NCTM names Barlow editor of new journal

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has announced Angela Barlow, dean of the University of Central Arkansas Graduate School, as the editor-in-chief of its new practitioner journal: Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PreK-12, which will launch January 2020.

The new journal reflects the current practices of mathematics education, as well as maintaining a knowledge base of practice and policy in looking at the future of the field. Content is aimed at the grades from preschool to 12th grade with peer-reviewed and invited articles.

“We’re delighted to have Dr. Barlow as the inaugural editor-in-chief of Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching,” said Dr. Robert Berry, NCTM President. “Dr. Barlow has the editorial background that will enable her to meet the content needs of the new journal’s varied readership that will be an asset to in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, and leaders in the mathematics education community. The NCTM Board was impressed by Angela’s vision and the action plan she has ready to put into action.”

Barlow also serves director of Sponsored Programs at the UCA and brings a wealth of relevant experience as the former editor of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics’s (NCSM) Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, where she expanded the journal’s frequency, and from appointments on numerous journal editorial panels, including Mathematics Teacher Educator. Her record as a mathematics educator includes instructional experience at a variety of grade levels.

“I’m honored and excited to serve as the inaugural editor of Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PreK-12, a publication that will look at new ways to bring relevant and engaging content to elementary, middle school, and high school teachers, and other mathematics education professionals,” said Barlow. “NCTM’s previous practitioner journals were highly regarded and utilized by the community, and the editorial board and I will look to build on that valued history.”

In July 2017, the NCTM Board of Directors approved a proposal to consolidate its three practitioner journals — Teaching Children Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and Mathematics Teacher — with a January 2020 launch of the new journal as a kick-off to NCTM’s centennial year celebration. Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PreK-12, will be published 12 times a year, will provide more frequent and timely content on topics of relevance to math educators and learners, and the digital version of the journal will embrace the latest technology to promote individual member engagement and community, while continuing to deliver the grade-band specific high-quality classroom resource materials.