Call for Articles

The ComMuniCator seeks articles and activities on issues of interest to K–12 mathematics educators in California. The criteria for manuscript submission includes the following:

  • The article/activity will be of interest to the members of the California Mathematics Council.
  • The article/activity is innovative and not currently in widespread use in mathematics classrooms.
  • The mathematics content is appropriate and accurate.
  • If the article has been previously published, specific information about when and where the article was published is included.

The Editorial Review Panel will give priority to manuscripts related to the themes listed below, but will also consider articles on any facet of mathematics education.

Manuscripts should be word-processed, double spaced, although handwritten material will also be accepted. One copy of the manuscript should be submitted and the author’s full name, address, e-mail address, and work site should be included. Authors may also submit articles through e-mail, using word processing programs for the Macintosh or PC. Since readers may want to contact authors, authors should indicate whether or not the e-mail address can be published with the article.

We also welcome high-resolution digital photographs, original artwork, or examples of student work to accompany articles. Diagrams and figures should be drawn by computer if possible or neatly drawn in black ink. If submitting articles by e-mail, please scan photographs and send them as separate files (saved as tif, eps, or gif files). If submitting student work or pictures of students, be sure to include a statement that permissions from the students and their parents to use the student work or pictures is on file at the school. If manuscript includes references or a bibliography, please refer to the “Bibliography Format” used by CMC for the ComMuniCator(it is similar to what NCTM uses for its K–12 journals).

The editor reserves the right to edit manuscripts before they are published. Once an article or activity is published, it becomes the property of the California Mathematics Council, unless prior arrangements have been made with the editor.

Submit manuscripts to:

Crystal Davis
40485 Murrieta Hot Springs Suite B4 106
Murrieta, CA 92563
[email protected]


Themes for Future Issues

The ComMuniCator Panel is now accepting submissions for the December 2020 issue and the Grades K­–6th and 6th–12th Special Editions for 2020–2021The deadline is September 4.

The themes for the December 2020 issue of the ComMuniCator are: Using Multiple Representations with Open-Ended Questions and Equity and Social Justice in the Mathematics Classroom.

The themes for the Grades K-6th and 6th-12th Special Editions are: Games and Puzzles across the Grades K–12.

Included on pages 5-7 of the ComMuniCator, June 2020 edition, is a brief description of each theme. CMC members can find this publication in the member’s only section of the CMC website at cmc-math.org/communicator.    Log into your member’s only account at cmc-math.org to view more information about submissions on the inside back cover of each issue or at the CMC website at camc.memberclicks.net/call-for-articles. If you have questions about submitting an article or activity, contact Crystal Davis at [email protected].

Are you looking for a specific topic or lesson? Each ComMuniCator September issue contains an index that lists all of the articles and activities for the year. Log into your member’s only account at camc.memberclicks.net/communicator-pdfs to view past ComMuniCators from 1999 to the present.