Statement of Beliefs
As the leading professional organization for teachers of mathematics in grades Pre-K–12, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) provides broad national leadership in matters related to mathematics education.
NCTM initiated the development of standards for school mathematics that address content, teaching, and assessment. These standards are guidelines for teachers, schools, districts, states, and provinces to use in planning, implementing, and evaluating high-quality mathematics programs for prekindergarten through grade 12.
Changing mathematics programs in ways that reflect these beliefs requires collaborative efforts and ongoing discussions among all the stakeholders in the process. NCTM stands ready to work with all those who care about improving mathematics education for all students. Through such dialogue and cooperative efforts, we can improve the mathematical competence of the students in mathematics classes across the continent.