Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives

A mission statement encapsulates an organization’s purpose and communicates its essence to members, stakeholders, and the public.  It states why the organization exists, what it seeks to accomplish, what it does to achieve this end, and the ultimate result of its work.

A mission statement expresses why MCTM exists and its purpose.

The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics provides public voice and leadership to support and advance high quality teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.


A vision statement is a guiding image of an organization’s success and the resulting contribution to society.  A vision statement describes the best possible outcome and what the future consequently looks like.  The purpose of a vision statement is to inspire, energize, motivate, and stimulate creativity.

A vision statement expresses the directions MCTM plans to move in the future.

The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a leader and authority in mathematics education, ensuring that all students have access to the highest quality mathematics teaching and learning. We envision a world where everyone is mathematically literate, sees the value and beauty of mathematics, and is able to use mathematics with ease whether in problem solving or in modeling to support an argument.


Goals describe more precisely how MCTM will meet its mission and vision.

Looking forward:

MCTM Goals and Objectives

The MCTM will collect, research and monitor information regarding, but not restricted to the following:

  • Curriculum
  • Best Practices
  • Learning Theory
  • Legislative trends
  • Work of allied organizations
  • Educational Technology
  • Membership view points
  • Demographics including diverse student populations

The MCTM will publish a newsletter and other publications to serve as a general communications link among all educators concerned with the issues in mathematics and to assist in the development, coordination and carrying out of a sustained program for improving instruction in mathematics.

The MCTM will evaluate information, define positions, and structure appropriate action that will support quality mathematics education.

The MCTM will provide quality professional development, communicate its positions, and network with its members.

The MCTM will examine its fiscal status and take appropriate action to maintain a financially solvent organization.

The MCTM will review its existing practices and governance and initiate changes to meet its mission.