Messages from the President

  • Matt Larson

    Matt Larson

    NCTM President, 2016-2018

    President's Messages

    Messages by Matt Larson

  • White House Budget Ignores Needs of Classroom Teachers
    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and its 60,000 members are disappointed that the budget proposal released by the White House last week falls short in its planned investments in education and research across the federal government.
    Do You See and Engage Your Hidden Figures?
    By now most of us with an interest in mathematics or mathematics education have seen the powerful movie Hidden Figures—many of us likely more than once.
    The Elusive Search for Balance
    In many ways it seems as though we live in a world that is out of balance—pushed to extremes—that has “lost the middle” in various ways. To move mathematics teaching and learning forward, we have to resist the urge to be pushed to extremes.
    A Perfect Storm of Data: We Must Take Action!
    Despite all the concerns about testing, it would be unwise not to look for lessons and take actions based on the recently released results of large-scale national and international assessments.
    Advocacy: The “Unseen” Work of NCTM

    Matt Larson

    When members think of NCTM, most of them probably think first of conferences, professional development, and publications—partly because that’s what’s most visible. The Council’s advocacy work is not always readily apparent to mathematics teachers, but it is a critical component of what your membership supports, and it benefits you in ways you can’t always see.