The Illinois Mathematics Teacher is the official journal of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
The journal provides ideas and information for mathematics teachers at all levels of the curriculum (K-16). Most of the authors are in-service teachers offering practical ideas for improving classroom instruction. The editors invite submissions from both new and experienced authors and accept articles on a range of topics, including: innovative classroom activities and lessons, applications to the classroom of pedagogical research and best practices, examples of implementing standards, reviews of recent books on pedagogy, and any other articles that will support the professional development of ICTM members.
Members of ICTM will be able to access IMT articles within the members-only section of the ICTM website once the article has been through the review process and approved by the editors. Complete issues of the IMT will be periodically emailed to all members. Hard copies of the IMT will no longer be mailed.
Manuscripts should be no more than 3000 words in length and should be prepared in either Microsoft Word or LaTeX. Be sure to provide accurate and complete bibliographical information with references listed at the end of the manuscript. Articles to be published will be formatted by the editors for uniformity and converted to PDF. Authors will receive page proofs for their approval before final publication.
No information that could help a reviewer identify the author (including your name or school) should appear in the manuscript. This is to maintain the integrity of the blind review process. This information will be inserted should your manuscript be accepted for publication.
Proofread your manuscript carefully before submitting it, reviewing for grammar, mathematical correctness, and completeness and accuracy of references. Do not submit manuscripts that have previously been published or are under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Submissions should be sent electronically to the email address below. Your email should include your name, position, work affiliation, phone number, and city and state. Attach to your email the Word or LaTeX file (both source file and pdf) containing the text of your manuscript. For any photographs or figures that appear in the manuscript, attach each figure as a separate file using the highest resolution possible, even if those images are also embedded with the manuscript. You may also, if you wish, attach a photo of yourself for publication alongside your article.
Persons interested in serving as reviewers for articles submitted to the IMT are invited to contact the editors. In your email, please include your name, position, work affiliation, phone number, city and state, and the grade levels you are interested in. You may also include a brief description of the kinds of topics that interest you so that the editors can better match articles and reviewers.