The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is an organization for ALL mathematics teachers in Virginia, from Elementary through College, from public or private, from pre-service to veteran. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining today! If you are a member, use this site to access our journal, find resources from past conferences, and apply for grants and other awards.
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vCTM 2020 UPDATE
VCTM 2020 Attendees --
On March 11, several events occurred that have caused us to re-evaluate the decision to hold a conference this weekend. We have seen the World Heath Organization declare the outbreak of COVID-19 an epidemic. Additional presumptive positive tests of COVID-19 were reported, including one in central Virginia. We have heard from several school divisions that have restricted travel for their teachers. Most recently, after normal business hours, we received word that President Michael Rao of Virginia Commonwealth University made several announcements regarding their response to COVID-19, including the cancellation of university events. These events have provided us no other alternative than to cancel this weekend's conference.
We are heartbroken to make this decision. Countless volunteer hours have gone into planning the event, including those of the conference and program committee. In addition, over 200 speakers dedicated their time to prepare for sessions that would have been wonderful and invaluable to Virginia educators. We encourage all of our speakers to save their sessions and consider presenting at our conferences in the future. We are grateful for all of those volunteer hours that were spent preparing for the conference and are as disappointed as anyone that we cannot see the hard work come to fruition.
The executive board of VCTM will be meeting to evaluate the next steps regarding registration costs. We want to do what is right for our attendees, but we also acknowledge that we have incurred several costs in conference preparation that cannot be refunded. We will notify everyone of the board's decision when it has been determined. We are a non-profit organization of volunteers with full-time jobs and no paid employees, so please be patient and allow us time to make this decision.
Thank you for your understanding.
Mathematics Beauty Contest
Deadline extended until May 2!
Our annual mathematics beauty contest for students is now open! Students at all grade levels are encouraged to enter this contest. Find the official rules and all details on the math beauty contest page.
New Scholarship Announcement
VCTM is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity, named in honor of Dr. Ena Gross. Learn more about Dr. Gross' contributions to math education in Virginia at this link.
The Ena Gross Professional Development Scholarship will provide funding towards tuition reimbursement for teachers seeking to add an endorsement to teach middle or high school mathematics or for career switchers seeking to become endorsed to teach mathematics.
Learn more about the scholarship and apply at this link.
Math EDucator of the Year
Nominations are now being accepted for the William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year. Each year, VCTM awards the mathematics educator of the year to up to five outstanding candidates -- one at each level of elementary, middle, high, university, and math specialist. Learn more about the award here. Then complete the nomination form. Electronic nominations will be accepted until October 7.
If you are already a VCTM member, thank you! If you are not currently a member, please think about joining today!
For only $20 a year, you will become part of a community of over 1,000 mathematics educators in Virginia and:
For more details or to join, click the membership tab in the menu, or just click here.
We are always looking for members who want to get more involved in helping us be the best organization we can possibly be.
There are lots of volunteer opportunities available from helping at our conference, to reviewing grant applications, to chairing a committee, to running for a position on the executive board.
To let us know of any areas where you would be able to help out, access your profile, select edit profile, and then scroll down to see the variety of volunteer opportunities we have available. Check a few boxes and click submit.
Thanks in advance!
VCTM provides several grants for Virginia's mathematics educators. Select Grants and Scholarships from the menu to learn more. Most of these are only available to current VCTM members--one more reason to join us today!
Flanagan Innovation Grant: This $5,000 grant is designed to support educators who wish to create a meaningful, innovative project to enhance mathematics instruction.
Karen Dee Michalowicz 1st Timers Grant: These grants are designed to support attendance at an upcoming NCTM or VCTM conference.
Professional Development Grant: These $1,000 grants will support attendance at conferences or workshops, tuition
reimbursement for mathematics education courses, or other professional development opportunities. Applications are accepted on a continual basis.
Mathematics Educators of the Year
Each year, VCTM awards the Educator of the Year to a teacher at each of the following levels: elementary, middle, high, math specialist, university.
To learn more about the award or see our past winners, select Awards and Contests from the menu.
Mathematics Beauty Contest
VCTM is proud to sponsor the mathematics beauty contest for teachers. Each spring, we pose problems for a variety of grade bands that promote problem solving.
Learn about the contest or see past winners by visiting the math beauty contest page.
VCTM's local affiliate groups are hard at work planning their professional development events and conferences. Learn more about these events on our affiliates page.
Affiliates should also consider applying for our Affiliate Grant, designed to help grow membership in your local organization.
Announcing our 2019 - 2021 Board of Directors
Congratulations to our newest board members!
President - Elect: Lynn Reed
NCTM Representative: Skip Tyler
Elementary Representative: Tracy Proffitt
Middle School Representative: Katelyn Divine
Secondary Representative: Reagan Davis
Two-Year College Representative: Doniray Brusaferro
Four-Year College Representative: Theresa Wills