more than 75 years, the National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has been dedicated to improving
the teaching and learning of mathematics. It is a recognized leader
in efforts to ensure an excellent mathematics education for all
students and an opportunity for every mathematics teacher to grow
With about 110,000 members throughout the United States and Canada,
NCTM is the largest nonprofit professional association of mathematics
educators in the world. NCTM offers vision, leadership, and avenues
of communication for mathematics educators at the elementary school,
middle school, high school, and college and university levels. As
a professional association, NCTM derives its strength from its members,
who are drawn from the broad community of stakeholders in the fields
of mathematics and mathematics education. Members participate in
the work of approximately 70 national committees and task forces
and contribute to all aspects of the Council's work.
NCTM at a Glance
- NCTM's three Standards documents laid the foundation for excellence
in mathematics education.
- NCTM's Addenda Series brings the message of the Standards documents
to the classroom. This 22-book series includes suggestions for
classroom activities, for the evaluation of students' skills,
and for uses of technology that teachers can consider in planning
- NCTM publishes four professional journals Teaching Children
Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, the Mathematics
Teacher, and the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
along with the NCTM News Bulletin, Student Math Notes,
Mathematics Education Dialogues, and more than 200 educational
books, videos, and other materials.
- NCTM's Mathematics Education Trust (MET) provides funds directly
to teachers to enhance the mathematics education provided to all
students. MET offers seven grant and scholarship programs and
one lifetime achievement award program.
- The Council holds an annual meeting and eight to ten regional
meetings each year.
- NCTM sponsors annual events, such as Mathematics Education Month
and the World's Largest Math Event, that promote the value of
- NCTM's World Wide Web site, www.nctm.org, offers information
about publications, professional development opportunities, jobs,
new products, and NCTM and its programs.
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