The next Creating Balance Conference will be held in 2018!

image_miniThe UCLA Mathematics Project Center X is committed to supporting math teachers’ social justice work. We have been co-sponsors of the Creating Balance Conference since 2013 when it was hosted in Los Angeles, CA. We continue to collaborate with and co-sponsor the Creating Balance Conference to support this work and look forward to seeing you in San Francisco in January 2016.


Post-doctoral research opportunity:
Postdoctoral Scholar: Community-Based Approach to Teacher Noticing
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2018 Conference Request for Proposals

We are now accepting requests for proposals.  Proposal summaries (your contact information and answers to numbers 1-2) are due June 17, 2017. The full workshop proposals are due July 1, 2017. Return to your application and answer questions 3 through 10. With the google form you may edit it after you submit it. Or you may submit a full new proposal with answers 1-10. Note that you may still submit your full proposal by July 1st even if you did not submit a summary. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at


2016 Conference Resources

Check out the resource page for shared 2016 conference resources.  Thank you to our 250 conference participants, keynote speaker Rico Gutstein, panelists, school visit sites/teachers and workshop presenters.



Goals of the conference

  • Bring together educators, researchers, parents, activists, and students to collectively discuss social justice and math education
  • Foster new and innovative partnerships and collaborations
  • Create a space to share resources, lesson plans, best practices, and other classroom materials
  • Develop structures for ongoing discussion and working groups about math and social justice
  • Organize a national voice in the ongoing debate over math education reform
  • Plan actions, advocacy, future meetings, etc.