Messages from the President

  • Matt Larson


    Matt Larson

    NCTM President, 2016-2018

    President's Messages

    Messages by Matt Larson

  • NCTM Journals — History and Future

    For almost 100 years, NCTM has been a public voice of mathematics education and has provided its members with quality content in its published journals. In view of the technological advances in scholarly communication and the significant shift from print to digital publication of content, NCTM has been assessing the form and delivery of the rich, valuable content of its journals. 

    NCTM and The Math Forum
    In 2015 the NCTM Board of Directors decided to acquire The Math Forum after it was approached by Math Forum staff and informed that its relationship with Drexel University would be severed. The Board recognized the
    Which Varies in Your School: Instructional Time or Student Learning?
    The most frequent questions I receive concern instructional time: How much time should we have for math class at the elementary level? Middle level? High school? What does the research say about time?
    Setting Goals for a New School Year

    One of the many great things about education is that every year brings a new opportunity. Unlike in most other professions, our professional year has a clear start and finish that brings with it both an opportunity to reflect on and learn from the year that just ended, as well as a chance to "wipe the slate clean" and reinvent ourselves as necessary.

    A Response to Charlottesville
    As President and President-Elect of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), we are deeply disturbed and concerned by the acts of terror displayed by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hate and white supremacy have no place in our communities, schools, and classrooms. For many of you, the academic school year has started or will start very soon.