Dr. Matthew R. Larson

Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Senior Fellow, Math Solutions

Prior to serving as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Dr. Matthew Larson was the K-12 math curriculum specialist for Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska, where he currently serves as director of elementary education. A prolific speaker and writer, Matt is the co-author of more than a dozen professional books and was a member of the writing teams for publications including Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (2014) and Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations (2018). He has taught math at the secondary and college levels and held an appointment as an honorary visiting associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Connect with Matt @mlarson_matt and on LinkedIn.

Prior to serving as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Dr. Matthew Larson was the K-12 math curriculum specialist for Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska, where he currently serves as director of elementary education. A prolific speaker and writer, Matt is the co-author of more than a dozen professional books and was a member of the writing teams for publications including Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (2014) and Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations (2018). He has taught math at the secondary and college levels and held an appointment as an honorary visiting associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Connect with Matt @mlarson_matt and on LinkedIn.

  • Do We Have to Integrate Technology in the Math Classroom?

    Do We Have to Integrate Technology in the Math Classroom?

    Read about integrating technology in the math classroom and how math technology can be used as a tool to support teaching.

    Dr. Matthew R. Larson
    Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Senior Fellow, Math Solutions

  • Why Teaching K-12 Mathematics Matters in Our Democratic Society

    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.

    Dr. Matthew R. Larson
    Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Senior Fellow, Math Solutions

  • Equity Is More Than Access

    Equity Is More Than Access

    To better equity in math education, teachers should also establish positive identities, cultivate equitable discussions, and inspire citizens of the future.

    Dr. Matthew R. Larson
    Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Senior Fellow, Math Solutions

  • 5 Modern Features of Effective Math Instruction

    5 Modern Features of Effective Math Instruction

    What does good math instruction look like? Dr. Matt Larson shares five components of effective math instruction in the modern classroom.

    Dr. Matthew R. Larson
    Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Senior Fellow, Math Solutions

  • No Silver Bullet: What Makes for Effective Professional Learning?

    No Silver Bullet: What Makes for Effective Professional Learning?

    Matt Larson, Ph.D. shares his thoughts on what makes for effective professional learning and how to develop effective professional learning structures.  

    Dr. Matthew R. Larson
    Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Senior Fellow, Math Solutions