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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

If you are interested in Don Balka's keynote presentation, please click on the link labeled as Rigor Presentation below.  If you are interested in his Algebra presentation from Friday's conference, please click on the link labeled as Algebra Presentation below.

Make MCTM your MO Math Connection!!!

MCTM allows you to .....

  • Make math more meaningful for students
  • Make the strategies and activities you use more effective and engaging
  • Make connections with other math educators across the state 
  • Make sure you’re up-to-date with what's going on in math education
  • Make an impact beyond your own classroom




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