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Next Month! CMC Central Symposium

The theme for this year's symposium is “Beyond Buzzwords: Digging Deeper” and will take place on March 10 (Leadership Session at San Luis Obispo County Office of Education: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm) and March 11 (General Sessions at all grade levels at Arroyo Grande High School: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm).
Teachers with fewer than 6 years in the classroom can apply for the Margaret DeArmond Scholarship to cover the cost of attendance.

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CMC Speaker Proposals for Asilomar and Palm Springs Conferences

CMC-North's Asilomar Conference is December 1 - 3, 2017, Diamond Jubilee: Celebrating 60 Years of Community, Leadership and Innovation in Mathematics. Proposals to speak are being accepted now through April 30th.

CMC-South's Palm Springs Conference, "Growing Powerful Students: Mathematics as a GPS to Empower All", will be held Oct 27-28, 2017. Proposals to speak will be accepted beginning March 15th until May 1st.
CMC North Section Mini-Grant

CMC-North wishes to encourage creativity and innovation among its member educators in Northern California and Northern Nevada for the purpose of developing mathematically powerful students. Submit a mini-grant proposal by March 1st. Click here for more information.

Jo Boaler Course - Cohort 2

CMC is sponsoring Cohort 2 for 230 participants for Jo Boaler’s on-line course, How to Learn Math For Teachers. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017 or as soon as 230 applications are received. Your commitment is 30 hours for the on-line course and 8 face-to-face hours to be completed by January, 2018. Apply at (have your membership number handy):

Call for Articles

The themes for the June 2017 issue of the ComMuniCator are Proportional Reasoning and Supporting Productive Struggle in the Math Classroom. The ComMuniCator Editorial Panel is looking for articles and activities related to both these themes. A brief description of each theme was included in the December 2016 issue of the ComMuniCator and will also be included in the March 2017 issue (see page 3). Deadline for submissions is March 10, 2017.

Information about how to submit a manuscript is given on the inside back cover of each issue and at the CMC website at If you have questions about submitting an article or activity, contact Janet Trentacosta, ComMuniCator Editor, at

The Editorial Panel is also looking for activities and games that teachers use in their classrooms to implement the California mathematics standards. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2017. If you have any questions, contact Janet Trentacosta.
Math Festival Scholarships!

In order to expand the opportunity for schools throughout California to benefit from the exciting learning of a Math Festival, CMC is offering $1,000 scholarships. Please complete the application at and submit to by:

  • April 15, 2017 to be awarded May 15, 2017
  • November 1, 2017 to be awarded December 1, 2017
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All of your families can enjoy Mathematics together at a CMC Family Mathematics Festival!

A Family Math Festival is a powerful, cost-effective way to bring all of your parents and students together to experience a Common Core based evening or Saturday math fair.

YOUR MATH FESTIVAL WILL REQUIRE NO EXTRA WORK FOR YOUR TEACHERS OR STAFF. We do it all and bring everything for a successful school-wide event. Your Family Math Festival will be one of the easiest events your school has ever hosted!

ALL TK–8 STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS CAN CHALLENGE THEIR MINDS IN A MATH FESTIVAL! Our Family Math Festival is not an assembly on the stage—we set up a dozen or more multi-grade problem-solving activities with tons of hands-on materials for whole families to DO MATH together!

PERFECT FOR TITLE 1, PTA/PTO, AND LOCAL FOUNDATION FUNDING! A Mathematics Festival can provide meaningful parent outreach and direct involvement as required by state and federal programs because ALL your students, ALL your teachers, and ALL your families can be directly involved in challenging activities for all ability levels from transitional kindergarten to adult.

• Evening or Saturday Family Math Festival WITHOUT Student Math Festival….$1500… plus travel-related expenses*
*A detailed cost estimate is available upon request.
We also host all-day student Math Festivals where every student in your school including Special Education can be challenged by activities at their own level!

STUDENT AND FAMILY MATH FESTIVAL DATES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH JUNE AND INTO THE FALL! To book a Math Festival for your school, contact: Paul Giganti, Program Director, or visit: for more information.
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