About Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

  • Welcome to Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (MTMS) is an official peer-reviewed journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is intended as a resource for middle school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction. The journal's articles have won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications.

    MTMS is published nine times a year, monthly August through May, with a combined December/January issue and a yearly focus issue in February. School Journals are published at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191.

    The publications of the Council present a variety of viewpoints. The views expressed or implied in this publication, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official positions of the Council.


    MTMS is just one of the many benefits of NCTM membership. Besides being a member of an organization leading the way to improving mathematics education, you receive subscriptions to award-winning publications, discounts on educational materials and conferences, and special rates on life insurance. Start enjoying these benefits today; join today .

    Editorial Panel

    The MTMS Editorial Panel chooses content, reviews manuscripts, supervises department editors, and continually seeks feedback from readers. Current panel members are:

    Natasha Murray
    Copiague School District, New York, Chair 
    Olive Chapman
    University of Calgary, Alberta, Board of Directors Liaison
    Clayton Edwards   
    University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
    Anthony Fernandes   University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina
    Travis Lemon
    American Fork Junior High School, American Fork, Utah
    Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis
    Mississippi State University, Starkville
    Aaron Rumack
    White River School District, Buckley, Washington
    Peter Wiles
    Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
    Terry Wyberg University of Minnesota, St. Paul
    Rick Anderson Journal Editor and Staff Liaison, NCTM, Reston, Virginia

    Department Editors

    The MTMS Department Editors recruit, review, and develop manuscripts appropriate for the journal’s departments.
    Current department editors are:

    Cartoon Corner

    Hoyun Cho Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
    Rhonda Birnie
    Idaho State University, Twin Falls
    Informing Practice  
    Jennifer Eli
    University of Arizona, Tucson
    George Roy
    University of South Carolina, Columbia
    Math for Real
    Crystal Kalinec-Craig
    University of Texas at San Antonio
    Fanny Sosenke
    NEST+M, New York, New York
    Mathematical Explorations
    Asli Özgün-Koca  Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    Marilyn Howard   University of Tulsa, Oklahoma  
    Christine Kincaid Dewey

    Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center, Warren, Michigan  

    Palette of Problems   
    Steve Pelikan
    University of Cincinnati, Ohio
    Anna DeJarnette
    University of Cincinnati, Ohio
    Stephen Phelps
    Madeira High School, Cincinnati, Ohio  
    Quick Reads  
    Alessandra King   Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, Maryland
    Julie Amador
    University of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene
    Solve It
    Jo Ann Cady
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Pamela Wells
    Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
    Annie Perkins
    Minneapolis Public Schools, Minnesota

    Headquarters Journal Staff

    The staff edits manuscripts, coordinates peer review of manuscripts, and manages the production, printing, and mailing of the journals each month.

    Ken Krehbiel Associate Executive Director for Communications
    Joanne Hodges Senior Director of Publications
    Rick Anderson Journal Editor
    Tara Slesar Journal Editor
    Elizabeth M. Skipper Journal Editor
    Pamela Tilson  Senior Copy Editor, MTMS
    Luanne M. Flom Copy Editor, TCM
    Sheila J. Barker Review Services Assistant
    Christine A. Noddin Publications Assistant

     Acceptance Rate and Circulation Rate

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School’s acceptance rate for feature articles, which is calculated by

           accepted / (accepted + rejected)

    each volume year, is 30 percent. The calculation period is September 1 to August 31. Department submissions are not included in this rate.

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School's current circulation is 19,865.