Mission and Vision


The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) is a professional organization of mathematics educators at all levels responsible for and dedicated to excellence in mathematics teaching and learning for all students.

To achieve our mission, NCCTM will:

  • Promote high-quality mathematics teaching informed by research that enhances the learning of all students
  • Provide and promote meaningful professional learning for mathematics educators at all levels
  • Raise public awareness of and interest in mathematics and mathematics education
  • Act as a public advocate for the improvement of mathematics education at all levels
  • Serve as a liaison between the NC Department of Public Instruction, mathematics educators at all levels, and other mathematics education stakeholders
  • Establish a networked community that encourages the interchange of views regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics and the sharing of resources
  • Promote and reward professional excellence and leadership in mathematics education


The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) is a statewide and regional leader in mathematics education, serving as a primary resource for information about and for guidance in ensuring effective mathematics education for all students.

It is our vision, through our proactive efforts and advocacy, that:

  • All students will have access to the highest quality of mathematics teaching and learning environments
  • Educators, parents, and policy-makers will understand and support the belief that all students have the capacity to become mathematically competent and confident when provided a rigorous and challenging mathematical program supported by high expectations
  • Current and future teachers (as well as parents, administrators, legislators and other stakeholders) will be supported in offering the highest quality of mathematics education for all students

In support of our vision, NCCTM will:

  • Foster and disseminate sound research about effective mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Provide professional development opportunities informed by research and by effective practice
  • Promote the effective use of current and emergent technologies for the teaching and learning of mathematics
  • Grow in number, diversity, and involvement as a well-informed and active community of education professionals
  • Collaborate with other organizations that have an interest in supporting mathematics education
  • Sponsor activities and events that create enthusiasm for and excitement about mathematics and will promote both the beauty and the value of mathematics

A Message From Our President

Karen McPherson
High School Mathematics Coach
Buncombe County Schools

You have the power to change the future of Mathematics Teaching in North Carolina.

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NCCTM Statement on Equitable Access to Quality Mathematics Instruction

Students need to experience mathematics in ways that allow them to be successful and that give them the power to change the world. This experience needs to be delivered with both excellence and equality while resonating with the lives of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and all marginalized peoples. Racism cannot be tolerated, and we as teachers must be vigilant that we do not tolerate nor contribute to racism, bias, hate, or violence in our classrooms.

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