Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics has been in existence since 1951 and currently has over 3,500 members across the State of Ohio

Summer Professional Development in Ohio

Advanced Teacher Capacity Modspar and QUANT


The Advanced Teacher Capacity project offers QUANT and Modspar summer professional development programs for high school mathematics teachers. QUANT investigates data analysis, probability and statistics. Modspar explores modeling and spatial reasoning. Both programs take place at Ohio University in Athens and have residential and commuter options. Participating teachers receive stipends and take-home materials.

The dates are:

QUANT: June 15–20 and 23–27, 2014

Modspar: July 6–11 and 14–18, 2014

To apply, download an application at


Selection priority will be given to teachers in Appalachian Ohio school districts. All Ohio teachers with well-conceived implementation plans are encouraged to apply.

Duane Bollenbacher’s 26th Annual Summer Workshops for Teachers

Duane Bollenbacher is again presenting his Summer Mathematics Workshops for Teachers this summer 2014. Six different workshops will be offered:

June 3-5: HQT Certification in Mathematics Content

June 17-19: Grades K-2; Grades 3-5; Keeping Current in the Middle School; and High School Problem Solving

June 24-26 AND Aug 5-7: Proven Methods for Passing the End-of-Course Exam.

For full informations, contact Duane Bollenbacher at Bluffton University.

Math Teachers' Circles in Ohio

Cincinnati Math Teachers' Circle



Join us at the next Cincinnati Math Teacher's Circle on April 26 at St. Luke School in Beavercreek! RSVP HEREhttps://cmtcapril26.eventbrite.com!


Follow what is going on in the Circle by liking our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cincymathcircle. Join our Cincinnati Math Teacher's Circle Wiki to receive updates on this year's schedule!

Southeast Ohio Math Teachers' Circle


Find more about the Southeast Ohio Math Teachers' Circle at www.seomtc.weebly.com.

Columbus Math Teachers' Circle

Join other Central Ohio Mathematics Educators June 23-26 as they hold a Math Teachers' Circle Immersion at OSU's Steam Factory (400 W. Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215). There will be nine different math teacher circles over the four days. Visit http://columbusmathcircle.wordpress.com for application information

See You Next Year in Cleveland! #octm2014

Click HERE for the paper speaker proposal

Click HERE to submit your proposal via Google Form

OCTM Memorial Scholarships

In 2014 the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) will award six $750 scholarships. An applicant must

  • be a junior, senior or graduate student in the fall of 2014 at a college or university in Ohio;
  • be enrolled in a program that leads to a 4-year Ohio Resident EducatorLicense in a field which includes the teaching of mathematics at some level, K-12; and
  • be a prospective first-time teacher (i.e. must not have taught professionally).

Additionally, the Sarah Greenholz* Memorial Scholarship of $1500 will be given to the top applicant who meets the following criteria.

  • The awardee of the Greenholtz Scholarship must be working toward a teaching license in a field that includes the teaching of mathematics at some level, K-12.
  • A candidate must present strong evidence of the likelihood of future success as a teacher of mathematics.
  • Individuals who have taught professionally or who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are changing careers are not eligible for this scholarship.

Persons interested in applying for OCTM Memorial Scholarships must download the application form (WORD) or (PDF) and submit the completed application, official college transcript(s), institution verification form (HERE), and one letter of support from a college/university faculty member or cooperating teacher.

Please mail these items to: OCTM Scholarships c/o Rebecca E. Maggard P.O. Box 448 Eaton, OH 45320

Applications must be postmarked on or before May 14, 2014.

Questions may be addressed to Memorial Scholarship Co-Chairs Peggy Kasten (mkasten@columbus.rr.com) or Rebecca Maggard (rmaggard@woh.rr.com)

Note: Sarah (Sally) Greenholz was a mathematics teacher and supervisor in Cincinnati. She was a charter member of OCTM and served as vice president of NCTM from 1967 to 1969. In 1986 Sarah received the Christofferson-Fawcett Award for Lifetime Contributions to Mathematics Education.

Ohio Mathematics & Science Coalition


OMSC is an advocacy group comprised of individuals from the education, business, and public sectors, working toward the common goal of revitalizing and improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education from preschool to beyond graduate school. OMSC's mission is to facilitate collaboration and align the efforts of all stakeholders working toward continuous, systemic, and sustainable improvement of STEM education for all of Ohio's students. To further this mission, the full Coalition meets three times annually.

January 2014 Newsletter

Download the April 2014 newsletter. Looking for one of your favorite back issues? Click HERE to find your favorite old Newsletter!

Ohio Resource Center TIP Seminar

The Ohio Resource Center has put together a 1-day professional development program on argumentation across the curriculum. You can access an informational flyer HERE and register at http://ohiorc.org/professional-development/details/8.aspx.

Emalou Brumfield Affiliate Grants

Affiliate Leaders may now apply for an Emalou Brumfield Affiliate Grant. Your affiliate can request up to $500 for professional development that you will provide for members. Click HERE to download the application or click on the AFFILIATES BUTTON at left to go to the Affiliates page.

OCTM Special Interest Groups

As part of OCTM’s strategic vision for promoting positive, collaborative growth in mathematics education, we are pleased to announce the formation of Special Interest Groups. The goal of these Special Interest Groups is to develop strong networks of OCTM members who are interested in specific issues in mathematics education. Click HERE to see the groups that have been started

OCTM Focus

The OCTM Executive Board has identified a focus to support and collaborate with educators in high-need schools across Ohio.

I response to the Executive Board's focus, the OCTM has formed a collaborative partnership with the following NCTM Affiliates:

    Women and Mathematics Education


    Benjamin Banneker Association

All Ohio mathematics teachers are encouraged to visit these websites and consider joining one or more of the Affiliates.

If you have any questions about this site, contact the Web Editor, Steve Phelps

This site was last updated on 4/18/14