There are many professional organizations devoted specifically to mathematics teachers, with one of the best known being the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (See: www.nctm.org). The NCTM runs conferences and publishes a wide range of journals as well as teachers’ guides such as:
COMAP, the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (www.comap.com) offers an array of products for teachers. Two Boston-area organizations include the Technical Education Research Center, or simply TERC (www.terc.edu), and the Education Development Center, or EDC (www.edc.org) - both are organizations devoted specifically to mathematics and science education.
There are two major organizations to which most professional research mathematicians belong. These are the American Mathematical Society (AMS) (www.ams.org) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) (www.maa.org). Although the emphasis of these two organizations is on mathematical research, both publish numerous journals and magazines that have articles - on many issues - related to mathematics education at different levels.
The following is a list of math education journals as recommended by Professor Jon Star, a well-known math education researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education:
The two top journals specifically devoted to math education:
Mainly descriptive – provide substantial “think pieces”:
Several practitioner-oriented publications:
Highly-rated educational psychology journals:
- Learning and Instruction
- Journal of Educational Psychology
- Cognition and Instruction
- Journal of the Learning Sciences
A journal specific to math teacher education concerns:
And finally, a highly-regarded general educational journal: