CMC Commitments

CMC is Committed To: 

  • Promoting professional activities that will ensure continual improvement towards excellence in the teaching of mathematics
  • Communicating with educators, parents, the public, and legislative bodies concerning issues related to teaching rigorous, challenging mathematics
  • Increasing the diversity of membership of the California Mathematics Council and the diversity of leadership in mathematics education at the local, state, and national levels.

To support these commitments through our actions, CMC has four committees that work to provide our members with resources, information, and support. Our committees are:

  • Membership Support
  • Communication and Social Media 
  • Outreach and Advocacy
  • Equity & Social Transformation
  • Awards and Recognition

 

Membership Support

The goal of Membership Support is to provide outreach to our members to ensure that all teachers of Mathematics (Pre-K - College) feel they are included in our membership with an emphasis on outreach to rural areas and bringing administrators to the table. We work to communicate with educators, parents, the public, and legislative bodies concerning issues related to teaching rigorous, challenging mathematics; and we seek to increase the diversity of our membership and leadership in mathematics education at the local, state, and national levels.

 

Communication and Social Media 

The Communication and Social Media Committee seeks to support our members through multiple avenues, including the CMC ComMuniCator, monthly CMC e-blast, and through social media via Twitter and Facebook. The Communication and Social Media Committee works with CMC’s three sections and committees to coordinate and communicate with all members.

 

Outreach and Advocacy

The Outreach and Advocacy Committee exists to advocate for the CMC’s priorities regarding legislation, state policy, and other relevant initiatives, as well as to maintain and establish relationships with other organizations and agencies.

 

Equity & Social Transformation

The Equity and Social Transformation (EST) Committee understands issues of and related to mathematics equity as socially, economically, politically, and structurally bound. Whose mathematical knowledge is valued and affirmed are questions at the forefront of EST’s understandings of equity in mathematics. The EST committee acknowledges that issues of equity in schools are broad and vast and are therefore committed to addressing inequity and transforming inequitable systems at various levels of organization. EST understands mathematics equity to be a commitment to an ethic of love and care for all people, and the subsequent and necessary work it takes in order to increase mathematical learning opportunities for all young people to thrive. 

 As such, EST is a dynamic committee that engages in multi-year projects aimed at: 

  •   Increasing a general call to both the professional and social responsibility of school professionals to challenge deficit narratives surrounding marginalized students
  • Centering student experiences and helping to uplift the voices, knowledge, and strengths that all students bring to mathematics and mathematics learning environments
  • Engaging with the general public in conversations and practices centered around issues of mathematics equity in schools and professional fields. 
  •  Creating shared spaces and places that support educators from marginalized backgrounds to safely and bravely engage in mathematics education and mathematics work
  • Creating shared spaces and supports for mathematics teachers to continuously reflect on their own positions and practices so that they are meeting the needs of diverse student learners
  • A commitment to the continuous development of our own professional learning and growth, as well as to the practices and communities that help sustain equity work. This includes a commitment to an expanded understanding of our schooling communities as inclusive of the young people, school professionals, families, and organizations that support mathematics learning and equitable education.

 

Awards and Recognition

The Awards and Recognition committee seeks to recognize:

  • teachers who demonstrate excellence in the teaching of mathematics, 
  • outstanding teachers, administrators, and educators who support the goals of CMC, and
  • outstanding students at the high school level who demonstrate exemplary work.