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Rice University School Mathematics Project

What does RUSMP's Summer Campus Program offer today's teachers?

  •  pacmanA rigorous mathematics instruction program for K-12 teachers
  • Active approach to learning mathematics
  • Concept-based learning activities
  • Curriculum development using RUSMP's Learning Plan
  • Mathematics topics which enhance and transcend traditional classroom mathematics
  • Emphasis on motivation, applications, and problem-solving in mathematics
  • Use of technology and manipulatives in the classroom
  • Instruction by Master Teachers and Rice faculty
  • Lectures and colloquia by distinguished visiting mathematics educators
  • Rice University graduate credit
  • Gifted and Talented credit

The Summer Campus Program is a rigorous professional development program in mathematics content and pedagogy for Houston-area K-12 teachers. Master Teachers who have demonstrated teaching techniques consistent with RUSMP's philosophy provide instruction in the Campus Program. Master Teachers model teaching advocated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards under the guidance of RUSMP's personnel. Participants take part in an active approach to learning mathematics by participating in concept-based learning activities with emphasis on motivation, applications, and problem solving.

Rice University mathematics and science faculty, visiting mathematicians, and mathematics educators address topics which enhance and transcend traditional classroom mathematics emphasizing mathematics content, school reform, applications of mathematics, and gender and minority issues in mathematics education. Upon successful completion of the Summer Campus Program participants receive graduate and gifted/talented credit.

To register online, click here.

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Anne Papakonstantinou, Director
Rice University School Mathematics Project