News and Information
We are dedicated to providing information and resources about upcoming conferences and meetings. Check back for news on ongoing projects in Utah's elementary mathematics community and find out what it's talking about.
USTAR Request for Proposals (RFP)
The Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Centers Initiative has released a RFP from the community. Click on the links below for the RFP and additional documents:
This RFP is specifically available to district who do not currently have a USTAR project in place. Applications will not be accepted from districts or charter schools currently receiving USTAR funds.
2013 Fall SMECC Meeting
Friday, September 20, 2013
This year's Fall SMECC meeting kicked off the school year with discussions and ideas on how to further engage the mathematics community. Click here for meeting resources and information.
Elementary Specific Handout
2014 Possible Core Academy Course Offerings
2013 Regional SMECC Meetings
Didn't make it to the meeting on September 20th? Scan the dates below to see if you can attend a regional SMECC meeting.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Salt Lake City School District
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Nebo School District
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Washington School District
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sevier School District
Friday, November 22, 2013
Box Elder School District
Statements of Support
The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS), an umbrella organization of sixteen professional mathematics and mathematics education societies, has issued a statement from their presidents formally supporting the Common Core for Mathematics (Read Statement).
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) helps educators interpret and understand the Common Core State Standards and has issued their own statement of support (Read Statement).
State Mathematics Education Coordinating Committee (SMECC)
SMECC is a group of district mathematics coordinators, university professors, and charter school representatives in Utah.