ERIC Number: ED433198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, 1998-99.
Chicago Univ., IL. School Mathematics Project.
The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) officially began in 1983 to improve mathematics education for the vast majority of students in grades K-12. UCSMP began by examining the curricula of other countries for proven ideas and methods, creating textbooks and training programs at the elementary and secondary levels, and engaging in extensive evaluations of its own work. One reason for the implementation of this project was that the information explosion and advances in technology widened the scope and multiplied the methods of applied mathematics. Another reason was to counter the practice of many existing mathematics courses which avoid the real world and use contrived word problems. This document presents detailed information on UCSMP, explains elementary and secondary components of the project, and provides an update and evaluation of the project for 1998-1999. A list of available materials and contact persons is included. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. School Mathematics Project.