The purposes of the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics are:
To encourage an active interest in mathematics and its teaching, and work toward the improvement of mathematics education programs in Iowa.
To provide a medium for exchange of views and facts about current problems, techniques, and experimental programs in the teaching of mathematics.
To provide cooperative experimentation and study of problems relating to the teaching of mathematics at all levels, and to assist in the development, coordination, and carrying out of a sustained program for improving instruction in mathematics through the provision of such aids as meetings, bulletins, research studies, and informative services.
To encourage and assist other state and national organizations concerned with mathematics education at all levels.