the Enews Archives that will include the October and November issues. Contact the editor if you continue to have delivery issues.

UArizona CRR Presents 19th Annual MEAD Conference

Registration for the MEAD Conference is now OPEN! The UArizona Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) is hosting this year's Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD) on Saturday, January 21, 2023. MEAD will be HYBRID with options to participate either in-person or virtually. The keynote speaker will be Peg Smith, recipient of NCTM’s Lifetime Achievement Award. MEAD is FREE for all Arizona educators and $125 for everyone else. Share the flyer and conference webpage.

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.

The Role of Math in Creating an Equal Citizenry

Just Equation's Katrina Goto reflects on her recent graduation from UC Berkeley and how the education system prepares students to become participating citizens. She asks "What does it look like to develop a mathematics education that creates an equal citizenry?" Her response: "Unfortunately, I've learned along the way that there is not equal opportunity in our education system to get to this point. Working at Just Equations, I see what a key role math plays in creating unnecessary barriers.” Read the blog.

M3 Challenge: Worthwhile, Shows Value of Math

MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge is a free online contest for high school juniors and seniors. Teams solve an open-ended problem in 14 hours, in person or virtually, and the teacher need not be present. $100,000+ is awarded annually, and $1.75 million+ has been awarded to date. Extra awards are available for (optional) code. The challenge culminates with an in-person, all expenses paid final event in New York City for finalist teams. See rules, resources, and registration. Register by February 24, 2023; Challenge weekend is March 3-6, 2023.

Recruiting Teachers for Paid Research Opportunity

K-8 teachers – you are invited to participate in an NSF-funded study to understand the explanations teachers provide for children’s mathematical success and struggle. Perspectives from Asian American and Native American/indigenous teachers especially desired. The results will inform the development of an instrument aimed at measuring teachers’ beliefs around mathematical success. Participants will do two 1-hour interviews via Zoom and will be paid a $50 Amazon gift card. Please share widely!

PAEMST Nominations

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is taking nominations of teachers grades 7-12. So many teachers are dedicated to giving students access to high-quality, STEM education. It’s more important than ever to recognize teachers for their incredibly hard work. Nominate a teacher, grades 7-12. Deadline is January 9, 2023.

MES Book Series: First Book

The Editorial Board of the Studies on Mathematics Education and Society (MES) book series is excited to announce the first book in the series. Landscapes of Investigation: Contributions to Critical Mathematics Education, edited by Miriam Godoy Penteado and Ole Skovsmose. More books in the series are approaching publication. You can submit book proposals to this series.

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