Are You Ready? The Conference is Just a Couple Weeks Away!

Back-to-school time is right around the corner! Start your school year right by joining hundreds of other teachers of mathematics at the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference, held this year on August 2-3 at the University of Denver. If you haven't yet registered, there's still time!

Volunteer at the Conference!

CCTM is an all-volunteer organization and we always need a little extra help at conference time. If you would like to volunteer, there is a sign-up form at where you can look over the different opportunities. This could be a great way to meet a featured speaker, offer some help in the hospitality room, or hand out prizes.

Conference Hotel

If you haven't yet made your accommodations for this year's CCTM Conference, you have until tomorrow, July 18th to make reservations at our partner hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton Denver Tech Center. Rooms can be had for $159/night and they include wifi, parking, and breakfast for two. To make your reservation, please call the hotel at 1-866-698-6656 and ask for the Colorado Council for Teachers of Mathematics group rate.

Last Day to Save! Early Registration Discounts End June 1

Have you registered yet for the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference, coming up this August 2-3 at the University of Denver? If your answer is no, then rush to our conference registration page to get a discount before the prices go up on June 2. Right now it is only $40 to register for Thursday's workshop with Julia Aguirre and only $99 to register for Friday's conference.

While you are making your conference plans, be sure to check out the Summer Leadership Academy from NCSM, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. This year the Academy will take a close look at building mathematics leadership through coaching. NCSM's Summer Leadership Academy will be held in the Denver Tech Center from July 30 through August 1, immediately preceeding the days of the CCTM conference. It's a great time to take advantage of two great math conferences in one week!

Must-See Speakers at CCTM 2018: Andrew Stadel, Julia Aguirre, Robert Berry, and Eugenia Cheng

Are you looking for a reason to come to the CCTM Annual Conference this August 2-3? Here are four reasons to register today!

Andrew Stadel presenting at NCTM 2018

1. Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel (@mr_stadel) is a math specialist and instructional coach from California who is passionate about developing student number sense and helping teachers use student thinking to drive their instruction. He focuses on several problem-solving approaches, but is best known for his series of estimation exercises at CCTM is excited to have Andrew present Friday morning's keynote address at this year's conference.

Julia Aguirre

2. Julia Aguirre

Dr. Julia Aguirre is an Associate Professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington. Much of Dr. Aguirre's work focuses on the development of new K-8 teachers, especially in the ways teachers connect to children's mathematical thinking and the funds of cultural, linguistic, and community knowledge they bring to the classroom. Julia is also the co-author of the NCTM publication, The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics Learning and Teaching: Rethinking Equity-Based Practices, and CCTM is excited to have her as the leader of Thursday's presession workshop.

Robert Q. Berry III at the 2018 NCTM Annual Meeting

3. Robert Q. Berry III

NCTM President Robert Berry (@robertqberry) is an award-winning teacher and author who has research interests on topics ranging from the experience of Black children in mathematics to the intersections between mathematics and technology. After serving for a year as President-Elect, Robert took over as NCTM President at last month's NCTM Annual Meeting. Dr. Berry is also an Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

Eugenia Cheng on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

4. Eugenia Cheng

Dr. Eugenia Cheng (@DrEugeniaCheng) is a mathematician, pianist, and author. She has written two books and has a third on the way. Her first book, How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics, draws connections between food and mathematics, and her second book, Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics, looks at mathematics at its very smallest and biggest. Dr. Cheng is a keynote speaker at the 2018 MAA Mathfest in Denver and we're excited that she will join us at CCTM!

We hope you join us this August 2-3 for the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference. If you register for the conference by June 1 you can get a special discounted rate of $40 for the Thursday workshop and $99 for the Friday conference. Do it today!

Registration is Open for the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference!

Registration for this year's CCTM conference is open! Register by June 1 to get discounted, early-bird rates: only $40 for Thursday's presession workshop and $99 for Friday's conference!


Here is a preview of this year's conference program:

Thursday, August 2*

Friday, August 3*

* Note: These dates were incorrectly listed as the 3rd and 4th in an email. My apologies!

We can't wait to see you on the campus of the University of Denver this August 2-3. More information can be found on our Conference Information page, and a full conference program will be posted in the coming weeks.

Register for the CCTM 2018 Annual Conference today!

The Program is as Good as the Presenters, and the Presenters Are You!

Would you like to present at the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference? If so, you need to submit a proposal! The submission deadline is Sunday, April 15, so don't delay!

Are you thinking, "Hmm...I have an idea, but I'm not really an expert. I won't bother submitting a proposal." Stop! We're not expecting everyone to be an expert! Teachers come to the conference to share ideas, compare experiences, and learn from others. Do any of these sound like you?

  • You have a creative or novel idea about dealing with homework and grading.
  • You developed a series of strong lessons that use ratio tables that other teachers like to borrow.
  • You are the faculty sponsor for your school's math club and you have some activities to share.
  • You wrote a paper for your master's program that included some interesting research findings.
  • After 8 years of teaching you've finally figured out how to help students understand why negative numbers multiplied by negative numbers are positive, and you're so excited about it you want to show a room full of strangers.

If you have an idea like these, please submit a proposal! You only need a session title, a 2-5 sentence description, and to check a few boxes on our proposal form. If selected, you will receive a discounted conference registration rate. Again, proposals must be submitted by Sunday, April 15!