CMC South Conference
Registration for the CMC South Conference in Palm Springs November 6 & 7 is now open.
CMC North Conference
Registration for the CMC North Conference in Pacific Grove/Asilomar December 11 - 13 is scheduled to be open by August 25.
Grants to support student-centered activities in mathematics are
available from the Student Activity Trust Fund.
Examples of past activities supported by SATF include Family Math
Nights, Math in the Mall, Math Field Days, Math Olympics, Student Math
Conferences, Robotic Competitions and Math related fieldtrips. Deadline to apply for a grant is September
25. See www.cmc-math.org/members/awards
for an application.
Host Your Own Family Math Event This Year!
The beginning of a new school year is the best time
to get your parents on board with your Common Core based math programs—and
hosting a Family Math event is one of the best ways to do this. Yes, it is
extra work, but the payoff is HUGE. Parents will better understand the new
things you’re trying to do in math classes if you give them an opportunity to
experience hands-on, problem-solving based activities with their children right
at your school. And those parents will become your advocates for good
mathematics for the rest of the year!
Families web pages have all the
information you need to plan a successful after-school, evening, or Saturday Family
Math event—it’s easier than you think! Visit our Family Math Event web pages
Here you'll find informative articles that tell you everything you need to know to host a wonderful Family Math event:
Model for Family Math—Student Leaders!
Family Math Event At Your School Part 1
Organize a Family Math Event Part 2
Do at Your Family Math Event Part 3
the Right Activities to Do
Get Parents and Families to Turn Out!
Home Math for Families to Do Together
the Right Math Tool: A Parent Activity
Assumptions in Working with Parents
Don’t put it off for another year; you’ll be glad
you hosted a Family Math event.
If you’d rather the California Mathematics Council
host your event, CMC offers a fee-for-service Family Mathematics Festival and
we do EVERYTHING! For information, Q & A, and costs, visit:
Ready to book at Family Mathematics Festival date
for your school? Contact Paul Giganti, Director of the Math Festival program,
45-Day Public Review and Comment on the California English Language Development Standards Augmentation Documents for Mathematics.
The public is invited to review and comment on the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards) draft augmentation documents from July 17, 2015, to September 17, 2015.
The CA ELD Standards draft augmentation documents are designed to be used in tandem with the California standards for mathematics, science, English language arts, and English language development, the English language arts/English Language Development (ELD) framework as well as their corresponding frameworks.
Take a look at the math document if you have questions, concerns, suggestions let them know.
The 45‒day public review and comment period is open from July 17, 2015, to September 17, 2015.
Make plans now to attend the annual NCSM conference in
Oakland April 11-13, 2016 and the NCTM conference in San Francisco April 13-16, 2016
We are lucky to have both of the national math conferences in our region next year. Housing opens August 25 for NCSM and August 26 for NCTM
and registration for both conferences later this fall. The latest information is available on the NCSM