Other Organizations

There are many organizations dedicated to providing an equitable education for students. Many of them also support parents and families and advocate the important role of families in their children’s education, especially in the mathematics area. On this page, we will provide links to those organizations and groups.

Organization/Website Mission/Description Parents Teachers Educational Leaders Grade(s)
AMATYC American Mathematical Association of Two-year Colleges is an organization devoted to providing a national forum for the improvement of mathematics instruction in the first two years of college.      ✓    ✓  College
AMTE The Association of Mathematics Teachers Educators (AMTE) is a non-profit organization created to promote the improvement of mathematics teacher education in all its aspects.      ✓    ✓  
The Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc.  The Benjamin Banneker Association is a national non-profit organization dedicated to mathematics education advocacy, establishing a presence for leadership, and professional development to support teachers in leveling the playing field for mathematics learning of the highest quality for African-American students.       ✓    ✓  
CEMELA The Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA) is an interdisciplinary, multi-university consortium focused on the research and practice of the teaching and learning of mathematics with Latino students in the United States.        College
CMC-South The California Mathematics Council - South is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that serves to support mathematics teaching and learning in public, charter and private school settings across eight counties (Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, and San Diego).        
NASGEm North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics - NASGEm is the North American chapter of ISGEm, the International Study Group on Ethnomathematics. NASGEm strives to increase our understanding of the cultural diversity of mathematical practices, and to apply this knowledge to education and development.      
NCSM The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) is an international organization of leaders collaborating to achieve excellence and equity in mathematics education at all levels.        
NCTM The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) serves math teachers, math educators, and administrators by providing math resources and professional development opportunities.   ✓      
SSMA The School Science and Mathematics Association is an inclusive professional community of researchers and teachers who promote research, scholarship, and practice that improves school science and mathematics and advances the integration of science and mathematics.        
WME Women and Mathematics Education - WME's general purpose is to promote the mathematics education of girls and women.         
California Mathematics Council (CMC)-link for families The role that parents, guardians, and families play in student success in mathematics is as powerful as that of teachers! Parents personal experiences, attitudes, understandings (and misunderstandings!) are often transferred to students. As your child’s chief role model, you can do so much to assist and support your child’s learning of mathematics in school.  ✓      
YouCubed Common core based lesson plans and math tasks and ways to instill positive math beliefs. Easy to use in classrooms or home by teachers and parents.  ✓      
Colorín Colorado Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12.  ✓      
Colorín Colorado en español Colorín Colorado es el principal sitio web nacional que presta servicio a maestros y familias de estudiantes del idioma inglés (ELLs) de los grados PreK-12.  ✓      

National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC)

Position Statement

NAEYC "understands how important a child's education and development are to parents and families" and so provides resources developed to support families in their early childhood education and parenting needs.    ✓      
Equals and Family Math The EQUALS programs, created by people who understand classroom and family life, present ways of learning and thinking about mathematics that help build success for all students.  ✓      
Mathematics Education Collaborative (MEC) The Mathematics Education Collaborative (MEC) is an organization, led by Ruth Parker, that works with schools, districts and math projects throughout the country to help them engage their parents and public in support of mathematics reform efforts.  Parents can attend the summer mathematics courses offered for teachers, funded through scholarships, and large scale community information sessions about mathematics and math reform.  ✓      
Math and Parent Partnership  (MAPPS) MAPPS, a project developed at the University of Arizona, seeks to support children and families in their learning and enjoyment of mathematics. To accomplish this, we enlist the support of children, families, teachers and schools.  ✓      
Latinxs and Hispanics in Mathematical Sciences Lathisms.org strives to increase the visibility of Latinx mathematicians. If you are looking for role models for your child, or to increase your own awareness of the diversity of mathematicians of color, check out this website.   ✓      

DREME (Development and Research in Early Math Education) - Main site

DREME Family Math Site

The DREME Network was created in 2014 to advance the field of early mathematics research and improve young children’s opportunities to develop math skills. The Network focuses on math from birth through age eight years, with an emphasis on the preschool years. Network members and affiliates collaborate to conduct basic and applied research and develop innovative tools that address high-priority early math topics and inform and motivate other researchers, educators, policymakers and the public.   PreK-3 focus

Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative (Main Site)

Erikson Institute Family Math Site

In 2007 Erikson Institute launched the Early Math Collaborative to increase the quality of early math education. We do this in three key ways:

  1. Professional development of teachers, facilitators/trainers, and administrators
  2. Conducting research to generate new knowledge about approaches to teacher education, teacher development, and the most effective methods of mathematics instruction for young children
  3. Being a source of information on foundational mathematics – what it is, how it develops in children, and how best to teach it.

Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math is a nonprofit operating foundation funded by private donations. These resources, along with all proceeds from founder Laura Overdeck’s Bedtime Math books, come back into the foundation to fund our free programs. Bedtime Math does not make grants to other nonprofit organizations or to individuals.     PreK-3 focus

Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM

The mission of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM is to support academic and professional disciplinary societies in fulfilling their mission-driven roles as standard bearers and standard setters for excellence in in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) fields, addressing sexual harassment in all its forms and intersectionalities.