What Every Teacher Should Know about Joe Crosswhite


  • Margaret "Peggy" Kasten Ohio Resource Center (Retired)
  • James E. Schultz Robert L. Morton Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education at Ohio University


The authors discuss the life and legacy of Dr. F. Joe Crosswhite, a mathematics educator whose work has had a profound impact on the lives of countless students and colleagues.  As NCTM president (1984-86), F. Joe Crosswhite oversaw the approval of the basic design and initial financing for what became the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics.  Crosswhite also made significant contributions to the influential Second International Mathematics and Science Study. He played a seminal role in the development of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board and chaired the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences.


Crosswhite, F.J., Dossey, J.A., Swafford, J.O., McKnight, C.C., Conney, T.J., Downs, F.L., Grouws,D.A., and Weinzweig, A.I. (1986). Second International Mathematics Study: Detailed Report for the United States, Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing Co.

Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) (1989). Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (1989). Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics, Reston, Virginia: Author.




How to Cite

Kasten, M. "Peggy", & Schultz, J. E. (2020). What Every Teacher Should Know about Joe Crosswhite. Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 86(1). Retrieved from https://ohiomathjournal.org/index.php/OJSM/article/view/8007