The extensive array of programs offered by RUSMP is unified through a common philosophy of curriculum and instruction. This philosophy is summarized in RUSMP's teaching goals and is enacted through RUSMP curricula and the RUSMP Learning Plan.
RUSMP's Teaching Goals:
RUSMP has developed a curriculum framework that supports the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ mathematical content standards of number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability and the process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. Through rigorous mathematics instruction, RUSMP promotes decision making, reflection, reasoning, and problem solving. Using the Learning Plan template, RUSMP participants develop curricular materials that include academic activities that are engaging, meaningful, and worthwhile.
When you teach the right things the right way, motivation takes care of itself.
If students aren’t enjoying learning, something is wrong with your curriculum
and instruction – you have somehow turned an inherently enjoyable activity
into drudgery. (Brophy, 1998, p. 1)