• 04/11/2022 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    We are excited to announce next week's workshop Caloric Intake: What Matters? for next Tuesday the 19th at our usual time of 6:30-8:00pm (EST). See below for more information and the registration form. Please invite colleagues and we hope to see you next week!

     4/19 Registration

    Workshop Title: Caloric Intake: What Matters?

    Presenters: Taryn DiSorbo, Cheshire Public Schools; Christian McCarthy, Hamden Public Schools

    Description: Currently about 1 out of 4 youth identify as being in the LGBTQIA+ community, and the fastest growing sub-population within that community are transgender and non-binary individuals - people challenging societal norms about gender identity. In this workshop, we engage participants in a lesson that introduces Algebra I vocabulary and concepts in an accessible way while allowing students to critically parse the relative importance of several factors that affect the recommended caloric intake for different people, including gender. Participants will also explore other situations where societal biases or stereotypes might be reduced or eliminated through the application of a mathematical lens.

  • 04/10/2022 7:42 PM | Anonymous

    April marks an important month in education. This month we celebrate both Financial Literacy Month and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. This is an opportunity for schools to encourage students and their families to engage in learning that sets the foundation for a bright future. It is critical for students to be financially literate and to understand mathematics and statistics as important drivers in our current world. The Connecticut State Department of Education encourages districts, schools and informal education partners to promote this month by visiting the Personal Finance Showcase of Appreciation and Innovation and the Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month  webpages. Together we can increase financial knowledge and appreciate the diverse applications of mathematics and statistics.

  • 03/08/2022 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    Hi mathematics educators!

    First we are excited to announce the return of our Spotlight Series and that we are featuring Lindsay Keazer this month! Lindsay is a mathematics education professor at Sacred Heart University - read her feature here.

    We are also announcing this month's workshop Broccoli or Cake? The Equity of Healthy Food Choices next Tuesday (the 15th) from 6:30-8:00pm (EST) featuring three incredible middle school educators. See below for the registration link and more information. Please invite colleagues and we hope to see you next week!

     3/15 Registration

    Workshop Title: Broccoli or Cake? The Equity of Healthy Food Choices

    Presenters: Maria Enrique, Ellington Public Schools; Sherryl King, Hartford Public Schools; Sarah Poppel, Hartford Public Schools

    Description: Rated as the 9th most expensive state to live in, Connecticut has a high cost of living, including above-average grocery prices. In addition, the urban and rural areas tend to have more convenience stores than grocery stores. Join us for this session to participate in a lesson that engages students in a hands-on experience that causes them to think critically about the equity of healthy food choices. Participants will have the opportunity to consider a variety of social justice topics such as budget, access, cost, types of markets, and transportation.

    Note: This lesson is geared towards a middle school audience, but is adaptable to other contexts.

  • 02/28/2022 1:31 PM | Anonymous

    Join CCLM for our second session of the: BOLD Mathematics Leadership Series: Using Your BOLD Leadership to ADVOCATE for Equitable Practices to Increase Student Access and Achievement. 

    Details can be found here on the flyer.  As always, registration is free to CCLM members.  If you are not yet a CCLM member, register here. 

  • 02/09/2022 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    Model Curriculum:

    As you may be aware CSDE is in the proceess of developing model curricula. We are currently seeking individuals with interest in volunteering to assit in this process. This will include reviewing, providing feedback, and adjusting units of study. Educators for both the K-2 and the 3-5 grade bands are needed. If you are interested please complete this form no later than March 1, 2022. If selected, you will be notified by mid-March.

  • 02/07/2022 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    Hi mathematics educators!

    We are so excited to announce our next workshop and that it will be paired with a release of our digital book Connecting Mathematics and Social Justice: Lessons and Resources for Secondary Math Teachers.

    The workshop will be on Intergenerational Wealth (one of the lessons in the book) from 6:30-7:40pm (EST) and the book release will immediately follow from 7:40-8:00pm (EST). You can register for either or both portions of the programming - see registration link below. Please invite friends and colleagues to help us experience meaningful mathematics and to celebrate an accomplishment!

