Practitioner Journals

Journals that are directed primarily at an audience of teachers, principals, etc.


Action in Teacher Education
  • Designed for a general teacher ed audience, but it does publish mathematics-specific articles. Particularly interested in action research articles.
  • Publisher: Association of Teacher Educators

College Mathematics Journal
  • A journal of undergraduate mathematics with an eye toward undergraduate education in mathematics. Articles written for college mathematics instructors would be appropriate here. Also, they publish several "Classroom Capsules" in every issue that are short notes on teaching ideas or mathematical problems that could be used in class.
  • "The College Mathematics Journal is designed to enhance classroom learning and stimulate thinking regarding undergraduate mathematics. It publishes articles, short Classroom Capsules, problems, solutions, media reviews and other pieces. All are aimed at the college mathematics curriculum with emphasis on topics taught in the first two years."
  • Publisher: MAA

Educational Leadership
  • Not mathematics specific, but does publish math-ed related articles.
  • Theme-based issues, though they do accept non-theme articles for special topics.
  • "Educational Leadership has a distinctive niche in the world of education publishing. Our readers are educators from all levels, preK–12, and from many different disciplines and job positions—teachers, principals, superintendents, professors of education, and other leaders in education. Whereas other publications are primarily written by journalists or by researchers, Educational Leadership is primarily written by practitioners for practitioners. With a circulation of 170,000—and a high pass-along rate—Educational Leadership has great reach and influence among educators. About 75 percent of our article submissions are unsolicited pieces; we solicit about 25 percent of our articles by special invitation."
  • Publisher: ASCD

Journal of Education
  • "Researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, specialists, and advanced graduate students are invited to submit manuscripts of three types: research, theory, and reflection. Research Articles should include a review of the relevant literature, a description of the methodology, a summary of the findings, and a discussion of implications for practice in an educational setting. Theoretical Articles should begin with a clear explanation of a theory that informs practice, a description of the historical context, and a justification based on the literature. The paper should conclude with implications for practice in an educational setting. Reflections by scholars and professionals who are informed observers of education in classrooms and schools should provide critical analysis and insights regarding effective practice. Experienced researchers may offer an historic analysis of a significant topic of inquiry and the effects on the field, as well as insights into implications for practice."
  • Generalist audience, tending toward practice.
  • Publisher: Boston University School of Education

Mathematics Education Review
  • MER focuses on articles that are meant for teacher educators (e.g., a special issue about lesson observations of student teachers).
  • Publisher: Association of Mathematics Education Teachers

Mathematics in School
  • "Mathematics in School is a lively journal providing contributions from mathematics practitioners at all levels. It reflects the best of current thinking and practice, exploring possible development and sharing practical experience. As well as articles covering mathematics teaching at both primary and secondary levels, each issue provides practical advice on general teaching methods, information on the analysis of official reports and reviews of classroom based projects and surveys. It is aimed at teachers of primary and secondary pupils, students in training and all those with a professional interest in mathematics education."
  • Publisher: The Mathematical Association (Britain)

Mathematics Teacher
  • The primary US teachers' journal focusing on high school mathematics.
  • "The Mathematics Teacher is devoted to improving mathematics instruction from grade 8-14 and supporting teacher education programs. It provides a forum for sharing activities and pedagogical strategies, deepening understanding of mathematical ideas, and linking mathematics education research to practice. Mathematics Teacher solicits submissions from high school mathematics teachers, university mathematicians, and amthematics educators and strongly encourages manuscripts in which ideas relate to classroom practice. Manucsripts previously published in other journals, books or electronic venues are not acceptable. The journal's articles have won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications."
  • Publisher: NCTM
  • Published monthly during the academic year.

Mathematics Teacher Educator
  • Forthcoming journal from the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
  • The primary US teachers' journal focusing on middle school mathematics.
  • "Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (MTMS) is intended as a resource for middle school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction. The journal's articles have won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications."
  • Publisher: NCTM
  • Published monthly during the academic year.

Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies (PRIMUS)
  • "PRIMUS is a rich forum for the exchange of ideas in mathematics education at the college level. The journal is a refereed quarterly devoted to dialogue among those interested in teaching undergraduate mathematics. This includes those who prepare students for college level mathematics, those who teach college level mathematics, and those who receive students who have been taught college level mathematics."
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Teaching Children Mathematics
  • The primary US teachers' journal focusing on primary math education.
  • "Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM) is intended as a resource for elementary school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction. The journal's articles have won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications."
  • Publisher: NCTM
  • Published monthly during the academic year.