Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12

MTLT reflects the current practices of mathematics education, as well as maintaining a knowledge base of practice and policy in looking at the future of the field. Content is aimed at preschool to 12th grade with peer-reviewed and invited articles.

 

Problems to Ponder provides 28 varying, classroom-ready mathematics problems that collectively span PK–12, arranged in the order of the grade level. Answers to the problems are available online. Individuals are encouraged to submit a problem or a collection of problems directly to mtlt@nctm.org. If published, the authors of problems will be acknowledged.

Growing Problem Solvers provides four original, related, classroom-ready mathematical tasks, one for each grade band. Together, these tasks illustrate the trajectory of learners  growth as problem solvers across their years of school mathematics.

Welcome to Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK–12, NCTM’s newest journal that reflects the current practices of mathematics education, as well as maintains a knowledge base of practice and policy in looking at the future of the field. Content is aimed at preschool to 12th grade with peer-reviewed and invited articles. MTLT is published monthly. Contact: mtlt@nctm.org

Editorial Board

Editor-In-Chief

Angela T. Barlow, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

Associate Editors

Delise Andrews, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska

Suz B. Antink, Palo Alto Unified School District (retired), Palo Alto, California

Jennifer Bay-Williams, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

David Custer, Decatur High School, Decatur, Georgia

Clayton Edwards, Grundy Center Middle School, Grundy Center, Iowa

Christa Jackson, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri

Sherri Martinie, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Beth MacDonald, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Rebecca Robichaux-Davis, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

Ksenija Simic-Muller, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

James (Chris) Willingham, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Department Editors

Karla Bandemer, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska

Liza Bondurant, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

Michelle Chamberlin, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

Candies Cook, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

Rita Della Valle, Hillside Public Schools, Hillside, New Jersey

Siddhi Desai, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey

Natasha Gerstenschlager, Imagine Learning, Scottsdale, Arizona

Jennifer Gonzales, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas

Chris Harrow, Hawken School, Gates Mills, Ohio

Megan Holmstrom, Independent Consultant, Whitmore Lake, Michigan

Ashley Jairam, Northwestern College of Iowa, Orange City, Iowa

Hyunyi Jung, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Yaomingxin Lu, California State University, Fresno, California

Cathrine Maiorca, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Katherine Marin, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Enrique Ortiz, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Robert Powers, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Dev Purdasseea, Mauritius Institute of Education, Moka, Mauritius

Kelly Reigle, Union County Public Schools, Monroe, North Carolina

Samuel Rhodes, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia

Dan Siebert, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Amy Tanner, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Tiffany Thibodeau, Independent Writer, Worthington, Massachusetts

Arsalan Wares, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia

Journals Staff

Scott Rodgerson, Director of Publishing and Creative Services

Josh Green, Managing Editor

Sandy Jones, Production Manager

James Sitar, Sustainable Association Solutions, Copy and Production Editor

Stephen Sadler, Editorial Coordinator

Nova Techset Limited, Layout, Design, and Production 

 

Contact the editorial staff mtlt@nctm.org

To submit a manuscript

To subscribe

How to Assign Problems (in Problems to Ponder) to Google Classroom 

How to Assign Problems (in Problems to Ponder) to Canvas

Call for Department Editors: 

Application Deadline: June 15, 2024

Interested in serving as a department editor (DE) for MTLT? See the calls for individual departments below!

Problems to Ponder

Growing Problem Solvers

Ear to the Ground

Teaching is a Journey

From the Archives

For the Love of Mathematics

Questions? Contact mtlteditor@nctm.org

 

MTLT Launches a New Article Type: Exploring Mathematics. Read the New Announcement! 

This new article type focuses on mathematics content that appeals to PK12 teachers and provides a forum for classroom teachers to discuss mathematics. This discussion may be inspired by personal experience, work with students, or classroom investigations and projects. 

Download the Exploring Mathematics Announcement (PDF).  

 

Call for Papers: Focus Articles

Has a particular math activity or online resource improved student learning in your classroom? Do you want to share a successful learning exercise with other teachers but don’t have the time or the experience writing for a journal? Consider a Focus article in MTLT PK–12!

Download the Call for Focus Articles (PDF).  

 

MTLT: A Practitioner Journal by Teachers, for Teachers 

An article for MTLT = A Classroom Lesson + Assessment of that Lesson on Student Learning. 

 

Download the Call for Papers (PDF).

 

 

Call for Papers: What Do You Notice? What Do You Wonder? 

How have you inspired your students to notice and wonder about the beauty of mathematics? Share your novel classroom approaches to student learning in NCTM's digital-first member journal, Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK–12 (MTLT)

 

Download the Call for Papers (PDF).

