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  • 27 Sep 2022 6:55 PM | Steven Ushakov (Administrator)

    Have you registered for the ATMNE 2022 Conference in Killington, VT yet? 


    There's no time like the present! Click here to register for the Conference

    Why do it now?

    1. If you do it by October 1, you are guaranteed to get a free t-shirt in your preferred size!

    2. So that you have a reason to book a room in the block of available rooms reserved at the Killington Grand Hotel & Resort. Please consult our ATMNE 2022 Hotel Accommodations information for more info on room blocks and discounts (while available).

    3. So that you have the time to complete any paperwork needed in order to submit your purchase orders to the VCTM Treasurer, Steven Ushakov (sushakov@u32.orgas soon as possible (but no later than October 19th, 2022, the first day of the conference). 

    4. Because we have some incredible speakers lined up! You can check out the full program on our website or keep reading to find out more about our featured keynote presentations!

    Keynote Speakers

    Dr. Shelly Jones

    Friday 10/21 at 1 p.m.

    The “Math”uration of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Fostering Hope in the Mathematics Classroom

    K - Higher Education

    “No curriculum, standards, or wording will lead to the automatic creation of culturally relevant teaching without powerful new thinking about the nature of mathematics, who it is for, and what it can be used for” (Matthews, Jones & Parker, 2021). Using Hope Wheel verbs - Love, Invest, Inspire, Create, Restore, Protest – educators are able to plan mathematics tasks based on notions of empowerment. The goal is for students to see themselves in math culture and find purpose in learning it. 

    Dr. Shelly M. Jones is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Central Connecticut State University. Before joining the CCSU faculty, Dr. Jones was a middle school Mathematics Teacher and a K-12 Mathematics Administrator. She provides mathematics professional development nationally and internationally. She has been an educator for 30 years. Dr. Jones serves her community by working with various professional and community organizations. You can see her CCSU TEDx talk on YouTube where she talks about culturally relevant mathematics. She is a contributing author for the book entitled, The Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics: Beyond the Numbers and Toward a New Discourse, author of Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians, and co-author of Engaging in Culturally Relevant Math Tasks: Fostering Hope. 

    Dr. Nicki Newton

    Thursday 10/20 at 9 a.m.

    The Silent R in Education: Relationship

    K - 5 

    In this keynote Dr. Nicki Newton will discuss the relevance and significance of how a  love for our children, ourselves, and the curriculum  all intertwine together as the clear less yet necessary glue that makes the whole process seamless. Join her in this celebration of loving our students and loving the math. 

    Dr. Nicki Newton is an education consultant who works with schools and districts around the country and Canada on k-8 math curriculum. She has taught elementary school, middle school, and graduate school. Dr. Nicki has an Ed.M. and an Ed.D from Teachers College Columbia University. She is greatly interested in teaching and learning practices around the world and has researched education in Denmark, Guatemala and India. She has written several books, including Guided Math, Math Workshop and Math Running Records. She is currently a part of the curriculum team for the new McGraw Hill Reveal Math series. She enjoys visiting schools and working with administrators, teachers and students in their classrooms face-to-face and virtually.

    Dan Meyer

    Thursday 10/20 at 1 p.m.

    Math Without Mistakes

    K - 12

    The math education community has worked to destigmatize mistakes in recent years, yet it continues to diagnose as mistaken what is instead very purposeful student thinking. We'll learn about curriculum, technology, and strategies that celebrate and develop that thinking instead, helping learners grow in their math identity and knowledge.

    Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn't like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the Director of Research in Desmos Classroom at Amplify where he explores the future of math, technology, and learning. He has worked with teachers internationally and in all fifty United States. He was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future. He lives in Oakland, CA.

    Kevin Dykema

    Friday 10/21 at 9 a.m.

    From Math by Memorizing to Math by Understanding

    K - Higher Education

    We must ensure that each and every student receives a high quality mathematics education that promotes reasoning throughout the grades. Explore how the effective mathematics teaching practices can be utilized to help promote this deep reasoning. Engage in tasks and activities to illustrate how to effectively integrate these into the classroom. Let's help our students fall in love with math!

    Kevin Dykema has been an 8th grade math teacher in southwest Michigan for over 25 years and is currently serving as President for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He is the co-author of Productive Math Struggle. He also conducts many professional development sessions throughout the United States and loves working with others to help improve mathematics education for each and every student.

