Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Math! It’s All Fun and Games!

Fall Kick-off Meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Mayfield High School
4:30 am - 7:30 pm
6116 Wilson Mills Rd, Mayfield Village, OH 44143

Please come and join your fellow mathematics educators to kick-off the 2022-2023 school year. Our main speaker is Paul Zachlin, a Professor of Mathematics at Lakeland Community College and one of the leaders of The Crooked River Math Teachers' Circle. He will lead us through some activities that engage participants in mathematical thinking, in ways that encourage camaraderie and stimulate a wide spectrum of individual abilities.

Looking for ways to make math more engaging for your students? This year’s Deep Learning Series will focus on the book, “Math Games with Bad Drawings” by Ben Orlin. What better way to kick-off the year than by playing games from the book! Bring a friend. Do you have a game that you play with your students? Bring it along as well. We would love to add it to the resources on the GCCTM website.


4:30 - 5:15 pm Registration, Light Dinner, and Networking
5:15 - 5:45 pm Business Meeting & Information
5:45 - 6:45 pm
Speaker: Profesor Paul Zachlin
6:45 - 7:30 pm
“Math Games with Bad Drawings” by Ben Orlin

Register for the meeting HERE

● Registration Deadline: Midnight on Tuesday, September 6th. You are guaranteed both a “SEAT” and a “MEAL”!

● Late registrations will be accepted through Noon on Sunday, September 11th. You are guaranteed a “SEAT” but not necessarily a “MEAL”.

Online payment links and additional information will appear here very soon now (before 8/18)

The GCCTM Outstanding Educator Awards Banquet
was held 5/5/22, Keynote Speaker: Mike Lipnos

Congratulations to the Following Awardees!


Christina Hamman
Medina City Schools

Steve Miller
Summit County ESC

Elementary School

Annemarie Newhouse
South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools

Jolene Reese
Crestwood Local Schools

Middle School

Rachel Boyle
Green Local Schools

Adrea Fusco
Chardon Local Schools

Sarah Swearman
Kenston Local Schools

High School

Laura Kraker
Cleveland Metropolitan Schools

Eric Oberster
Orange City Schools

Jennifer Smillie
Oberlin City Schools

The Lynn Aring Lifetime Contribution Award

Frederick L. Dillon
Strongsville City Schools, retired; NCTM Conference Chair, Presenter, and Author


some advantages of a GCCTM membership


  • we provide a wide variety of great local resources at a low cost of membership


  • student engagement​is as important to us as it is to you, so we help you find the resources you need to build that engagement, no matter how mathe​matics​ touches your classroom


  • we can help you build a strong professional network, ​with our membership that spans pre­ to post­service education professionals from k12 and higher education; across all areas that touch mathematics education


  • we help you n​avigate changing rules and standards ​by keeping you informed about the newest developments in math education at the local, state, and national level — so that you can focus on essentials


supporting local educators for quality teaching and learning of mathematics

To all educators who touch math education in the Greater Cleveland area, GCCTM offers the professional resources and support to help you provide quality teaching and learning in mathematics for the benefit of all students, from pre-K to university, and for the benefit of all educators, from pre-service, in-service and post-service teachers, and all teachers who touch mathematics education in their classroom whether their primary subject is math or not.