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Message from CMC President - Vicki Vierra

Thank you to all the CMC-South dedicated volunteers and enlightening presenters. You afforded us an extraordinary opportunity for learning and networking. Hope to see many of you at the CMC-North conference at Asilomar.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I am most grateful for all your efforts to bring powerful mathematics to all the math learners in California. Warm wishes, Vicki Vierra

CMC North Conference at Asilomar

Tuesday November 15 is the last day to preregister for the conference. Onsite registration will be available on Friday, December 2 from 3 - 7 PM and on Saturday, December 3 from 7:30 am - noon. If you preregistered, your admit sheet will be mailed November 21 to the address on your registration.

If you're a CMC Central Section member attending the CMC North Conference at Asilomar, please join us for a Central Section Social on Saturday, December 3rd at the Evergreen Room from 5 to 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

2017 PAEMST Award Application Opens

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. If you know a great math teacher, go to the PAEMST portal to nominate a 7-12 teacher in mathematics for the 2017 award. This year Computer Science teachers may also apply. Visit to nominate a teacher or to download an application for yourself. The nomination period is open until April 1, 2017 and the application must be completed by May 1, 2017.
CMC Central Symposium Save the Date

The CMC Central Symposium is March 10 and 11, 2017 and will take place in the San Luis Obispo area. This year's theme is Beyond Buzz Words - Digging Deeper with keynote speaker Peg Cagle. Look for registration information later this winter.
All of Your K–8 Students and Families Can Have Fun
Doing Math Together at a CMC Math Festival!

A Math Festival is a powerful, cost-effective way to bring all of your students, teachers, and families together to experience a problem-solving based math fair. A Math Festival is not an assembly on the stage—we set up a dozen or more multi-grade activities in your multi-use room with tons of hands-on materials.

Your Math Festival Will Require NO EXTRA WORK for Your Teachers!
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!

Your Math Festival Can Generate Parent Support for Your Math Programs!
A Mathematics Festival can provide meaningful parent outreach and direct involvement as required by state and federal programs and is perfect for Title 1, PTA/PTO, and foundation funding because ALL your students, ALL your teachers, and ALL your families are directly involved in challenging activities for all ability levels from kindergarten to adult.

daytime Student Math Festival & evening Family Math Festival for fewer than 400 students…$2200 plus travel-related expenses

daytime Student Math Festival & evening Family Math Festival for more than 400 and up to 900 students…$2700 plus travel-related expenses

an after-school, evening, or weekend Family Math Festival for any size school…$1500 plus travel-related expenses

Now booking dates for December through June. To book a Math Festival for your school, please indicate your first, second, and third choice of dates in order of preference. For questions or when you’re ready to host a Math Festival, contact:
To learn more about Math Festivals visit:
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