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NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development and research.

NCTM Foundational Priorities

  • Curriculum, instruction, and assessment: Provide guidance and resources for developing and implementing mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment that are coherent, focused, well-articulated, and consistent with research in the field, and focused on increasing student learning.
  • Equity: Advance knowledge about, and infuse in every aspect of mathematics education, a culture of equity where everyone is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.
  • Advocacy: Engage in public and political advocacy to focus policymakers and education decision makers on improving learning and teaching mathematics.
  •  Professional Development: Provide professional development to all stakeholders to help ensure all students receive the highest quality mathematics education.
  •  Research: Ensure that sound research is integrated into all activities of the Council.