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

  • A rigorous mathematics instruction program for K-12 teachers
  • Active approach to learning mathematics
  • Concept-based learning activities
  • Curriculum development
  • 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 (dependent on grant funding)
  • Gifted and Talented credit

The Summer Campus Program is a rigorous professional development program in mathematics content and pedagogy for K-12 teachers. Master Teachers who have demonstrated teaching techniques consistent with RUSMP's philosophy provide instruction in the 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 (dependent on grant funding) and gifted/talented credit.


Dr. Anne Papakonstantinou, Director
Rice University School Mathematics Project