What is PCTM?

The Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The organization is made up of classroom teachers from pre-school to graduate school in addition to non-teachers who share an interest in mathematics education in the state of Pennsylvania.

★ To encourage an active interest in mathematics and mathematics education.
★ To provide a wide range of opportunities for the exchange of views about current problems, issues, teaching strategies, teaching techniques, and educational activities relevant to mathematics education.
★ To encourage and assist national, state, and local mathematics organizations to promote mathematics education at all levels.
★ To encourage educators of mathematics to develop into social support groups to share ideas and dialogs about mathematics specifically and education in general.
★ To provide resources to aid in the professional development of mathematics educators and to assist them in making connections to students.
★ To serve as a voice of mathematics education professionals in Pennsylvania to influence the governing authorities to promote quality mathematics education for all students.

Members receive a wide array of benefits, including awards for exemplary teachers, connection to a network of teachers and leaders in mathematics education and access to regular PCTM publications.