ICTM Electronic News

Volume 3 Issue 6 – June 2021


“Redesigning postsecondary math pathways can be a strategy to enhance educational equity. Yet this won’t occur unless institutions and states exercise leadership around solving for equity.

This quote is from Solving for Equity, a report that synthesizes research and interviews with experts on postsecondary mathematics, to offer key strategies for redesigning college math pathways to increase racial equity, rigor and relevance.

Link: https://justequations.org/resource/solving-for-equity-design-and-implementation-of-new-postsecondary-math-pathways/


President Biden’s proposal for early childhood education provides a unique opportunity to greatly expand access to STEM education among young children. Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Children articulates an ambitious but achievable vision for the future of young children’s STEM education, offering four guiding principles and six actionable recommendations.

Link: https://ecstem.uchicago.edu


TODOS is excited to be in partnership with the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival to offer a series of fun events during the month of July. Join in for an opportunity to explore games and puzzles in both English and Spanish. Events are open to students, educators, parents, caregivers and all who want to experience the beauty and joy of doing mathematics through problem-solving.

Registration: https://www.jrmf.org/todos


This month's newsletter discusses five foundations for successful student feedback: Goal-oriented, Results-oriented, Action-oriented, Growth-oriented, and User-friendly.

Link: #INspirEDmath

IDOE July Workshop

Productive Math Struggle

Virtual or In-person

For any K-12 educator, administrator, or instructional coach, discover how to implement and support student productive struggle in the math classroom. This workshop will provide participants with key points from the Productive Math Struggle book, highlight action activities with demonstrations, and support intentional planning time.


9 AM - 3 PM Thu Jul. 15 @ Center Grove Innovation Center

9 AM - 3 PM Tue Jul. 27 (VIRTUAL OPTION)

9 AM - 3 PM Thu Jul. 29 @ Central Indiana Education Service Center


Date: 9 AM - 4 PM (CST) July 7th-8th

Site: University of Southern Indiana

Indiana high school QR teachers will receive $240 for attending both days of the conference. Hotel rooms will be provided for teachers who live beyond a 60-mile radius of Evansville. Funding for this event is provided through a grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Information/Application: https://www.usi.edu/science/mathematics/qr-conference/

Deadline: June 7, 2021

Contact: Dr. Rick Hudson (812-465-1241 or rhudson@usi.edu)


ICTM will award up to three $1,000 scholarships to college or university students in Indiana working towards a teaching certificate in a field that includes the teaching of mathematics in elementary, middle, or high school. Individuals who have taught professionally are not eligible for these scholarships.

Get Details and Apply: https://ictm.wildapricot.org/grants


Annual Meeting

Sep. 22-25, Atlanta GA

The 2021 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition features the theme Empowering the Voice of Teachers: From Critical Conversations to Intentional Actions.

Regional Conferences

Oct. 27-29, 2021, Phoenix AZ

Feb. 2-4, 2022, New Orleans LA

Mar. 16-18, 2022, Indianapolis IN (Hosted by ICTM!)

Look for the ICTM State Mathematics Exam to run again in April 2022!

2020-2021 ICTM Board

President: Michael Roach

Past President: Jean Lee

Secretary: Christine Taylor

Treasurer: Jennifer Jensen

Gina Yoder, Leigh Britt, Angela Miller, Doris Mohr, Diane Rodriguez, Scott Staley, Kyle Kline, Carla Milliman, Wendy Wells, Madison Schaffer, Bryan Passwater, Julie Evans, Don Balka, Bonnie Beach, Sheridan Rayl, Kara Benson, Ben Dillon, Ryan Flessner, Enrique Galindo, Jas’Minique Potter, Evan Rebar, Weverton Ataide Pinheiro, Jackie Fischvogt, Emily Bruning