• About NCTM

    Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world's largest mathematics education organization, with 60,000 members and more than 230 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada. Interested in membership? Learn more about exclusive member benefits and discounts and join today.

    Mission Statement

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics supports and advocates for the highest-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student.

    Approved by the NCTM Board of Directors on July 15, 2017

    Strategic Framework

    • Teaching and Learning: NCTM provides support for research-informed teaching that ensures the learning of each and every student in equitable environments.
    • Access, Equity and Empowerment: NCTM advances a culture of equity where each and every person has access to high quality teaching and is empowered as a learner and doer of mathematics.
    • Building Member Value: NCTM fosters communities that engage members to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.
    • Advocacy: NCTM engages in advocacy to focus, raise awareness, and influence decision makers and the public on issues concerning teachers of mathematics and high-quality mathematics teaching and learning.
    Approved by the NCTM Board of Directors on July 15, 2017