Matthew R. Larson, Ph.D.
Past-President, NCTM; K–12 Mathematics Curriculum Specialist

Dr. Matthew R. Larson is past-president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and a Senior Fellow for Math Solutions. Prior to serving as president of NCTM, he was the K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska, where he currently serves as director of elementary education. 

A prolific speaker and writer, he is the co-author of more than a dozen professional books. He was a member of the writing teams for major publications including Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (2014) and Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations (2018). Key areas of focus include access and equity and effective stakeholder communication. He has taught mathematics at the secondary and college levels and held an appointment as an honorary visiting associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Dr. Matthew R. Larson is past-president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and a Senior Fellow for Math Solutions. Prior to serving as president of NCTM, he was the K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska, where he currently serves as director of elementary education. 

A prolific speaker and writer, he is the co-author of more than a dozen professional books. He was a member of the writing teams for major publications including Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (2014) and Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations (2018). Key areas of focus include access and equity and effective stakeholder communication. He has taught mathematics at the secondary and college levels and held an appointment as an honorary visiting associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Why Teaching K-12 Mathematics Matters in Our Democratic Society
Math skills are used to characterize societal problems and formulate solutions, and are essential for meaningful participation in our democratic institutions.
Matthew R. Larson, Ph.D.
Past-President, NCTM; K–12 Mathematics Curriculum Specialist
September 26, 2018
Equity Is More Than Access
To better math education, teachers should also establish positive identities, cultivate equitable discussions, and inspire citizens of the future.
Matthew R. Larson, Ph.D.
Past-President, NCTM; K–12 Mathematics Curriculum Specialist
August 20, 2018
Five Modern Features of Effective Math Instruction
Dr. Matt Larson, the 2016 President Elect of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), shares five critical features that effective math instruction should have.
Matthew R. Larson, Ph.D.
Past-President, NCTM; K–12 Mathematics Curriculum Specialist
August 31, 2016
Do We Have to Embrace Technology in the Math Classroom?
Dr. Matt Larson, 2016 President Elect of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, makes the case for the use of technology in the math classroom.
Matthew R. Larson, Ph.D.
Past-President, NCTM; K–12 Mathematics Curriculum Specialist
April 05, 2016