Matthew R. Larson

Matthew R. Larson

Matthew R. Larson, PhD, is an award-winning educator and author who served as the K–12 mathematics curriculum specialist for Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska for more than twenty years. He served as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) from 2016 to 2018.

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Matthew R. Larson

Matthew R. Larson, PhD, an award-winning educator and author, served as the K–12 mathematics curriculum specialist for Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska for more than twenty years. He served as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) from 2016 to 2018. Dr. Larson has taught mathematics at the elementary through college levels and has held an honorary appointment as a visiting associate professor of mathematics education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

He is coauthor of several mathematics textbooks, professional books, and articles in mathematics education. A frequent keynote speaker at national meetings, Dr. Larson’s humorous presentations are well known for their application of research findings to practice.

Dr. Larson earned a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Presentation titles by Matthew R. Larson

  • The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Will They Matter 10 Years From Now?
  • Supporting the Transition to the CCSS for Mathematics
  • Attaining Uncommon Results With Common Standards
  • Do We Really Have an Achievement Gap?
  • What We Know From the Research to Improve Student Achievement
  • Linking Research and Practice to Close the Instructional Gap
  • Reaching All Students: The Language Arts Math Connection