 

 

 

Call for Papers: All PK–12 Teachers

Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK–12 (MTLT) seeks manuscript submissions from PK12 teachers with classroom success stories. MTLT is a teacher-focused practicioner journal that spans the primary and secondary spectrums. Whether you are a teacher of students in PKgrade 12 or a mathematics educator, we think you have something to say. 

 

Download the Call for Papers (PDF).

 

Call for Papers: Front & Center Articles

Do you have an instructional strategy that you use in your mathematics classroom that could be helpful for teachers in other grade bands within the PK-12 spectrum? Are you a mathematics teacher thinking about the vertical alignment of mathematics being taught across the grade bands? If you answered yes to either of these questions, please consider submitting a Front & Center article to NCTM’s new journal Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK–12 (MTLT).

 

Download the Call for Papers (PDF). 

 

 


How to Turn Your Presentation into an MTLT Article
Angela Barlow

In this video, Editor-in-Chief Angela Barlow discusses how meeting presenters can amplify their message by turning a 'nugget' from their presentation into a submission for Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK12 (MTLT).

 

 

Powerpoint - MTLT

 

 

Writing for MTLT: Guiding Thoughts for Mathematics Teacher Educators 

Mathematics Teacher Educators can be valuable contributors to MTLT: Find out more in this webinar video hosted by AMTE

Powerpoint - AMTE

 

You’ve Got Stories: Now It’s Time to Write!
Angela Barlow, Thomasenia Lott Adams, Rick Anderson, Roger Day, Clayton Edwards, Alison Langsdorf, Sandra Madden, and Rebecca Robichaux-Davis

This presentation shows teachers, particularly those new to writing, how to approach writing for a journal such as MTLT by breaking down the process and removing the mystery. Learn how to get feedback on your ideas for an article, how to take that idea and shape it into an outline, and how to approach the actual writing process. Hear tips on how to manage the writing process, and they reviewed the steps involved with the submission and review of an article.

 

 

 

Welcome, MTLT author! 

 

Thank you for your interest in Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK12 (MTLT), NCTM’s digital-first practitioner journal offering useful and classroom-ready content for the elementary, middle, and high school grade bands as well as critical information on subjects across the PK–12 spectrum. Whether you're a PK–12 teacher or mathematics educator, we invite you to submit to MTLT. By publishing in the journal, you will have a long-term impact on other teachers and their students through your teaching success stories. MTLT is practitioner journal by and for PK–12 mathematics teachers!

 

We realize that MTLT authors have little time to navigate the complexities of creating, submitting, and revising a journal manuscript. To support teachers during the writing process, we have developed an Author Toolkit. The Author Toolkit is a downloadable PDF file that serves as MTLT’s submission guidelines and offers comprehensive additional support for new writers.

 

The Author Toolkit defines what we mean by digital first, describes manuscript types that the journal publishes, provides instructions on preparing and submitting a manuscript, and, finally, details the steps of peer review and the postacceptance workflow.

 

If you are considering submitting a manuscript to MTLT, we encourage you to review the MTLT Author Toolkit.

 

 


 

Other Resources 


How to Turn Your Presentation into an MTLT Article
Angela Barlow

In this video, Editor-in-Chief Angela Barlow discusses how meeting presenters can amplify their message by turning a 'nugget' from their presentation into a submission for Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK12 (MTLT).

 

 

Powerpoint - MTLT

 

You can find a webinar with this information here.

Writing for MTLT: Guiding Thoughts for Mathematics Teacher Educators 

Mathematics Teacher Educators can be valuable contributors to MTLT: Find out more in this webinar video hosted by AMTE

Powerpoint - AMTE

 


You’ve Got Stories: Now It’s Time to Write!  

This presentation shows teachers, particularly those new to writing, how to approach writing for a journal such as MTLT by breaking down the process and removing the mystery. Learn how to get feedback on your ideas for an article, how to take that idea and shape it into an outline, and how to approach the actual writing process. Hear tips on how to manage the writing process, and they reviewed the steps involved with the submission and review of an article.


 

Navigating the MTLT submissions site is simple. Follow the 5 easy steps outlined in this video.

 

 

The Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 is available to individuals as part of an NCTM membership or may be accessible through an institutional subscription.

The Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 (MTLT), an official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), reflects the current practices of mathematics education, as well as maintaining a knowledge base of practice and policy in looking at the future of the field. Content is aimed at preschool to 12th grade with peer-reviewed and invited articles.

MTLT is published twelve times a year and presents a variety of viewpoints. Learn more about MTLT.

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