1. Serve in an advisory capacity to the President, Board of
Directors of NCTM, and standing NCTM committees by:
(Charge revised June 2014)
recommendations for initiatives to identify and disseminate ideas that have
been investigated by researchers that have the potential to improve the
teaching and learning of mathematics.
recommendations for initiatives that support informing and influencing
researchers toward investigating questions practitioners want answered in order
to improve their practice.
c. Working with NCTM
staff to gather from the field, prioritize and maintain a list of questions of
importance to practitioners for the improvement of the teaching and learning of
mathematics for all students, with priority questions identified on NCTM’s Linking
Research and Practice Web page.
d. Reviewing the work progress of
documents produced by NCTM committees, writing groups, and task forces that
will become official positions of the Council and providing feedback from a
2. Serve as
a resource for NCTM staff in disseminating research with the potential to
influence practice toward improved mathematics teaching and learning of all
students in the following ways:
e. Reporting to the Board of Directors annually about the
activities during the year and suggesting a budget for the upcoming fiscal
a. Identify and select three articles for the
Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award, one from each of
the NCTM school journals for the current volume year.
b. Review the
Research Briefs and Clips yearly in order to assess how often they are accessed
by researchers and/or practitioners, their relevance to the field, possibly
updating their content and the need for new research briefs and clips.
c. Providing support to the practitioner journals in identifying
researchers and soliciting manuscripts for Research into Practice features.
3. Act as a catalyst within the mathematics
education community to support and to focus attention on priority questions and
under-discussed issues by:
a. Writing a research
commentary for JRME. Each year, at the discretion of the Research Committee and
with direction from the NCTM President, the Research Committee will produce a
short research commentary to address the relationship of research to the
Council’s initiatives, activities, and future directions as related to the
strategic priorities of NCTM. The research
commentary will be submitted to the JRME editorial board by September 1 for
input. The final version of the commentary
will be submitted to the JRME editor by November 1 for copyediting and
publication in the March issue in accordance with the production deadlines.
b. Planning the NCTM Research
Conference of the NCTM annual meeting (reviewing submitted papers and planning
the program in conjunction with the AERA Special Interest Group on Research in
Mathematics Education (SIG/RME) co-chair).
c. Advising the Board
on promoting the establishment and maintenance of appropriate levels of funding
for mathematics education research, including seeking outside funding for
special projects and emerging research needs.
d. Advising the Program Committee regarding the research strand at the
Annual Meeting. This is to ensure that appropriate attention is included in the
annual meeting program related to current research priorities of the Council,
such as linking research and practice, for the purpose of improving the
mathematics learning of every student.