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.

 

Author: Rocco Magaletto

How would students feel when learning through the use of mathematical modeling? On investigation, this article reveals that students felt better prepared for assessments, learned valuable life skills, and saw the relevance of mathematics to their lives outside of the classroom.

This article presents ways to explore mathematical concepts using Catan, a popular board game. After a brief overview of game play, we explore considerations with many potential entry points for mathematical modeling, such as which resource is the best, which resources will be rare or plentiful, where to build, and risk assessment.

Author: Jamie Vescio

This article examines action research findings within a fourth-grade mathematics classroom. The researcher explores the effects of positive communication to family members on the engagement of learners receiving Tier 2 behavioral support, as well as potential considerations for building young learners’ mathematical identities.

Problems to Ponder provides 28 varying, classroom-ready mathematics problems that collectively span PK–12, arranged in the order of the grade level. 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.

This department provides a space for current and past PK–12 teachers of mathematics to connect with other teachers of mathematics through their stories that lend personal and professional support.

Welcome to Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12, NCTM’s new 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 Central Arkansas, Conway

Associate Editors

Thomasenia Lott Adams, University Of Florida, Gainesville

Rick Anderson, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston

Amanda Cullen, Illinois State University, Normal

Roger Day, Illinois State University, Normal

Clayton Edwards, Grundy Center Middle School, Iowa

Alison Langsdorf, Weston Public Schools, Wayland, Massachusetts

Travis Lemon, American Fork Junior High, American Fork, Utah

Sandra Madden, University Of Massachusetts–Amherst, Amherst

Cathy Martin, Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colorado

Rebecca Robichaux-Davis, Mississippi State University, Starkville

Ruthmae Sears, University of South Florida, Tampa

Department Editors

Lisa Bejarano, Harrison School District, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Nicole Berg, Nebo School District, Spanish Fork, Utah

Marian Dingle, Briar Vista Elementary, Decatur, Georgia

Karen Fonkert, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina

Aviva Hamavid, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

Josh Hertel, University Of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Megan Holstrom, Independent Consultant, Whitmore Lake, Michigan

Steve Ingrassia, Newbury Local Schools, Newbury, Ohio

Crystal Kalinec-Craig, University of Texas at San Antonio

Megan Korponic, Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colorado

Cheng-Yao Lin, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois

Kelly Hagan Mccormack, Wayland Middle School, Wayland, Massachusetts

Asli Özgün-Koca, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Molly Rawding, Fiske Elementary School, Lexington, Massachusetts

Gabriel Ward, Hacienda La Puente Unified School DIstrict, Los Angeles, California

Robin Ward, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Jennifer A. Wolfe, University of Arizona, Tuscon

Journals Staff

Stephanie Dean, Managing Editor

Mary E. Donovan, Editorial Coordinator

Eleanore Tapscott, Director Of Publications

Scott Rodgerson, Art Director

Tristan Coffelt, Production Manager

Luanne Flom, Copy & Production Editor

Christine A. Noddin, Publications Coordinator

 

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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)

 

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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. 

 

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Digital Equity and the Digital Divide 

Submission Deadline: EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Targeted Publication Date: October 2021 

The Editorial Board of Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK–12 (MTLT) invites submission of manuscripts that address digital equity in mathematics classrooms to be considered for publication in a special issue of MTLT.

Download the Call for Papers: Special Issue (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). 

 

 

 

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).  

 

 

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 new 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. If you’re a classroom teacher of PK–12 mathematics, 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 classroom teachers 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 


New MTLT Department, "Teaching Is a Journey", Debuts in 2021 

In January 2021, Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK12 (MTLT) will launch a new monthly departmentby teachers, for teachersentitled Teaching Is a Journey. This department provides a space for teachers to connect with other teachers through their stories to lend personal and professional support. 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, these questions: 

  • What led you to the profession of teaching mathematics, and how have you developed in the profession? 
  • How have you come to incorporate effective teaching practices into your work?
  • What difficulties have presented themselves? 
  • How have you perservered through challenges?
  • What is your story with respect to realizing the vision of more and better mathematics for each and every student?
  • Vulnerability is a component of our collective work. In what ways does vulnerability affect your professional trajectory? How do you practive self-care and care of colleagues?
  • What strategies do you have for support within your professional learning community?

Whether you are a teacher of students in PKgrade 12 or a mathematics educator, we think you have a story to tell. Have a question? Contact us at mtlt@nctm.org

 

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.

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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.