National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Website for the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving mathematics education
  • NCTM standards
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
  • Illuminations
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
E-mail 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.
  • Sine of the Times
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.
  • Everyday Mathematics
Distinguished by its focus on real-life problem solving, balance between whole-class and self-directed learning, emphasis on communication, facilitation of school-family cooperation, and appropriate use of technology.
  • Trail Blazers
Focuses on integrating math, science and language arts, based on the ideas that mathematics is best learned by solving problems in real-world 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.
  • Math Thematics
Encourages students to investigate mathematical concepts through exploratory, activity-based learning.
  • Mathematics in Context
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.
  • MathScape
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.
  • Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP)
Key features: (a) integrated development of fundamental concepts and skills; (b) student-centered 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 hands-on and activity-based work. Involves real world contexts and incorporates a modeling approach using technology.
  • Math Connections
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.
  • CME Project
A comprehensive high school mathematics program that is problem-based, student-centered, and organized around the familiar themes of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus.