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CoMath Update for December 3, 2021

December CoMath Conversation: What state-level efforts would help raise achievement in mathematics?

Mathematics achievement has been particularly affected by the pandemic and there is a statewide need to make improvements. But how? For December's CoMath Conversation, we'll gather to see what other states are doing and most importantly, to hear your ideas. You can help seed the conversation by completing a short survey at and then join the conversation on December 16 from 3:30 to 4:45. Register today!

2021-2022 PAEMST Application Cycle - Nominate Today!

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest awards bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. The award recognizes those teachers that have both deep content knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful in those areas. Recipients of the award receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a paid trip to Washington D.C. for recognition and professional development, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

The 2021-2022 award cycle will award teachers in Grades K-6. To nominate a teacher (or to self-nominate), see the eligibility requirements and submit your nomination at the PAEMST website. This year's nomination cycle is a bit earlier than it is in recent years, so please note: nominations are due January 7, 2022, and applications must be completed by February 6, 2022. Colorado had a great group of applicants last year and has a proud history of recognizing Colorado math teachers with PAEMST awards, so please think about the excellent K-6 teachers of math in your area and nominate them!

Colorado Math Leaders

The next meeting of the Colorado Math Leaders will be Tuesday, December 14 from 12:30 to 2:30. We'll discuss Chapter 1 of Choosing to See and make time for leaders to share their approaches to math interventions in their districts.

Job Openings

  • Jefferson Academy in Broomfield has a middle school math opening. Contact Michelle Fox, HR coordinator at (720) 728-6173 if interested.
  • Eagle Ridge Academy in Brighton has a high school math opening. See if interested.