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Awards and Recognition Committee


Nominations are now open for the 2017 Presidential awards. This is the year for teachers of grades 7-12. If you know any potential candidates, please nominate them at

CMC Awards

The Begle Award was presented at the Asilomar conference to Dr. Tom Sallee. He was one of the founders of the Northern California Math Project at UC Davis and was Principal Investigator for CPM.

We had two Polya Awardees this year. Tina Shinsato was awarded at Palm Springs and Natalie Mejia was awarded at Asilomar. Not only are both exceptional teachers, both have been active in CMC. Tina was most recently CMC South Treasurer and a CMC Board Member. Natalie is currently the chair of the Student Activity Trust Fund and a current Board Member.
Registration for the CMC Central Symposium is now open!

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).

The Hilton Garden Inn at Pismo Beach is offering a discounted rate for CMC Central Symposium attendees. Contact them directly at 1-805-773-6020 and ask for the " MATH COUNCIL" discounted rate. This offer is good till February 10th, 2017 only.

Teachers with fewer than 6 years in the classroom can apply for the Margaret DeArmond Scholarship to cover the cost of attendance.

Visit for more information.

CMC South Scholarships and Grants

CMC-South has an annual scholarship and grant program for inservice and credentialed teachers in the CMC-S region to promote interest in mathematics and excellence in the teaching of mathematics. Applications are due January 31st: Please visit for details and application.

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.

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
Apply at
Celebrate Mathematics: Host a Math Festival This Year!

A Math Festival is a powerful, cost-effective way to bring all of your students, teachers, and families together to experience a Common Core based math fair. A 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 your students and families to DO MATH!

YOUR MATH FESTIVAL WILL REQUIRE NO EXTRA WORK FOR YOUR TEACHERS OR STAFF. With the assistance of just one of your teacher-leaders, we do it all and bring everything you need for a successful school-wide math event. Your student Math Festival and Family Math Festival will be two of the easiest events your school has ever held!
ALL K–6 or 6–8 STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS CAN CHALLENGE THEIR MINDS IN A MATH FESTIVAL! A Mathematics Festival can provide meaningful parent outreach and direct involvement as required by state and federal programs. It's perfect for Title 1, PTA/PTO, and local foundation funding 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.

• Student Math Festival AND evening Family Math Festival for fewer than 400 students.....$2200

• Student Math Festival AND evening Family Math Festival for 400 to 900* students....$2700

• Student Math Festival WITHOUT a Family Math Festival for fewer than 400 students....$1500

• Student Math Festival WITHOUT a Family Math Festival for 400 to 900* students....$2000

• Evening or Saturday Family Math Festival WITHOUT Student Math Festival....$1500

...all plus travel-related expenses. A detailed cost estimate is available upon request.
*Larger Math Festivals are available for schools with more than 900 students. Request a cost estimate.
To book a Math Festival for your school, contact: Paul Giganti, Program Director, or visit: for more information.
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