The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Lifetime Achievement Awards are designed to honor current full Individual, E-, or Emeritus Members of NCTM who have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes achievement in leadership, teaching, and service. Distinction in any of these categories can be demonstrated through performance of the nominee on the job; service beyond the requirements of the job at the state and national/international level; and service to NCTM such as offices held, committee memberships, special projects, meetings, and publications.
The award may be given posthumously. Presentations are made yearly at the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition.
To be eligible, nominees should have a minimum of twenty-five years of distinguished service to mathematics education.
For complete program guidelines, information about past recipients, and nomination instructions, see the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics website.