Messages from the President

  • Matt Larson

    Matt Larson

    NCTM President, 2016-2018

    President's Messages

    Messages by Matt Larson

  • Positioning NCTM for a Second Century

    April 2020 will be a significant year in the history of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In Chicago, from April 1–4, NCTM will celebrate its centennial as a council of teachers of mathematics at the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting: Looking Back and Moving Forward.

    What Constitutes an Effective Collaborative Team?

    Over the past year, I have frequently referred to the importance of teachers of mathematics working collaboratively to improve teaching and learning. Over this same time period, many members have asked me what I think characterizes an effective professional learning community or collaborative team.

    Why Is Change So Hard?
    As I meet math teachers across the country and present at various state meetings, they often come up to me after my session and tell me they agree with what I said (at least most of it), and tell me they are working hard to change their own practice or striving to modify those policies in their school that don’t promote equitable outcomes. 
    Make Your Voice Heard on the Budget!
    Today, the Trump Administration provided more details regarding their plans for the FY 2018 federal budget and the news we heard in March hasn’t gotten any better.
    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?