National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 
Website for the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving mathematics education 

View NCTM’s Standards documents for school mathematics, including Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (some portions are members only) 
 Focus in High School Mathematics Project

Information about Focus in High School Mathematics and resources supporting its implementation 

Provides lesson plands and other resources illuminating NCTM’s vision for school mathematics 
Other Math Education Organizations 

 Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

AMTE is the largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education, including preservice and professional development. 
 National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)

An organization promoting leadership in mathematics education, including mathematics supervisors 
Email Groups and Blogs 

 Jerry Becker’s “Big List”

All the latest news and information related to mathematics education 
 MathTalk discussion group

A discussion group centered on issues related to mathematics education reform. 

A blog from the employees of Key Press discussing a range of issues related to mathematics education and the Common Core State Standards 
Curriculum Projects 

Elementary Grades 

 Investigations in Number, Data, and Space

Designed to help all children understand fundamental ideas of number and operations, geometry, data, measurement and early algebra. 

Distinguished by its focus on reallife problem solving, balance between wholeclass and selfdirected learning, emphasis on communication, facilitation of schoolfamily cooperation, and appropriate use of technology. 

Focuses on integrating math, science and language arts, based on the ideas that mathematics is best learned by solving problems in realworld contexts and that a curriculum should balance conceptual understanding with procedural skill. 
Middle Grades 

 Connected Mathematics Project (CMP)

Helps students and teachers develop understanding of important mathematical concepts, skills, procedures, and ways of thinking and reasoning, in number, geometry, measurement, algebra, probability and statistics. 

Encourages students to investigate mathematical concepts through exploratory, activitybased learning. 

Motivates the most reluctant leaner with its realistic contexts and multiple strategies while it challenges the accelerated learner to discover, explore, and understand rich math concepts. 

Aim to promote mathematical literacy, including an ability to explore, conjecture, reason logically and to use a variety of mathematical methods for problem solving 
High School 

 Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP)

Integrates traditional material with additional topics recommended by the NCTM Standards, such as statistics, probability, curve fitting, and matrix algebra. IMP units are generally structured around a complex central problem. 
 CorePlus Mathematics Project (CPMP)

Key features: (a) integrated development of fundamental concepts and skills; (b) studentcentered investigations of important mathematics, in the context of realistic problems and applications; (c) impressive new technology tools. 
 Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW)

An integrated core curriculum for high school that is based on the premise that students learn best when they are actively involved in the process. 
 SIMSS Integrated Mathematics

Engages students to enter a lifelong journey of mathematical learning through handson and activitybased work. Involves real world contexts and incorporates a modeling approach using technology. 

Students learn math and science the way that practicing scientists and mathematicians do. They learn when something grabs their attention…when the content is relevant to their lives. 

A comprehensive high school mathematics program that is problembased, studentcentered, and organized around the familiar themes of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus. 