National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

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National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics
Legal statusGovernment agency
PurposeMaths education training
Coordinates53°22′23″N 1°28′12″W / 53.373°N 1.47°W / 53.373; -1.47Coordinates: 53°22′23″N 1°28′12″W / 53.373°N 1.47°W / 53.373; -1.47
Region served
Charlie Stripp

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) is an institution set up in the wake of the Smith Report to improve mathematics teaching in England.

It provides strategic leadership for mathematics-specific CPD and aims to raise the professional status of all those engaged in the teaching of mathematics so that the mathematical potential of learners will be fully realised.


Its Director until March 2013 was Dame Celia Hoyles, Professor of Mathematics Education at the Institute of Education, University of London and former chief adviser on mathematics education for the government.[1] She was succeeded by the current Director, Charlie Stripp.

An innovative NCETM development is the MatheMaPedia project, masterminded by John Mason, which is a "maths teaching wiki".

Initially headquartered in London, it is headquartered in the south of Sheffield city centre; it is the headquarters of Tribal Education.

It is run by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and Tribal Education.

Online discussions[edit]

Special online events have included the world’s first online discussion of proof.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Report of the invitation MEI seminars