November 2022 CCTM Newsletter

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Welcome from the CCTM Board

Welcome to the November 2022 CCTM Newsletter. CCTM is a non-profit designed to support educators with the teaching and learning of mathematics. This month our board message is by Peter Zola, our CCTM region 3 representative and his thinking around multi-digit division and the division algorithm.

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Upcoming Events, Celebrations, Happenings, and Opportunities (ECHO)

Click here to view upcoming CCTM math events and happenings, including:

  • Dr. Joseph Bolz presenting “EmPowering Students Post Pandemic” virtual learning session on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00-8:00pm.  Click here to register.

  • Kim Smith and Lisa Rogers presenting “Differentiation and Discourse: Harnessing the Power of Math Instructional Routines” virtually on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00. Click here to register.

Click here to view other math celebrations and opportunities.

Teacher Voice - Pursuing National Board Certification in a Rural District by Karl Remsen  

Each newsletter we will highlight the voice of an educator within Colorado to share some of their amazing work and ideas. In this issue, Karl Remsen shares the National Board Certification journey of Lake County’s Math department.

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Practical Practices - Crafting an online, digital portfolio to better understand the SMPs by Geoff Krall 

In our Practical Practices section of the newsletter, we highlight practices that you can incorporate in your classrooms, including curated links to outside resources to build your knowledge of that practice.  In this issue, Geoff Krall talks about the importance of selecting tasks that connect to important content along with Standards of Mathematical Practice.  You can find an incredible list of content and SMP specific tasks at Geoff’s website,–everything from grade 3 to Algebra 2!  In this issue of the newsletter Geoff shares how Middle School Math teachers utilized the SMPs and rich tasks to build Digital Math Portfolios.

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Spotlighting Colorado Mathematics Educators and Teams

This section of our newsletter allows us to recognize the amazing mathematics teams, educators, and leaders in our community. This month we spotlight a first grade math team, Betsy Smith and Kim Colby,  at Sandrock Elementary in Moffat County (Craig), Colorado. This team will receive a care package of teacher goodies!

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If you want to nominate an educator, leader, or team, please use the following form. Those selected to be featured in the spotlight will receive an educational care package (and the person nominating will also receive a care package). Use this link to nominate an individual or a team!

Trivia - A History of Mathematics

Each newsletter will have a trivia question. From those that answer correctly, five winners will be drawn and receive CCTM swag (either a water bottle or a tee-shirt). 


Which mathematician/physician was also the FIRST Black female to travel in space (and appears in an episode of Star Trek)?

Submit your answer here!

(Click here to learn more about CCTM Trivia and Last Month’s Question and Winners!)

Get YOUR Word Out

Do you have something to celebrate, an innovate idea your want to share, or an upcoming event you want include in an upcoming newsletter let us know. Share your happenings in the CCTM’s November newsletter?  Click HERE to submit items for the newsletter.