A Message from the President
Greetings MCTM Members!
Welcome to 2015! I
wish you all a wonderful school year filled with engaging lessons and
inquisitive students. And for those of
you that attended our 2014 Fall Conference, perhaps you can integrate some of
the strategies for rigor
presented to us by Dr. Don Balka in your daily lessons.
This year, MCTM is looking for input from YOU! Do you follow us on Facebook
or Twitter? Be on the lookout for posts specifically
asking you to define our purpose and vision for MCTM. Our role as mathematics educators is
changing rapidly and our organization wants to meet the ever changing demands
you face. How can MCTM support you? What benefits would you like to see from your
membership? How can we keep our members
connected? Why should mathematics
educators belong to our organization?
Please think about these questions and keep an eye out for these prompts
on Facebook or Twitter. We hope to
generate some fabulous responses! For
those of you not on social media, I will send out a link to these prompts via a
brief Google form.
It has been my honor to serve MCTM as your president, but I
could not be remotely successful without the hard working crew of the MCTM Executive Board. These phenomenal volunteers organize math
contests for students, pay bills, coordinate state-wide professional
development, create our newsletter, write to state legislators, track our
progress as an organization, testify at State Congressional hearings, serve on
Missouri HB 1490 workgroups, manage our membership, plan and execute our fall
conference, award grants, and do so with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to provide
top-notch mathematics education to Missouri students. I am honored to have them as colleagues.
Thank you for choosing to be a member of our organization
because MCTM would not be successful without YOU! We made it half way through the school
year. Whew! Let’s make the time with our students during
second semester the best yet!
Ruth M. Knop
President, Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics