## Related Projects

**Center for the Study of Mathematics
Curriculum (CSCM)**

The Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum was
funded by the National Science Foundation for a five year period January 2004
–2009. The Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum will expand the
base of expertise and leadership for K-12 mathematics curriculum design,
analysis, implementation, and evaluation.

Major areas of Center work include understanding the influence and potential of mathematics curriculum materials; enabling teacher learning through curriculum material investigation and implementation; and building capacity for developing, implementing, and studying the impact of mathematics curriculum materials. Over a five-year period, the Center will support 30 Doctoral Fellows in mathematics education, 30 Curriculum Interns, 100 K-12 school, district and/or state curriculum leaders, and 200 K-12 teachers in at least 6 partner school districts. It will also engage in systemic research efforts designed to illuminate the essential characteristics of curriculum materials and related teacher support that contribute to increased student learning.

**LMT: Learning
Mathematics for Teaching**, University of **
**The LMT project investigates the mathematical
knowledge needed for teaching, and how such knowledge develops as a result of
experience and professional learning. We do so through the writing, piloting,
and analysis of problems that reflect real mathematics tasks teachers face in
classrooms - for instance, assessing student work, representing numbers and
operations, and explaining common mathematical rules or procedures. Assessments
composed of these problems are often used to measure the effectiveness of
professional development intended to improve teachers' mathematical knowledge.

ME.ET:
**The Mathematical Education of Elementary
Teachers****
**ME.ET is an NSF funded project studying the
undergraduate mathematics courses offered to prospective elementary teachers.
The project has completed an analysis of textbooks written for such courses,
and is beginning a survey and assessment of classes across multiple
institutions in several states.

Prom/SE: **Promoting Rigorous Outcomes in Mathematics and Science
Education ****
**PROM/SE is a comprehensive research and
development effort to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning in
grades K-12, based on assessment of students and teachers, improvement of
standards and frameworks, and capacity building with teachers and
administrators.

**TEDS-M:** **IEA Teacher Education Study in Mathematics****
**Sponsored by the International Association for
the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), TEDS-M is a collaborative effort
of worldwide institutions and experts in mathematics, mathematics education,
teacher education and comparative research design.