RUSMP collaborates with schools, school districts, community organizations, government agencies, corporations, other departments at Rice and at other universities.
RUSMP and the Children's Museum have had a successful history of collaboration that began with the design of the museum's mathematics exhibit, Everyone Counts! Todo el Mundo Cuenta! in 1999. With National Science Foundation funding in 2004, the local exhibit was scaled into a national traveling exhibit. RUSMP 's Director serves on the Children's Museum's Education Board and on the Math Advisory Committee. RUSMP's Director of Elementary Programs serves on the Math Advisory Board.
RUSMP has been selected by Code.org to be a local hub for Code.org professional learning and computer science (CS) education for K-12 teachers to expand pre-college students' access to CS. Code.org is a national nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to CS and, in particular, to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented ethnic minority students in CS. Additional funding for RUSMP CS programs has been generously provided by WeTeach_CS Collaborative and Schlumberger. Read more about the RUSMP/Code.org partnership here.
RUSMP began its collaboration with the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) with a measurement unit for grades 3-5, Measure IT!, that it created for HCDE. RUSMP continues to collaborate with the HCDE, and most recently RUSMP's director serves on the HCDE Alternative Certification Division Advisory Committee.
RUSMP collaborates with Rice Athletics department to provide fun and educative mathematics activities for K-12 students during outreach events on Rice University campus. Visitors include students from districts across the state including Houston ISD and IDEA Schools.
RUSMP is partnering with the Rice University Department of Computer Science to create a curriculum that integrates an introduction to Python programming into a high school Geometry course. Students learn how to create interactive programs with interesting and dynamic, visual output so that students will become not merely tool users, but tool builders.
RUSMP promotes and supports the Mathematics Department’s outreach efforts. These include:
*Rice University Mathematics Circle for Houston-area students in grades 8-11
*Patterns, Math & You for Houston Independent School District students entering the 8th or 9th grade