President's Message

President's Message

Welcome to the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association! In 1944, some very dedicated math teachers who wanted to foster a love of mathematics founded this organization. Their purpose then and our purpose now is still the same. We strive to “engage teachers, parents, and students in educational programs that lead to a greater understanding of and interest in mathematics.”

We are a professional organization with members who volunteer their time by giving back to the professional community, sharing their knowledge and experience with new and seasoned teachers, and organizing events that challenge minds and improve mathematical practices. Over the years, we have evolved and grown with the mathematical needs and concerns of districts, teachers, and students in Nassau County. We are dedicated to getting more members involved, appreciating all input and ideas. 

Please consider sharing your expertise and knowledge, whether you are a new or seasoned professional. Help us link current trends and educational insight to our professional community. The networking opportunities that you will discover through NCMTA are limitless. We have three or four Board Meetings a year and everyone is welcome to attend.

Professional growth is always important so we strive to offer quality programs that are current and meaningful to educators everywhere. Technology is paramount to many of our programs. NCMTA is proud to announce that we have been approved by NYSED to be a provider of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) for Professional Development Requirements. 

Our yearly events continue to be well received with outstanding reviews. If you would like to learn about current trends in mathematics, look into our NEW Conference each Fall, our How To Make Math Count Conference in January, or the LIMACON Conference in March. Each of these conferences offers you the chance to see and hear about where mathematics is heading first hand. We are also always looking for people to present at these conferences. If you have a great idea or project that you would like to share with others, please consider volunteering and follow the links on our website.

In addition to our conferences, we offer our members an opportunity to participate in The Math Tournament, usually held in May.  It  is a competition for grades 4-6 where schools compete to solve problems. It is always a wonderful event for all those who volunteer and participate.

We host a Spring Dinner in May for college students and teachers who have shown a special talent with mathematics. If you know of anyone that you would like to nominate we are always looking for those who are outstanding in the field of Mathematics. Nominations are due in February.

Every few years, we honor those who have made an extraordinary impact on mathematics education at the Long Island Educators Hall of Fame celebration, held in the Spring. Nominations are due early March.

Please peruse our website for more details about our events. Please contact us if you have any questions. Please get involved or attend one of our events. All are invited and we are always looking for new volunteers and new ideas. Many hands are always needed to run our events. We have a great team and look forward to your participation!