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CoMath Update for January 7, 2022

Happy New Year! I know it's been a tough start for some, and you have my sympathy if you or someone close to you has been impacted by illness or last week's fires. This month's announcements are short, but below are a few important opportunities to engage in Colorado's math education community.

January CoMath Conversation: Acceleration, Pathways, and Tracking in Middle School Math

What are the latest debates and best practices for acceleration in middle school mathematics? Should students be skipping a grade? Who should take Algebra 1 as an 8th grader? Who is helped and who is harmed by some of these practices? For our January CoMath Conversation, let's gather to share what each other are doing in our schools, and to gain some other perspectives about this practice. Because this tends to be such a lively conversation, we'll save discussion of high school for a future CoMath Conversation. Join us on Thursday, January 20 from 3:30-4:45 by reserving your spot in Zoom at

Colorado Math Leaders

The next meeting of the Colorado Math Leaders will be Tuesday, January 11 from 12:30 to 2:30. We'll discuss Chapter 3 of Choosing to See and discuss major improvement strategies. We'll start gathering on Zoom at noon for lunch and chatting before getting to the agenda at 12:30.

NCTM Annual Meeting in Denver! (In 2026)

At NCTM's board of directors meeting in November, they approved the selection of Denver as the site for the 2026 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition, to be held October 26-31, 2026.

Career Opportunity

Harrison District 2 is looking for a district math instructional coach for 6th-12th grade. If you have questions, reach out to Andy Bristol, Director of Curriculum and Data.