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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.

2014 Spring SMECC Meeting

SMECC met for its final meeting of the school year on March 25, 2014 at the new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Take a look at the PowerPoints and handouts below for more information on what we discussed:

2014 Winter SMECC Meeting

Watch the online meeting through Adobe Connect by clicking here. Visit the Secondary Math page for more resources from the meeting.

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:

Recently, USOE representatives held a USTAR Webinar to go over the current RFP. You can watch the webinar by clicking here.

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 to visit the Secondary Math site for meeting resources and information.

Elementary Specific Handout
2014 Possible Core Academy Course Offerings

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.