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  • Call for Proposals

    NCTM is soliciting proposals for manuscripts that share stories from the field that align with the recommendations in NCTM’s PK–12 Catalyzing Change series. The book is Success Stories from Catalyzing Change, edited by Karen J. Graham, University of New Hampshire; Robert Q. Berry III, University of Virginia; Sarah B. Bush, University of Central Florida; DeAnn Huinker, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The recommendations center on the following serious challenges:

    • Broadening  the purpose of school mathematics to prioritize development of deep conceptual understanding so that students experience joy and confidence in themselves as emerging mathematicians
    • Dismantling structural obstacles that stand in the way of mathematics working for each and every student
    • Implementing equitable instructional practices to cultivate students’ positive mathematical identities and a strong sense of agency
    • Organizing mathematics along a common shared pathway grounded in the use of mathematical practices and processes to coherently develop a strong foundation of deep mathematical understanding for each and every student 

    Consider sharing your story so that others can learn from your efforts and be inspired. More information can be found in the Call for Manuscripts.

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics publishing program looks to the mathematics education community for expertise, insights, and accurate content. Our authors, who include some of the most respected professionals in the field from the classroom, academia, coaching, and administration develop professional materials for our teacher, administrator, counselor, and parent members. Covering grades PK-14, NCTM publishes approximately 15 books and 5 journals over the course of a year.

    If you are an experienced, highly skilled mathematics professional, we want to hear from you on topics that you know best. Whether you're a teacher or a teacher educator, we want to know how you're doing your job. Administrators, math coaches, and researchers from district and state levels, as well, have a place within the pages of the NCTM journals and books. Many NCTM authors are practicing classroom teachers, others may be graduate students, professors, or staff developers. Some work is written by individuals, whereas other manuscripts are prepared by a team of educators. Whatever their niche, all NCTM authors are experienced, highly skilled mathematics professionals. 


    There are a few things you should know up front:

    • All manuscripts, whether for books or journals must be blinded.
    • As the author, you are responsible for obtaining permissions for all student work and/or copyrighted material that you use in your manuscript.
    • You must sign a copyright release to NCTM. You'll be asked to sign one in EJournal Press for journal manuscripts and as part of the contract-development process for books. Photographers and artists will be asked to sign a release prior to publication.
    • Read some of the books/journals that you want to write for so you can get to know your audience as well as the tone, and professionalism for each one.  

    What We DON'T Do in Books or Journals

    • We don't accept manuscripts in LaTeX. All manuscripts must be done in Word, using MathType.
    • We don't take fiction.
      • We don't publish curriculum/text books. Textbooks are defined as
        • publications designed to follow a year-long or semester-long study
        • publications that could be used in place of a traditional basal text
        • publications that cover a large majority of the standards and/or topics of a particular grade or course
        • publications that provide a comprehensive approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, including student problems and/or exercises intended or homework assignments.

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