• About NCTM

    Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world's largest mathematics education organization. Interested in membership? Learn more about exclusive member benefits and discounts and join today.

    As we celebrate NCTM’s 100th year, this NCTM 100 timeline reflects on the organization’s contributions and accomplishments, and places them in a broader historical, educational, and mathematical context.

    Centennial Year Celebration

    NCTM’s Centennial celebration features a lineup of special events and activities during 2020. This month, it’s March Mathness at NCTM! Download your bracket and vote in our Twitter polls this month to help decide which of the celebrated books published by NCTM between 1980 and 2020 will advance all the way to the championship round. The winning title will be announced on NCTM's Twitter page and on this website. #MarchMathness

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    Mission Statement

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics advocates for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student.

    Approved by the NCTM Board of Directors on July 15, 2017

    Strategic Framework

    • Teaching and Learning: NCTM provides guidance and resources for the implementation of research-informed and high-quality teaching that supports the learning of each and every student in equitable environments.
    • Access, Equity and Empowerment: NCTM advances a culture of equity where each and every person has access to high-quality teaching empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.
    • Building Member Value: NCTM provides community and resources to engage and listen to members in order to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.
    • Advocacy: NCTM engages in advocacy to focus, raise awareness, and influence decision makers and the public on issues concerning high-quality mathematics teaching and learning.
    Approved by the NCTM Board of Directors on July 15, 2017