Messages from the President

  • Matt Larson

    Matt Larson

    NCTM President, 2016-2018

    President's Messages

    Messages by Matt Larson

  • Math Education Is STEM Education!

    What design principles would you include to ensure that an effective STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program builds mathematics understanding? 

    But That Won’t Prepare Them for College!
    For perhaps the first time in our history there is clear and growing consensus concerning what constitutes effective mathematics instruction, kindergarten through college. The monolithic nature of college mathematics instruction, dominated by lecture and summative exams, is changing.

    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.