Congratulations to all the teachers! You made it through the school year. Time for some well deserved rest and relaxation!

CMC’s Statement of Anti-Racism

CMC believes in the mathematics potential of all students, but belief is not enough. As a community, we must actively engage in brave and courageous conversations about anti-racism and commit to anti-racist practices, pedagogies, and work. Read the full CMC Statement of Anti-Racism here. CMC is committed to supporting our statement of anti-racism with actions that support our words. If you are interested in sharing your ideas or joining a sub-committee focused on this work, please email [email protected].

As mathematics educators, we can: 

  • Work on ourselves. Engage in self-reflection about our beliefs, practices, and biases. Recognize that this is a growth area for all of us.

  • Listen empathetically. Start conversations with others to deepen our understanding by learning about others’ perspectives and experiences. 

  • Support allyship. For those who are allies, be prepared and educated to engage in and facilitate uncomfortable conversations about race and racism in classrooms, in workspaces, and in your social circles. 

  • Know that each student has strengths. Focus on highlighting the strengths each student comes to us with, while supporting new strengths to emerge. 

  • Be an advocate. Interrupt and disrupt situations that compromise the humanity of another person, especially students.

  • Empower students. Use mathematics as a way to examine and bring light to inequities and empower students to be part of the discourse. 

  • Remove barriers. Ensure that the opportunities for all children are amplified, not diminished by school, and in particular, mathematics. Create safe and brave spaces where students can be their best selves. 

The Joint Statement for Guidance for Next Steps by NCTM and NCSM

NCSM and NCTM have published a  joint document to provide guidance for mathematics teachers and leaders at all levels to make informed decisions for next steps due to COVID-19. Moving Forward presents considerations, questions, and potential solution processes to educators and school leaders to address the challenges induced by the COVID-19 pandemic of spring 2020. 

The purpose of the document is to “focus on decisions that must be made regarding equitable access to high-quality mathematics teaching and learning, intentionally considering the needs of each and every learner and teacher. Decision makers—whether they be teachers, teams, teacher leaders, coaches, administrators, or policymakers at the local, state, and provincial levels—must consider the diverse needs of learners and teachers when making policy and instructional decisions.” 


Early Math Symposium

The Early Math Symposium is a professional development opportunity jointly sponsored by the California Department of Education, the California State Board of Education, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, First Five California, WestEd, the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, the AIMS Center for Math and Science, and the California Early Math Project. 

Event:2020 Early Math Symposium      
Date: Friday, June 26, 2020

There’s no stopping us––Math, live in your living room! Registration is open! This year’s Early Math Symposium will focus on fun, creativity, and discovery while supporting the mathematical development of all young children! Please join us online Friday, June 26. Register today at eventbrite. This year’s symposium will feature keynotes from:

  • Dr. Doug Clements, Distinguished University of Denver Professor of Early Childhood Mathematics and STEM education
  • Dr. Julie Sarama, Distinguished Professor at the University of Denver and Researcher of Young Children's Development of Mathematical Concepts
  • Stuart J. Murphy, Visual Learning Specialist and Award-Winning Children's Author of the MathStart Series which Integrates Reading with Math and STEM
  • Jon Dueck, Teacher Development and STEM Director for the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Dr. Rachel Lambert, Faculty Member at the University of California, Santa Barbara whose Interests lie in Mathematics Education, Disability Studies, and Social Justice
The symposium will debut film director Les Mayfield III’s I’m Ready family engagement math shorts. Sneak peek here: Fluff and Fold.Get ready for lunch recess with Mobius Mysteries Hands-on Fun with the AIMS Center for Math and Science. Please have on hand: paper, scissors, tape, and a pen/pencil.Join us for these early learning breakout sessions:
  • Math is Everywhere 
  • Effective Online Professional Learning 
  • Math and Art
  • Family Math Nights
  • Early Math for Infants and Toddlers
  • Talking with Young Children about Math
  • Bringing Language and Math Instruction Together: how best to support young dual language learners (DLLs) on their mathematical journey
  • What’s the Big Idea? Foundational math for three to six year olds
  • STEAM Installations for Home, Care Centers, and Classrooms
  • “More, More, More,” Said the Baby: how language and math work together in the thinking of infants and toddlers
  • Let’s Play and Learn Together! Games engage ALL children and families in math thinking 
  • The Math/Literature Connection 
Continuing Education Hours certificates will be available after the broadcast. Be sure to check the box on your registration form.Continuing Education Credits will be available from Fresno Pacific University. Be sure to follow the link on your registration form.


We hope you enjoyed celebrating the Beauty of Mathematics in May!

During May, CMC shared tasks, games, videos, and resources about the beauty of mathematics on Twitter and Facebook and through emails to our members. You can access all of the resources we shared throughout the month on our webpage,

Thank you to everyone who entered CMC’s Beauty of Mathematics Contest. We had over 50 entries and enjoyed seeing your ideas about the Beauty of Mathematics. Congratulations to the contest winners Howie Hua @howie_hua, Megan Smith @MKSmithCA, and Cherry-Anne Gildharry @chemelnalis. And, we are awarding an additional free conference registration to Susan Kunze @CAmathqueen for the most tweets during the contest! Congratulations and thank you to everyone that participated!

CMC Fall Conferences Update

Representatives from CMC State and the northern and southern sections are "meeting" next week to discuss options for the fall conferences in this time of Covid 19. While both conferences seem far off, we want to be prepared to continue to offer two of the best conferences in the nation. The CMC North board decided to have some sort of virtual conference this year. Further details of dates, format, and speakers will be forthcoming after further discussions amongst the section and the state boards.

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