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Ontario Association for Mathematics Education
Ontario Association for Mathematics Education

Our publication, called 'The Gazette'

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... is indexed in the Canadian Education Index and is published four times per year. It is the major periodical for mathematics education in Ontario. Interesting, relevant articles are written by some of the most outstanding mathematicians and educators in Ontario and North America. You can view samples of articles from previous issues by clicking here ...

Three special editions of the Gazette have been published, and are available to the public.
In spring 1991, the Centennial Edition of the Gazette was published (special editor Jack LeSage, co-edited with Bob Smith and Eric Wood), celebrating 100 years of Ontario Mathematics associations.

Then, in spring 2012, a special edition of the Gazette marking the 40th Anniversary of OAME was published (special editor Jack LeSage assisted by a committee of Past Presidents), and was made available in print to all OAME members, as well as to all attendees of the OAME 2012 Annual Conference held in Kingston, May 2012.

A third special edition has just recently been published, in March 2022, under the leadership of editor Tim Sibbald - a combined Gazette and Abacus highlighting multiple special anniversaries:

  • the 60th anniversary of the Gazette
  • the 50th anniversary of the Abacus
  • the 50th anniversary of the OAME/AOEM organization

Current Issue: Volume 61 # 1 - September 2022
Gazette Table of Contents

    Up Front
  • Editor’s Report by Timothy Sibbald
  • President’s Message by Sandra Jean Price

  • Regular Features
  • OMCA News: September 2022 by Heather Theijsmeijer
  • Coding in the Classroom: Computational Thinking, a Norwegian View by Iain Brodie and Hatice Beyza Sezer
  • Blast from the Past! (New)2 Math—The “New” New Math by Jeff Irvine
  • OAME/NCTM Report: Happy Fresh New School Year! by Jacqueline Hill
  • What’s the Problem? Seven Sevens by Shawn Godin
  • In the Middle: How Teacher Talk Meets the Thinking Classroom by Carly Ziniuk
  • Mb4T (Mathematics by and for Teachers): Using Models and Reasoning to Develop Factoring by Decomposition by Ann Kajander
  • Some Thoughts about Perimeter: String Perspective by Jérôme Proulx
  • Elementary Math Matters: It’s Time for Another Public Inquiry: The Right to [Do] Math by Lynda Colgan
  • Collaborative Learning in a Diverse Classroom and Its Impact on Students’ Achievement in Mathematics: A Lesson Learned from the Treisman Model by Nancy Louis

  • Articles
  • How Teachers Are Thinking and Talking about Mental Math in Their Classrooms
  • Big Ideas of Teaching Students How to Divide
  • Doing the Math (Lesson Plan insert for 3/(1/2): Everything Any Teacher Needs to Discuss Three Divided by a Half in Their Classroom
  • Dr. Evan Throop Robinson Shares Soft Starts in the Mathematics Classroom
  • Moving Forward: Continuing Professional Learning

  • Special Features
  • A Brief History of TEAMS: Our Spelling and Our Logo by Peter Saarimaki
  • Annual OAME/AOEM Awards 2022
  • Book Review: Math in the Great Outdoors by Edward Schroeter

Also included in every Gazette is an issue of the OAME/AOEM

The Abacus is a publication that focuses on the needs of the elementary mathematics teacher.

Abacus Table of Contents

    Abacus Activities
  • Mathematically Engaging Students in Their World by Dr. Jeff Irvine
  • Business Applications of Calculus by Dr. Jeff Irvine
  • Contexts for Learning Integers: Integrating Hockey into the Intermediate Mathematics Curriculum by Christine Green and Ann Kajander
  • A Look at the Transformations of Power Functions by Ali Hamour

Gazette and Abacus Staff

Position Name Contact Info:
Abacus Co-EditorMARC
Abacus Co-EditorTINA
Advertising ManagerROBERT
Gazette EditorTIM

Submission of Articles

The Ontario Mathematics Gazette (OMG) is looking for news items, articles, and good ideas that are useful to mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher education. We are seeking submissions, preferably from mathematics teachers K–12 and other mathematics education professionals, that describe innovative and creative approaches to mathematics teaching.

Please keep in mind the following criteria when making submissions to the Gazette:

  • The ideas/activities must be of interest to the readership.
  • The ideas/activities must be fresh and innovative.
  • The mathematics content must be appropriate for the readership.
  • The mathematics content must be accurate.
  • The article must be well written and easily understood.
  • The article and its ideas must be free of sexual, ethnic, racial, or other bias.
  • The article must not have been previously published, nor should it be out for review by other publications.
  • The article must be original.

Articles are to be word–processed, MS Word is preferred, and prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. However, please use single-line spacing (not double) and only one space after each period. Articles should not exceed five numbered pages of text, and figures, images, and photographs should be placed in the text close to where they belong, with captions. The photographer’s permission is required, and for photos of students under the age of 18, the written permission of a parent or guardian is required.

Please submit your article in one blind file (i.e., identity of author is not evident), and include author names, contact information including email and mailing addresses, photos, biographies, and all content removed for blinding in a second file. Please email these two files to Tim Sibbald at

Upon review, you will be notified whether your article has been accepted for publication (as is, or pending minor or major revisions) or rejected. The Editor reserves the right to edit manuscripts prior to publication. Once an article is published, it becomes the property of OAME.

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