ennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics

an affiliate of www.NCTM.org

proud sponsor of the annual 2017 PA  Statistics Competition,

visit them at http://francis.edu/pa-statistics-poster-competition/  or https://www.facebook.com/SFUScienceOutreachCenter

Click the Constitution & Minute menu above to review the proposed changes to the PCTM Constitution.  The proposed changes will be voted on during the general membership meeting at our annual conference in August.

The 2017 Spring addition of the PCTM Magazine is here.  Log in to the member section for the full magazine.  Click here for a sample of the Spring 2017 Sampler

Summer in the City

66th Annual Conference

August 2-3  2017


General Registration for the conference

is now OPEN.


Click here to register.


Click here to go to the conference schedule and links for downloads.

Summer in the City

66th Annual Conference

August 2-3  2017


The Vendor Link is now open for our Sixty-Sixth annual Conference. The conference is being held at the Hilton Harrisburg in downtown Harrisburg.

To the Vendors page

Click here to register for your overnight room at the Hilton Harrisburg. Use the promo code PCTM08, group name PA Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Special Guest speaker.

Secretary Pedro A. Rivera, Secretary of Education

Thursday, August 3

 10:15 to 11:00 a.m.


Pedro A. Rivera was nominated by Governor Tom Wolf to serve as the Secretary of Education on January 20, 2015, and was confirmed by the state Senate in June 2015.  He most recently served as Superintendent of The School District of Lancaster, a position he held from 2008-2015.  Under Rivera's leadership, The School District of Lancaster developed and implemented a new curriculum, an aggressive professional development plan, and innovative teacher observation tools. These initiatives resulted in an increased graduation rate, notable improvements in math, science and writing proficiency scores, and enhanced the level of participation from high- performing students in programs that help prepare them for college and other post-graduation opportunities.

In September 2014, Rivera was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for his efforts to transform urban education – one of ten recipients nationwide to receive the prestigious honor.  He brings extensive experience in public education to his role as a member of Governor Wolf's cabinet and has spent his entire career helping students. Prior to serving as superintendent of The School District of Lancaster, he served as a classroom teacher, staff member with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, assistant principal, principal, and executive director for the School District of Philadelphia.


Rivera is a first generation college graduate and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master's degree in Education Administration from Cheyney University, and his Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility from Arcadia University.  Rivera was raised in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia and resides in Lancaster with his wife Erika, son Lucas and daughter Elena.

Keynote Speaker:  Matthew R. Larson

President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


A Brief History of Mathematics:

Lesson for Today.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017.


11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.







Keynote Speaker:  Christopher Brueningsen

The Changing Landscape of Mathematics Education.



Thursday, August 3, 2017.


9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.