Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Math and Stats! An Exciting Combination!

Thursday, May 13, 6:30 - 8:00 pm — NCTM President Trena Wilkerson

Not only are mathematical and statistical thinking imperative today but they also provide a space where learners can make sense of their world and experience the joy, wonder and beauty of both mathematics and statistics—an exciting combination! Come join us as we explore problems, tasks, activities, and resources to support engaging each and every PK-12 student in high-quality, learning opportunities where they are empowered and supported as confident and capable thinkers and doers of mathematics and statistics.

Trena Wilkerson, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a mathematics education professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate mathematics education courses and conducts professional development and research. She taught high school mathematics for 18 years. She has published in several of NCTM’s journals and chaired the MTMS journal Editorial Panel and served on the NCTM Board of Directors. She loves teaching and learning mathematics in support of current and future mathematics teachers and leaders! Trena sees teaching mathematics as a journey that we take with our students, our colleagues, friends, family, and more each day, week, month, and year, over our lifetime. She invites you to join her on the journey.

Please register by Tuesday, May 11th at 10:00 pm. You will receive a link for the Zoom Meeting on Wednesday evening.

(Business meeting 6:30 - 7:00pm — Presentation from 7:00 - 8:00pm)

Upcoming OCTM Conference “in Cleveland”

OCTM 2021 Conference: Building a Mathematical Community.

October 4 - October 23, 2021.

Planning for this conference is well under way. This year's conference will be virtual. GCCTM will be providing support for this year's conference, which was originally planned to be in-person in Cleveland.

OCTM Conference Proposals:

The Virtual 2021 Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference will be held October 4-23 with sessions Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Would you like to inform and inspire the conference participants with an idea from your own teaching or research?

The link to the conference speaker proposal form is Building a Mathematical Community .

Proposals are due May 1, 2021. Please consider submitting a proposal. Thank you!

Barb Lynch and Ann Farrell are the OCTM 2021 Program Co-Chairs. Questions about the program can be directed to them at:

Members are needed for the Program Committee and the Technical Support Committee.

The main duty of the Program Committee is to fill the schedule with speakers from all different grade bands and topics. The Program Committee will release the proposal form in early March. Proposal evaluations will begin June 1st, and committee members are needed to help with this task. We are anticipating about 50 presentations over the course of 15 evenings. Program Committee members will also introduce speakers and welcome participants to the sessions in October. If you are interested in helping with the program review or speaker introductions, please contact Barb Lynch at

The main duty of the Technical Support (Pit Crew) Committee is to provide, you guessed it, technical support to the speakers during their presentation and during a practice session two weeks in advance of the presentation. You don’t need to be a technical whiz; we will tell you the things that typically go wrong, and what to do in each case. If you are interested in helping with Technical Support, please contact Peter Petto at


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.