Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) Mission: To create a better understanding of the nature, beauty, and importance of mathematics and to promote effective teaching of mathematics. Our mission has expanded to include supporting science, technology, engineering, and the arts as they relate to mathematics. Since its inception in 1987, RUSMP has been providing a bridge between the Rice University mathematics research community and the K-12 STEM teaching community across the state and beyond.
RUSMP'sÂ mission supports the newly released (Spring 2018)Â position paperÂ by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics that underscores the importance of mathematics for student success in STEM.
STEM Students on the Rise isÂ a new student club dedicated to providing support and opportunities for Rice students studying in the STEM fields. Students as well as faculty and staff from Rice University and Harmony Public Schools, attended the innagural meetingÂ which took place... Read more
Lilly Bonner, RUSMP Project Administrator, was recently honored for her 20 years of superb service to Rice University and RUSMP. Congratulations to Lilly and a huge thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for RUSMP!
RUSMP Director Anne Papakonstantinou and Executive Director Richard Parr facilitated a day-long professional development workshop for the Waltrip High School mathematics department on August 14, 2018. During this session, teachers explored the development of functions from Algebra I through... Read more
The annual Houston Independent School District Mathematics Conference held at Milby HS on August 9, 2018 featured presentations by two Rice National Science Foundation Noyce Fellows, Patricia McMorris, math teacher and department chair at Milby High SchoolÂ and Alexander Mironychev, math teacher... Read more
Due to popular demand, Anne Papakonstantinou and Richard Parr are offering the 21-session course "Calculus for High School Teachers" again. This course is an excellent way to build and support your schoolâ€™s advanced mathematics program. The first meeting of this course is September 18,... Read more
RUSMP will host the 2nd annual T3 Regional Summit in Duncan Hall on the Rice campus on Saturday, October 27 fromÂ 8:00 am - 4:15 pm. The conference will offer a variety of interactive sessions on teaching mathematics, STEM, and coding using TI technology (including the TI-84, the TI-Nspire, the... Read more
The Center for Healing in Racism is hosting their Dialougue: Racism Fall Session on September 22 and September 29 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each Saturday at 3412 Crawford. The two-day workshop provides a safe, respectful, and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share... Read more