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:

    Christine Avila Idaho State Department of Education, Boise
    Rebecca Damas Trevor Day School, New York, New York
    Fred Dillon Strongsville, Ohio
    Anthony Fernandes     University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    Robert Klein Ohio University, Athens; Chair 
    Robert McDonald Mark T. Atkinson Middle School, Phoenix, Arizona; retired
    Natasha Murray Copiague School District, New York
    Jane Porath Traverse City Junior High School, Michigan; Board of Directors Liaison 
    Terry Wyberg University of Minnesota, Lakeville
    Rick Anderson NCTM, Reston, Virginia; Staff Liaison

    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
    Gretchen Smith Mui Copy Editor, MT
    Sheila J. Barker Review Services Assistant
    Christine A. Noddin Publications Assistant