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Rice University School Mathematics Project


History and Goals
The Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) was established in 1987 in order to provide a bridge between the Rice University mathematics research community and Houston-area mathematics teachers.

Who We Are
RUSMP programs are made possible by the dedication of the RUSMP staff, instructional team, and advisory board.

What We Do
RUSMP has developed an extensive array of programs, courses, and interventions available to teachers and administrators. These include long-term, intensive summer programs, after-school academic-year courses, personalized professional development for schools which may include workshops along with classroom support; and opportunities for networking across schools and districts. Through its research and evaluation efforts, RUSMP contributes to the growing body of research on teaching and learning and professional development in K-12 mathematics education.

Photos and Spotlights
View photos from RUSMP's programs and conferences and spotlights on innovative teachers in the greater-Houston area.

Our Impact
Since 1987, over 10,000 teachers and teacher leaders from nearly 100 districts and private and charter schools and over 6,000 PreK-12 students have benefited from RUSMP programs. Research on RUSMP programs indicates that participating teachers increase their mathematical knowledge for teaching and their self-efficacy.  

RUSMP Newsletters
Read current and past newsletters shared with the RUSMP community listserv.  To receive newsletters, register here.  

News Archive
Read current and past news about the RUSMP community and our partners.

Where We Are
Map and directions to our office are available here.

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Watch a video about RUSMP created in honor of its 25th anniversary: Teachers Get A Helping Hand