Secondary Math

November, 2017

Steve Hiner * Greta Robertson, PhD

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Win your own classroom set of Chromebooks!

Simply record a video of yourself explaining how your students use ALEKS in the classroom and you could win a set of Chrome books!

  • Did your students participate in last summer's ALEKS contest?
  • Do you run any of your own fun contests?
  • Did your students use ALEKS to prepare for the 6th grade accelerated test last year?
  • Do you have a student working ahead in ALEKS?
  • Do you have a student completing Credit Flex by using ALEKS?
  • Do you have a high school student who used ALEKS for a CCP placement exam?
  • Do you use ALEKS as a class rotation?

We would love for a CCS teacher to win! To enter, click on the link below.

Good luck!

OCTM 67th Annual Conference

OCTM's 67th annual conference, held at the Columbus Greater Convention Center, provided a wonderful opportunity to connect Ohio's mathematics educators and enable them to grow professionally and to deepen their understanding of mathematics. On October 20, 2017, a scheduled CCS Professional Development Day, CCS Teaching & Learning covered one day registration expenses enabling nearly ninety 6-12 math teachers to attend conference sessions and workshops.

Positive feedback from attendees indicate that conference attendees had a great time and that teachers were anxious to share their learning and insights when they return to their buildings.

Math 6 Accelerated Pathway

Each year, we identify students in Math 6 to take part in our accelerated math program. Students meeting the necessary criteria can attend parent informational nights to learn more about the process. Click on the flyer at right for dates and locations.

Testing will be done during the week of November 13th.

For more information, visit:

WONDERFUL JOB Math Dept Chairs!!!!

Congratulations to the Math Dept Chairs for their PERFECT ATTENDANCE at our monthly district math meetings for the months of September & October.

Keep up the great work!!!!!

The November meeting will be held at the Whitehall Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (4445 Broad Street), Whitehall, OH from 3:30-5:30pm.

TODOS 2017 Math Awards

TODOS is an organization advocating equity and high-quality mathematics education for all students, in particular, Latina and Latino students.

Each year at the Ohio Council Teachers of Mathematics Conference, TODOS presents awards to local area students of the conference's host city from underrepresented groups. This year, Columbus hosted the Ohio Council Teachers of Mathematics 67th Annual Conference at the Greater Convention Center. District students meeting at least one of the following criteria were nominated for the TODOS Awards:

  • Has demonstrated sustained success in mathematics;
  • Has shown significant progress in mathematics achievement;
  • Has demonstrated leadership in or out of the classroom regarding mathematics education;
  • Has a specific “mathematics student success story” deserving of recognition (e.g., extraordinary project, overcome obstacles, etc.); or
  • Has gone “above and beyond” in some aspect of his/her mathematics performance.

TODOS 2017 Student Recognition Awardees

Soledad Reyes-Palomino – 5th Grade; Burroughs Elementary School

Kelly Villeda Calderón – 6th Grade; Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy K-6

Marvin García – 6th Grade; Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy K-6

Alba Cobeñas– 10th Grade; Columbus North International School

Pravin Tamang – 10th Grade; Columbus North International School

Stephanie Navarro López – 12th Grade; Fort Hayes High School

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Global Math Week

Thanks to all who participated in the Global Math Week. We were pleased to hear that CCS had the highest number of teachers participating, reaching over 1,000 students! The project reached over 1,700,000 students from nearly 150 countries.

Math & Science Design Challenge

All schools participating in this year's MSDC:

Please complete the Team Information Sheet in the Google classroom by Friday, November 3rd.

Please contact Jesse Ireland (JIreland4224) for more details.

AT&T and TECH CORPS present Girls of Color Hack #Cbus – Register Today!

The Girls of Color Hack #CBus coding event will give Franklin County high school girls the opportunity to learn about computer science in a fun, engaging and inclusive environment. Over the course of the experience, girls will learn how to utilize MIT App Inventor to explore the world of mobile app development and create a real-world app that tackles a need or problem. Girls will also have an opportunity to meet and work with other female coders, technology leaders and advocates.

Date: December 8 & 9, 2017

Time: Friday, 6p-9p and Saturday, 9a-6p (Food will be provided)

Where: Franklin University

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to young women in Franklin County, in grades 9-12. While prior coding experience is great, we welcome young women of all experience levels to apply.

Registration Deadline: December 1st, 2017

To Register:

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about volunteering during this event, please contact Hope @ or 614.583.9211

STEM PhD Opportunity

The Ohio State STEM ED faculty are interested in talking with you about obtaining a PhD in one of the STEM fields. You are invited to join them for an Open House on November 10, 2017, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The location is Woody’s Tavern at the Ohio Union 1739 N High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Faculty and graduate students will be there to answer questions. Pizza and parking passes will be provided.

GAISE into the Ohio Standards

On Wednesday, October 25, a GAISE/Model Curriculum webinar was presented through a series from Modspar. Information was provided about the GAISE method of teaching and learning Statistics. The link to the slides provided by Steve Phelps, the presenter is below:

Thanksgiving Sudoku

Click here to test your skill at Turkey Sudoku.

Have your students try it on a SMART Board for added fun!

No school Nov. 22-24

Enjoy your time off! You've earned it!