Gettting involved: Math Professional Organizations

Woman teaching geometry, from Euclid's Elements.

Woman teaching geometry, from Euclid’s Elements. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This page is for new teachers. You have just graduated and started teaching math. You may wonder, what can I do to gain extra knowledge and resources to  improve my teaching. Getting involved in professional organizations is exciting and beneficial. You become part of something larger and you are no longer isolated in the classroom. Professional organizations give you the ability to network with other teachers and math education professional, keep up with the latest research and understand what is going on locally and nationally. Furthermore, your voice counts! Share your ideas and things that you discovered with others as well. This is certainly not an exhaustive list of organizations. Will keep adding to this list.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

It is very likely that your city and state  has local professional organizations.

Here is a list of professional organizations in Nevada. You may find similar organizations in your own State.

Nevada Math Council  – parent organization of regional math councils and is an affiliate of NCTM.

Northern Nevada Math Council

Southern Nevada Math Council

 Great Basin Math Council

California Math Council -North

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

School Science and Mathematics Association

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION-RESEARCH EDUCATION

These organizations are great if you are in graduate school and focusing on research in Mathematics Education

Psychology of Mathematics Education – Northern American Chapter

American Educational Research Association

EARLY CHILDHOOD ORGANIZATION

National Organization for the Education of Young Children

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