     2/15 Registration

    Workshop Title: Intergenerational Wealth: What Matters and Why?

    Presenters: Joy Griffin, Regional District #11; Monica Housen, Ridgefield Public Schools

    Description: Family and individual wealth is not shared equally across Connecticut and this disparity of wealth held by Connecticut families impacts the lives of future generations. Inequalities in income and wealth accumulation, combined with systemic injustices, serve to widen the wealth gap over generations. Join us for this session to experience a lesson that serves as an introduction or an extension of students’ understanding of compound interest and exponential growth. Students will use graphs to model wealth accumulation over time and explore qualitative and quantitative factors that contribute to social injustices around economic mobility.

  • 02/07/2022 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    Career and Technical Education Update

    SketchUp for Schools is now free for all schools through a Web-based 3D modeling app available through Google Workspace (formerly G-Suite) and Microsoft education platforms.

    SketchUp for Schools is compatible with Chromebooks and features built-in training tutorials and curricula to assist in improving students’ 3D modeling skills. SketchUp for Schools is built on the same 3D modeling platform as SketchUp Pro and can be used to design anything, from parks and skyscrapers to 3D-printable action figures. For more information, contact Harold Mackin at or go to SketchUp for Schools 2021 - Product | SketchUp.

  • 01/31/2022 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    The Lt. Governor's Coding Challenge "Coding for Good - Inspiring Health and Wellness For All"  is open to all Connecticut students. The challenge was officially announced on January 24th, 2022 with a press release and video. The submission portal launched on January 25th 2022. Submissions will be accepted until April 29th, 2022. Connecticut students in grades 3 through 12 are encouraged to create applications designed to inspire health and wellness for all. This year’s Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge includes three options for submission: concept challengeprototype challenge and development challenge. Students can work individually or as a team to submit to one challenge. A new incentive this year is the Jackson Laboratory Urban Achievement Award. Encourage your students to participate and help spread the word. More information is available at

  • 01/24/2022 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    The Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics are thrilled to be hosting the upcoming Association of Teachers of Mathematics of New England's annual conference. The conference will be held on October 20 - 21, 2022 at the Killington Grand Hotel in Killington Vermont. This year's ATMNE conference theme is "Fall in Love with Math." The past few years have made the work of teaching and learning difficult for all involved with education. We believe that educators and students will benefit from a renewed sense of love for the art of mathematics. We also believe that embracing equitable and effective math teaching practices, such as focusing on depth, as well as encouraging students to see themselves as confident problem solvers who can make valuable mathematical contributions, will create a math classroom full of a love for learning. For more information on the conference or to submit a proposal to present, visit Proposals are due on May 15, 2022 and presenters will be chosen in June.

    Proposal Form:

  • 01/12/2022 4:36 PM | Anonymous

    Hi mathematics educators! We know times are tough, but we wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and announce the first MTC4SJ workshop of the year. We're excited for next Tuesday's session Mural Mathematics about the intersection of math and art, featuring one of the artists that has worked on social justice murals in Hartford, Bloomfield, and Windsor. See below for the registration link and the full description. Please share with colleagues and we hope to see you next week!

     1/18 Registration

    Title: Mural Mathematics
    Date/Time: Tuesday, January 18, 6:30-8:00pm (EST) via Zoom
    Presenters: Angela Boratko, Hartford Public Schools; Sacha Kelly, CREC; Caroline Psutka, Manchester Public Schools
    Description: Throughout Connecticut, murals and other art installations have increased the visibility of social justice issues. For example, in Hartford, Bloomfield, and Windsor there have been Black Lives Matter murals created by community artists and activists. Join us to experience the crucial yet easy to overlook mathematics behind these murals. This is an opportunity for you to consider: "What social justice issue would you stand up for?" Participants will experience some of the elements of this student project including Google mapping tools for measurement, exploring circle properties, and drafting a social justice mural design. We will also share all components of the project, including extensions to take action in your own community.

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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