About The ComMuniCator

The ComMuniCator is a journal published four times a year, and is a nationally recognized forum for mathematics educators. The publication contains articles that discuss current issues; report new developments; showcase innovative teaching and assessment techniques; publicize conferences and other CMC services such as scholarships, grants, awards, and other professional opportunities as well as provides classroom activities for all grade levels from kindergarten to grade 12. CMC members have online access to current and archived issues of The ComMuniCator by logging in to their member accounts.

The ComMuniCator seeks activities and articles on lessons and issues of interest to mathematics educators in California. Go to the Call for Articles/Activities to find out more about submitting your manuscript to theComMuniCator. The ComMuniCator Editor requests members to send in their selfies from all over the world with their ComMuniCator. The ComMuniCator Editorial Panel invites teachers to send in their Students’ Solutions to the Student Problems found in each issue.

Special Editions of The ComMuniCator

The editorial staff of CMC also produce a two Special Editions each year. These issues consist entirely of “grab and go” classroom activities. The Special Editions are not offered as part of membership, but are sold separately at each of the CMC conferences and symposium and are available for purchase online.

Additional Resources

Besides the ComMuniCator, the CMC website features many resources of interest to mathematicians. An excel file of the ComMuniCator  INDEX from 1985 to 2020 is useful for finding articles and activities in previous ComMuniCatorsData Sets for Problems that are associated with certain ComMuniCator activities and articles are also available online.


Featured Articles from The ComMuniCator

California Mathematics Council State Board Equity and Social Transformation Committee’s
Rethinking the Standards for Mathematical Practice
 (CMCr June 2021, Vol 45, No. 4, pp. 14=15)

President’s Message: In Pursuit of Equity (CMCr September 2020, Vol 45, No. 1, p. 4)
Message from the CMC State Board: Anti-Racism Statement (CMCr Sept. 2020, Vol 45, No. 1, p. 5)
Math in the Home: Conversations about COVID-19 (CMCr September 2020, Vol 45, No. 1, p. 8)
From the Editor’s Desk: How to Motivate Without Grades (CMCr June 2020, Vol 44, No. 4, p. 2)
California Mathematics Council Awards (CMCr June 2020, Vol 44, No. 4, pp. 10–11)
Historical Perspective on the Use of Manipulatives (CMCr March 2020, Vol 44, No. 3, pp. 12–13)
Wheel of Theodorus Activity Grades 6–10 (CMCr March 2020, Vol 44, No. 3, p. 34)
If Assessment and Accountability are the Same Thing (March 2003, Vol 27, No.3)
What Assessment Should Look Like (June 2002, Vol 26, No. 4)