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Have Something to Share?

Do you have something to share with other mathematics teachers or mathematics teacher educators? Do you have a favorite mathematical lesson that invites your students to dive into mathematics? Have you discovered a new technology tool that you cannot wait to share with your colleagues? If so, please consider submitting your manuscript to Reflections, a publication of the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Reflections showcases the thoughts, lessons, studies, and articles of mathematics teachers across the state of Georgia, and it is time for you to become part of this conversation.

We are always seeking manuscripts on the following topics:

  • Engaging activities that highlight technology, manipulatives, collaboration, or differentiation
  • Classroom Discourse
  • Social Justice
  • Problem-solving
  • Mathematical proofs
  • Teacher Collaboration
  • Assessments
  • Favorite “ah-ha” lessons

We also do feature shorted snippets that include:

  • Spotlight of mathematical artwork (students or teachers)
  • Book or film reviews or recommendations
  • Reflections on teaching and learning
  • Feedback on GCTM events and opportunities

Deadlines for each issue are as follows:

FallAugust 7th
WinterDecember 7th
SpringMarch 12th
SummerMay 7th

If you wish to discuss your ideas for a topic prior to submission, please contact the Publications Editor, Becky Gammill, at gammillgctm@gmail.com.

Guidelines for Submissions

  • Manuscript Format: Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins on all sides, typed in 12-point font and follow the latest edition of the APA style guide. Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word. Please embed any images or photos within your manuscript.

  • Manuscript Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted to Becky Gammill (gammillgctm@gmail.com). Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged. Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not being considered simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Along with your submission, you must also include an author bio and photograph that will accompany your piece within Reflections.

  • Manuscript Publication: When a manuscript is accepted for publication, the editor/journal reviewers may make suggestions or revisions in consultation with the principal author. However, because of publication deadlines, the editor reserves the right to make minor revisions without seeking prior approval from the author. Release statements for all copyrighted materials must be received prior to publication. If student work or images are used within your submission, make sure to include the proper release forms from your school district so that those materials may be included with your work.

  • Length of Submissions: We accept submissions of various types and lengths. Please look at previous issues of Reflections to get an idea of how long or short a piece should be. The following lengths are flexible, but recommended.
    • Teacher Reflections: 1.5 – 3 pages.
    • Lesson : 4 – 6 pages (including references, resources, and teacher keys.)
    • Research: 6 – 12 pages. Longer studies may shorted or broken up into smaller pieces for sequential publication releases.
    • Snippets (Book reviews, student artwork, sharing a short teaching or mathematics tip): 1 – 2 pages.
    As always, the context and the story are more important than the word length. If you need any assistance or feedback, just contact the editor.