Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics News

OCTM's Mission
OCTM promotes quality teaching and learning of mathematics in Ohio by supporting educators and their professional growth, fostering collaboration, and advocating for informed public policy.

OCTM's Vision
To be a highly valued community in which teachers of mathematics can grow professionally in order to foster deep mathematics understanding for all learners.

Join the online Discussion!
Read (or re-Read) Tracy Zager's
Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

For more information and the schedule, click here.

Here is a link to join our Google Plus discussion community: https://tinyurl.com/yddaanmk

All you need to do is join the group, buy the book and get ready to extend your learning and discover many perspectives when it comes to teaching our young people mathematics.

Congratulations to OCTM's newly elected Board Members, who assumed these roles at the conference in October!  Thanks to all members who voted!
  • President-Elect:  Jodie Bailey
  • VP Secondary:  Jacqui Lehmkuhl
  • Treasurer:  Samantha Fales
  • South District Director:  Derek Sturgill
  • Southwest District Director:  Heather Kidd
  • West District Director:  Shirley Eldridge
Congratulations 2017 OCTM Awardees! 

District Awardees: Jennifer Findell, Jean Garrick, Stormy Hiram, Rachael Basalla, Stephanie Collier, Amy Latsch, Christa Krohn, Patricia (Patti) Talarczyk, Nancy Tracz, Colleen Aiken, John Rader, Pam Scott, Brittany Oxley, Erin Scott, Jeffrey Strawser, Shannon Leasure, Darla Sheets, Joanne Aghotte, Jana Anneken, Jo Guido, Kyle Ferguson, Laura Niswonger, Tess Rivero

State Awardees: Joyce Bostick, Chris Bolognese, Michael Todd Edwards, Alyssa Lustgarten, Karen Boreman

Lifetime Achievement Awardee:  Jerry Moreno

Questions about awards?
Contact OCTM's District Director-at Large,   Heather Wukelich <heather.wukelich@ohioctm.org>.

OCTM Annual Conference

THANK YOU, Columbus Conference Planning Committee and attendees, for an amazing conference!  OCTM's 67th annual conference was a wonderful opportunity to connect Ohio's mathematics educators!  #octmconnects

Click here to access a file with links to many files shared by session presenters.  Presenters are still welcome to share files (to be added to this list) with Anne Mikesell at amikesell@mac.com .

2017 OCTM Len Pikaart Memorial Session 

Thank you, Bob Klein, for your powerful message- 
Teaching:  Personality as Place Value 

Click here for Bob’s slides

Please share your experiences and photos with us via facebook and twitter using @ohioctm and #octmconnects

Mark your calendars for OCTM's 68th Annual  Conference in Akron - October 11-12, 2018!

Professional Opportunities in Ohio for Mathematics Teaching and Learning

View professional development opportunities that are open to all Ohio mathematics educators at the OCTM event calendar HERE. Please note that these events are not sponsored or officially endorsed by OCTM unless indicated.  We encourage you to participate in the events sponsored by our local affiliate groups and the Ohio Math Teacher Circles. If you are offering an opportunity that you would like to have posted, please e-mail Matt Carpenter.

SE Ohio Math Teachers' Circle 
photos provided by Courtney Koestler