Many mathematics organizations across Canada and the United States have a mission similar to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.
NCTM has a more public voice, a broader perspective, and a wider scope of activity than its Affiliates, while Affiliates have a specialized role at the grassroots level. Each Affiliate has a unique role to play in improving mathematics education.
The purpose of the affiliation partnership is to enhance both NCTM’s and its Affiliates' ability to build effective relationships within their respective communities. Strong, open relationships with teachers, school leaders, parents, legislators, businesses, media, and others are all vital to the process of improving mathematics education. By working together through affiliation, we strengthen all our efforts.