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 Call for Presenters 

The Associated Teachers of Mathematics in Connecticut (ATOMIC) is seeking engaging presentations from educators for our next annual conference to be held on March 24, 2025. We invite you to submit a proposal by clicking the link above and clicking "Register" to completing the Call for Presenters form.

We are looking for presentations that focus on:

Elementary, Secondary, or Higher Education

Diving into Deep Mathematical Understanding

Implementing Equitable Classroom Instruction

Assessing and Reflecting to Support Student Learning

Attending to Social and Emotional Learning

Building Equitable Structures in Schools and Systems

Supporting, Coaching, and Networking

Building Thinking Classrooms

...and more!

Proposal Submission Deadline: September 29, 2024

Equity in Mathematics Education:

A Joint Position Statement for Connecticut

The full statement includes important details, which can be accessed via the button below:

Joint Position Statement for Connecticut

Award Nominations

ATOMIC is proud to present four annual awards representing the excellence of mathematics educators in Connecticut.  These awards honor educators and leaders who exhibit outstanding commitment and successful service.  The awards will be presented during the next ATOMIC Conference.

Saturday February 24, 2024 was the deadline to nominate your deserving colleagues.

Nominations will open again in the summer/fall.

Math Teachers' Circles

  Math Teachers' Circle for Social Justice is a professional development group that was established to support math teaching for social justice in Connecticut.  MTC4SJ is part of the national Math Teachers' Circle network.  The goal is to provide a platform for math teachers to engage in problem solving that displays the power of mathematics in promoting critical conversations.


If you or your colleagues are interested, please visit the MTC4SJ website and fill out

the registration and interest form

Grants are available for teachers

  We are accepting applications for $500 teaching grants and $250 professional development grants.  The deadline is December 31 for the current school year.  Any applications submitted after December 31 will be considered during the following school year.

YOU could be a recipient to help your class and contribute to the math community! 

Follow the GRANTS link above to find out about these exciting opportunities.  





Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching.  Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Anyone - principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public - may nominate exceptional educators who are teaching during at least 50% of their contractual time in math, science, technology, computer science, or engineeringTeachers may also apply directly at paemst.org This site has more information about when nominations are open, and which grade levels are included for the current school year.  For 2023-2024, the nomination/application period includes teachers working in elementary grades K-6.  Nominations closed on January 8, 2024.  Applications deadline was February 6, 2024.  [Secondary grade 7-12 teachers will be eligible to apply during the 2024-2025 cycle.]

For additional information, please contact Sue Palma and Stacie Broden, the State PAEMST State Co-Coordinators, at atomicmathpaemst@gmail.com.   


2018 – K-6 Awardee – Kimberly Moran – Rogers Park Middle School, Danbury

2019 – 7-12 Awardee – Stephanie Quarato – Jared Elliot Middle School,  Clinton

2020 – K-6 Awardee – Mallory Emmons – Peck Place School, Orange

The 2021 grades 7-12 Awardee has not yet been announced, but the state finalists are:

Barbara Budaj – Capital Prep Magnet School, Hartford

Christopher Kerr – Newington High School, Newington

Merryl Polak – Scotts Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield

The 2022 grades K-6 Awardee has not yet been announced, but the state finalists are:

Patricia Hahn, Parkville Community School, Hartford

Katherine Mauro, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown

Christopher Messier, Center School, Ellington

The 2023 grades 7-12 Awardee has not yet been announced, but the state finalists are:

Kate Grayeb, University High School of Science and Engineering, Hartford

Thomas Leisten, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury

Susan Palmberg, Edwin O. Smith High School, Storrs


Existing Members:

To RENEW your membership,

log in (top of webpage), click on "View profile" (top), and click the "Renew to..." button.

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Connecticut State Department of Education

Mathematics Homepage

Use this link to access updated resources, forms, and contact information from the State Department of Education.

We are the Connecticut affiliate of the


and we are here to support students and teachers in our state!

See the NCTM tab.

We are an affiliate of NCSM, the premiere mathematics education leadership organization.


The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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