Philosophy of Curriculum and Instruction
The extensive programs offered through RUSMP are unified through a common philosophy of curriculum and instruction.
The way mathematics is taught depends on beliefs about the nature of mathematics and assumptions about how students learn. To address these issues, RUSMP has designed a Learning Plan for organizing classroom instruction.
RUSMP developed the Geometry Module as a comprehensive teacher training module with funding from the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Geometry Module effectively assists teachers in developing a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts that support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Geometry and helps teachers develop the pedagogical tools necessary to provide their students the opportunity to meet Texas' challenging state content and student performance standards. The Math Forum recognized RUSMP's Geometry Module as exemplary mathematics curriculum for mathematics educators.
RUSMP developed this measurement unit for grades 3-5. This project was funded in part by the Education Foundation of Harris County and the Harris County Department of Education.
Personal Financial Literacy Resources
RUSMP partnered with Smarter Texas and the Texas Council for Economic Education (TCEE) and reviewed lessons for classrooms and after school programs on personal financial literacy for grades K-12 educators. You can learn more about the resources here.