CCTM has relaunched its journal, the Colorado Mathematics Teacher, as a web-friendly, open access publication that aims to cultivate a space for community, connection, and conversation for people invested in mathematics education in Colorado and beyond.
CMT’s new editor is Heather Lynn Johnson, an associate professor in the School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. Heather brings extensive experiences in mathematics education at the K-12 and collegiate levels, including service as an editor of other journals. Heather served as a co-editor of the Tech Tips department of The Mathematics Teacher, NCTM's publication for high school teachers; she co-edited an issue of the journal ZDM Mathematics Education, focusing on mathematical tasks and the student; and she serves on the editorial board of the journal Mathematical Thinking and Learning. Heather is leading a revamping of CMT to better serve the professional learning needs of Colorado mathematics teachers, and will also represent the Mathematical Association of America on the CCTM Board of Directors. Assisting Heather with CMT will be three Associate Editors: Lisa Bejarano, of Desmos; Gulden Karakok, of UNC; and Geoff Krall, of the New Tech Network.
Two articles have been published since the relaunch of the CMT:
Investing Under Uncertainty: Mathematical Models and Computer Simulations by Alfinio Flores. This article explores how computer simulations (using both Geogebra and Python) can show how investing an optimum percentage of a bankroll can maximize investment returns.
From Soliciting Answers to Eliciting Reasoning: Questioning Our Questions in Digital Math Tasks by Heather Lynn Johnson, Gary Olson, Amber Gardner, and Amy Smith. This article shows how digital math activities (co-developed with Desmos) functional relationships. Three design principles for the activities are discussed.
Write for the CMT
The CMT welcomes and encourages submissions. Submitting an article to the CMT starts with a proposal sent to the editor, and then you will work with the editorial team to draft, review, and refine a draft of 800-1200 words. The submission process, as well as other information for authors, is described in the submission guidelines. We hope you submit an article and add to the rich, award-winning tradition of the Colorado Mathematics Teacher.