The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recently elected Robert Berry, professor of elementary math education at the Curry School of Education, president of their organization.
The NCTM is a national organization dedicated to promoting math education in K-12 schools throughout the country. The organization supports math teachers through conferences and professional development and also regularly publishes five journals.
The organization also recently formed the High School Task Force in order to focus on current issues surrounding math education in high schools, particularly issues that impact students' pathways, such as the types of courses that are offered.
"Not all schools have seminar offerings for students in high school which creates inequities, so some students don't have access to calculus in rural areas and even in some urban areas, that is also the case as well," Berry said.