  • 01 Feb 2021 4:03 PM | Steven Ushakov (Administrator)

    Don't miss out on VCTM's VIRTUAL and FREE Statewide Math Fair! The registration deadline is this Friday, February 5th, 2021Any K-12 students - whether they are learning from home, school, or in a hybrid of the two -  can submit a project and participate! This fair is designed to be for any student that is quantitatively curious, mathematically empowered, or looking for a nontraditional and authentic way to demonstrate their learning. Everything you need to know can be found at VCTM's website ( under the 'K-12 Math Fair' tab, where you can find our event page, math fair flyer, and a link to register.

    You can access the Press Release Here  

  • 06 Apr 2019 12:00 PM | Steven Ushakov (Administrator)

    Students, families, teachers, classmates, members of the public, and even the Lieutenant Governor came together to celebrate the nearly 70 mathematical investigations of over 100 K-12 students from around the state at the VCTM Statewide Math Fair on April 6 on the University of Vermont campus (Burlington, VT). Students presented some remarkable projects across six different grade bands through both individual and class categories. The morning started bustling with excitement as students displayed projects throughout the second floor of Votey Hall. Throughout the day, students, parents, and community members engaged in mathematical tasks in our activity room while awaiting project interviews.  At the closing ceremony, the Lieutenant Governor and Math Fair director shared words of wisdom to this next generation of promising mathematical followed by the awarding of winners and announcing final placements.

    We invite you to check out the many splendid sights in our photo gallery of participant projects and math fair action that day!

  • 02 May 2018 8:33 AM | Steven Ushakov (Administrator)

    Please check out the recent story from WCAX on the VCTM Statewide Math Fair at UVM in early April!

    A full event recap from VCTM will be included in the upcoming May eNewsletter.

    If the above hyperlink does not work, try inserting this link into your browser:

  • 10 Mar 2018 10:23 AM | Lara White (Administrator)

    The Governor's Institute of Vermont on Mathematics

    University of Vermont - June 24-June 29

    Calling All 9th-11th Grade Mathematicians of Vermont!

    Surround yourself with math-lovers like you at this week-long festival of mathematics! Theoretical and real-world applications of math will have you dazzled as you enjoy advanced lectures by renowned mathematicians and scientists. We’ll use our hands and brains to take on world-class mathematical challenges, and explore careers for people who like math. Head over to to learn more!

    GIV is dedicated to being accessible for every Vermonter. Our sliding scale tuition goes as low as $10, making it affordable for every family. 

    Applications are open now and close throughout March, so visit for more information and to apply today!

  • 10 Mar 2018 10:19 AM | Lara White (Administrator)

    Rookie of the Year nominations. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2018.

    Find the nomination form here.

    VCTM Rookie of the Year is presented to three outstanding and well-deserving rising stars in math education within Vermont one in each of the grade levels (Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8) and High School.) Awardees will be given a cash prize and plaque, a year's membership to VCTM, and be expected to share their experiences with the VT math community in its eNewsletter and be invited to present the following year at the VCTM fall conference. To qualify, the nominees must be in the first three calendar years of their teaching (either part or full-time), and be nominated by a VCTM member. Nominations are open until June 1, 2018.

  • 08 Mar 2018 11:21 AM | Steven Ushakov (Administrator)

    The Statewide Math Fair will be held on Saturday April 7, 2018 in Votey Hall on the University of Vermont campus (33 Colchester Ave Burlington, VT 05405 // Map).

    Students should arrive at 8:30am and proceed to registration on the 2nd floor.  All projects should be set up and ready for judging at 9 am sharp.

  • 15 Jan 2018 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    We call upon all K-12 teachers and parents to encourage any of their students to submit a project. The registration deadline for math fair projects is February 15, 2018.

    More information here

    Students can register quickly and easily through our online form.

  • 10 Jan 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    o you know an excellent elementary mathematics teacher? Please nominate them for this prestigious award! The PAEMST organization is accepting nominations in the 2017-2018 school year for teachers of mathematics in grades K-6. The nomination process is easy; fill out a simple online form at The teacher you nominate will be notified about how to further apply, with the possibility of winning a $10,000 award! Please consider your colleagues (or a self-nomination) for this award. If you have further questions, contact the PAEMST Vermont State Coordinator for Mathematics, Lara White, at

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