SIGMAA on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

SIGMAA MKT is a community for all who work on preparation or development for teaching K-12 mathematics. Our members teach courses or conduct research that may involve examining, designing, developing, piloting, and revising tasks and curricula focused on mathematical knowledge for teaching in grades K-12.

Mathematical knowledge for teaching refers to mathematical knowledge used in recognizing, understanding, and responding to the range of mathematics encountered in teaching practice, such as when making sense of unusual student solutions, selecting examples to illustrate particular mathematical points, devising representations, or crafting definitions and explanations that are precise yet accessible.

These questions guide SIGMAA MKT:

  • What evidence, experience and values guide us in how to prepare and develop K-12 teachers?
  • How do we improve the mathematical education of prospective and practicing K-12 teachers?
  • How do we strengthen the professional community of mathematics faculty working on mathematical preparation or development for teaching K-12 mathematics?
  • How do we strengthen connections and community among such mathematics faculty and practicing K-12 teachers?

SIGMAA MKT's charter can be found here.

SIGMAA MKT welcomes members with interest in mathematical knowledge for teaching in levels outside K-12 in so far as they are interested in comparing this knowledge with that within K-12 levels. To get involved in SIGMAA MKT, contact any of the officers below. We can use your help organizing activities, serving as an officer, or simply providing feedback on past activities or ideas for future directions.


Joining SIGMAA MKT is as easy as checking a box on your MAA membership form. If you have questions about SIGMAA MKT membership, contact the MAA Membership Department.

Request to Join »


Feel free to post to our email list to provide feedback on our activities, give us suggestions for new activities and resource, or to just say hello!

Our Google Group »

Current SIGMAA MKT Officers

James Álvarez, Chair

Eileen Faulkenberry , Chair Elect

Carl Olimb, Past Chair

Younhee Lee, Secretary-Treasurer

Blain Patterson, Program Coordinator

Yvonne Lai, Member-at-Large

Liz Arnold, Member-at-Large

Catherine Paolucci, COMET Liaison

Carl Olimb, Web Manager