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.

    MTMSis 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.


    MTMSis 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

    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 29 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 21,469.