CCTM Newsletter
Spring 2021

Greetings CCTM Members.  We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well.  The CCTM Board of Directors continues to be impressed with the awe-inspiring work and resilience of math educators in Colorado and beyond.  We thank you for your dedication, commitment, and service to students and their families.  Stay connected with CCTM and other Colorado Math Educators at  Here’s the latest news...

  1. CCTM Annual Conference 2021 Due to the pandemic restrictions and vast unknowns about the upcoming months, the CCTM Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel our plans for a June, 2021 in-person conference. Although we will miss seeing everyone, we are planning some unique and exciting virtual opportunities for the fall of 2021. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming months
  2. Taking Action Book Study Chapter 9, "Support Productive Struggle in Learning Mathematics," discusses how engaging students in productive struggle is essential to developing conceptual understanding in mathematics. Book study participants will learn to support productive struggle by providing probing guidance and affordance without taking over the thinking for students by telling or providing too much direction. Teachers will apply the principle of productive struggle in the classroom by asking questions, encouraging reflection, providing time, and acknowledging effort. Join us May 1st, 11th, or 13th to discuss this exciting chapter!
  3. Colorado Mathematics Teacher Journal When was the last time you saw Colorado’s award-winning journal, the CMT? Current and prior issues of the CMT are available online. Check out the most recent issue! The article, Virtual manipulatives: Making effective instructional choices, is a great read. It provides tips for the effective use of virtual manipulatives in mathematics instruction to promote active engagement and student learning.