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Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC). The CSMC (www.mathcurriculumcenter.org) is funded by the National Science Foundation (Award No. ESI-0333879) under the NSF "Centers for Learning and Teaching initiative". Funding period: January 2004 - December 2008. The CSMC serves the K-12 educational community by focusing scholarly inquiry and professional development around issues of mathematics curriculum. Four goals will guide the work of the Center, namely:
  1. Support leadership development related to K-12 mathematics curriculum design, analysis, implementation, and evaluation.
  2. Enhance teachers' mathematical and pedagogical knowledge through professional development focused on curriculum investigation and implementation.
  3. Investigate the role and impact of curriculum materials on student learning.
  4. Stimulate communication and productive collaboration among constituents concerned with improving K-12 mathematics curriculum.


The ARC Center promotes the wide-scale and effective implementation of reform elementary mathematics curricula. The Center consults with schools and districts and provides information and resources to support teacher enhancement, leadership development, and public awareness of mathematics reform. The focus of the center is on three comprehensive elementary curriculum programs:
* Investigations in Number, Data, and Space (TERC)
* Everyday Mathematics (University of Chicago)
* Math Trailblazers (University of Illinois at Chicago)
The ARC Center is located at The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) in Lexington, Massachusetts.



Curricular Options in Mathematics Programs for All Secondary Students is a secondary school implementation project funded in part by the National Science Foundation. COMPASS assists schools, teachers, administrators, parent groups, and other community members and constituencies interested in improving secondary school mathematics opportunities and experiences for their students by providing information and assistance with the implementation of four comprehensive secondary standards-based mathematics curricula.


The K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Center funded by the National Science Foundation and located at Education Development Center (EDC) helps guide school districts as they build a shared vision of the goals for a K-12 mathematics program. The Center provides a variety of services and products to assist school districts around the country as they select and implement standards-based mathematics curricula. The project focuses on district needs related to the selection and implementation of, and transitions among three elementary, five middle, and five high school NSF- sponsored mathematics curriculum programs. The K-12 Center offers resource guides, discussion cases, a series of seminars, and other resources to help facilitate discussion and decision-making among various stakeholders within a district.



Modeling Middle School Mathematics is a professional development program using video lessons and Web-based Internet materials to examine each of four NSF-funded middle school math initiatives.


Connecting Middle School and College Mathematics is a three year National Science Foundation funded project that focuses on the development of mathematics courses with accompanying materials and recruitment models for preparing and attracting middle grade mathematics teachers.


Tinkerplots is a software construction set of basic operations (stack, order, separate) that allows students to build their own plots to analyze data.

Tinkerplots will be especially useful for mathematics teachers striving to teach students data analysis in line with recommendations of the NCTM's Curriculum Standards , and to inquiry-based science classrooms where students collect and analyze data as part of formulating and testing their own hypotheses.



IMaST The Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology (IMaST) program provides an integrated sixth, seventh, and eighth grade curriculum that promotes hands-on learning for students and teamwork among teachers from different disciplines. Across the nation, we see a concerted effort to raise the standards of education and teaching in our schools. This project was developed to meet this need as well as to modernize our teaching methodologies consistent with the latest research in education.


IMPACT The five year IMPACT Project strives to accelerate the implementation of standards-based instructional materials throughout New England. The Center for the Enhancement of Science and Mathematics Education, CESAME, will use the experience gained with its Statewide Implementation Program to inform this scaled-up regional effort. CESAME acknowledges that the decision to use standards-based materials occurs at the local level. IMPACT's plan, therefore, builds on existing regional structures to provide the information, resources and support for districts and their teachers in this next step in educational reform.