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NCTM Copyright Policies

All publications of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), including print, electronic, and Web formats (including, but not limited to, images, text, illustrations, and audio clips) are protected by Copyright laws of the United States and are owned or controlled by NCTM., unless expressly noted. The materials are provided solely for the personal, noncommercial use of purchasers of publications, members, or visitors to NCTM sites.

For ALL uses, except for translation requests, NCTM has authorized the Copyright Clearance Center to process permissions for the following:

  • photocopying, reprinting, or republication of any NCTM copyrighted material, including Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 and Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000), for print, CD, or online; and
  • distribution of NCTM journal articles or book chapters in electronic course packs for use in association with online courses on password-protected systems

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Note: Reproduction is limited to up to five articles or chapters in total from an NCTM source, or 25 percent of a complete journal or book, whichever is less. A source is defined as a book, or one of our four journals: Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, or Teaching Children Mathematics. Other restrictions may apply. Please see Copyright Clearance Center for all conditions.


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