Chronology

Below is a list of major UCSMP activities and events from the inception of the Project to the present. Activities are categorized according to the following code:

A: awards and grants
A: awards and grants
C: curriculum development
E: evaluation and research
T: teacher development
I: translations, international conferences

1983–84 A UCSMP begins with a six-year grant from the Amoco Foundation (now the BP Foundation) to the Departments of Education and Mathematics at the University of Chicago
C Writing of MathTools for Teachers, inservice materials for K–3, begins
C First draft of Transition Mathematics, first book in the secondary curriculum, completed
I Russian, Japanese, Hungarian, and Bulgarian texts begin to be translated (ultimately Russian grades 1–3 and Japanese grades 7–11 are published)
1984–85 A General Electric Foundation Grant for secondary materials development (used for the development of Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics)
E Evaluation of MathTools for Teachers begins
I First International Conference on Mathematics Education held (main themes: applications-oriented curricula and innovative instructional strategies)
I Translation of leading Soviet research in the psychology and methodology of mathematics education is undertaken
1985–86 A Grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for the summative testing of Transition Mathematics, Algebra, and Geometry
C Development of Everyday Mathematics (EM) by the Elementary Component begins
E Evaluation of calculator usage by K–3 teachers done
C First draft of Algebra, second book in the secondary curriculum, completed. First draft of Advanced Algebra, fourth book in the secondary curriculum, completed
T First Annual Secondary Users Conference held in November (held annually until 2002)
1986–87 C Field testing of Kindergarten EM begins
C UCSMP publication of hard cover version of Transition Mathematics
C First draft of Geometry, third book in the secondary curriculum, completed. First draft of Functions and Statistics with Computers (later renamed Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry), fifth book in the secondary curriculum, completed
T Conference held on the use of functions, computers, and statistics in the pre-college curriculum
UCSMP’s First International Conference on Mathematics Education held in 1985) published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1987–88 A Grant from the GTE Corporation for the development of First Grade EM
A, T Grant from Citicorp to the Elementary Teacher Development Component for the development and dissemination of computer modules and related materials; Shell Centre for Mathematics Education at Nottingham, England also involved in this project
C, E First draft of Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics, sixth book in the secondary curriculum, completed; summative testings of Algebra and Advanced Algebra begin and first summative test of Geometry takes place
T First (of two) combined Elementary-Secondary Conferences held in November
I International Mathematics Education Resource Center is established
I Second International Conference on Mathematics Education held in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual meeting in Chicago (main themes: school mathematics reform and national standards in France, Great Britain, Japan, Sweden, and the U.S.)
1988–89 C Kindergarten EM published
C Commercial publication of Transition Mathematics, Algebra, and Advanced Algebra by Scott Foresman
E, C Field testing of First Grade EM begins, and Development of Second Grade and Third Grade EM begins
E Second year of summative testing of Geometry, and formative testing of Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry
1989–90 A Grant from the Amoco Foundation (now the BP Foundation) for five years to refine, extend, implement and evaluate the materials and models developed by UCSMP since 1983
A Grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to complete Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry and Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics
A, T Grant from the Ford Motor Company establishes the Elementary Institute for Mathematics Specialization (1989-91) and first two (of five) Summer Institutes for Leaders (teachers, supervisors, college faculty) in secondary mathematics education
C First Grade EM published by Everyday Learning Corporation; publication of Geometry by Scott Foresman
E Formative testing of Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics, and longitudinal study of first four UCSMP secondary texts begins
T First conference offered solely for users of Everyday Mathematics (held in Chicago annually since 1989; additional conferences sponsored by Everyday Learning Corporation held throughout the country beginning in 1993
T First Secondary Component Inservices held in August (held annually until 1998-99)
1990–91 A, T National Science Foundation grant received by the Elementary Teacher Development Component to promote mathematics specialists in grades 4–6 by creating materials for teacher training seminars for staff developers
A, T Exxon Education Foundation Grant to convene two-part conference on the mathematical preparation of elementary-school teachers (held in the winter and spring of 1991)
E Field testing of Second Grade EM
C UCSMP secondary curriculum completed with the commercial publication of Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry and Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics by Scott Foresman
T Third Summer Institute for leaders in secondary mathematics education
I Developments in School Mathematics Around the World, Volume 2 (the proceedings from UCSMP’s Second International Conference on Mathematics Education held in 1988) is published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1991–92 A UCSMP Fund for the Support of Research in Mathematics Education established (between 1991 and 1998, 41 awards supporting research related to mathematics education are given out by this fund)
C, E Commercial publication of Second Grade EM by Everyday Learning Corporation; field testing of Third Grade EM
T Final two Summer Institutes for leaders in secondary mathematics education
I Third International Conference on Mathematics Education held (main themes: the goal of mathematics for all; process and evaluation of reform efforts; content of reform; international comparisons)
I First six volumes in the series of edited translations Soviet Studies in Mathematics Education published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1992–93 A Everyday Mathematics receives a National Science Foundation grant to support the extension of existing K–3 curriculum to grades 4–6, including a supplementary grant to support a longitudinal study of children in grades 1–5 of the Everyday Mathematics curriculum
A UCSMP receives the “A+ Breaking the Mold Award” from the U.S. Department of Education for its contributions to communities across the country working toward National Education Goals 2 and 3
C Commercial publication of Third Grade EM by Everyday Learning Corporation
E Summative testing for the second editions of Transition Mathematics and Algebra begins
I UCSMP publishes its translations of Russian texts for grades 1–3 (U.S. grades 2–4), Japanese texts for grades 7–9, and volumes 7–8 in the series Soviet Studies in Mathematics Education
I Developments in School Mathematics Around the World, Volume 3 (the proceedings from UCSMP’s Third International Conference on Mathematics Education held in 1991) is published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1993–94 C Field testing of Fourth Grade EM
C Elementary Teacher Development Component begins to design modules to be used by staff developers and teacher educators to create mathematics specialists in grades 4–6
C Summative testing for the second editions of Geometry and Advanced Algebra begins
1994–95 A The Amoco Foundation (now the BP Foundation) presents UCSMP with the Amoco Partner Award, honoring the Project for its research and development of new curricula
A, T Bridges to Classroom Mathematics project, providing assistance to elementary school teachers implementing innovative mathematics curricula, funded by the the National Science Foundation for five years beginning in early 1995
C Commercial publication of Fourth Grade EM by Everyday Learning Corporation
C Field testing of Fifth Grade EM
C Commercial publication of the second edition of Transition Mathematics by Scott Foresman
1995–96 C Commercial publication of Fifth Grade EM by Everyday Learning Corporation
C Field testing of Sixth Grade EM
C Everyday Teaching for Everyday Mathematics K–3 completed (series of 3-hour workshops for primary grade teachers)
C Commercial publication of the second editions of Algebra and Advanced Algebra by Scott Foresman
T Gateways IV Conference, hosted by UCSMP and funded by the National Science Foundation, brings together 13 multi-year curriculum development projects from K–12
1996–97 C Commercial publication of Sixth Grade EM by Everyday Learning Corporation, completing the first edition of the UCSMP K–6 curriculum
C Commercial publication of the second edition of Geometry by Scott Foresman
I American Mathematical Society publishes UCSMP translations of four mathematics textbooks from Japan for grades 10 and 11
1997–98 A Wide World of Math Series, a CD-ROM developed to accompany UCSMP's secondary curriculum, receives the 1997–98 Technology Award for School and Home Learning Products from Technology and Learning Magazine
C Development of the second edition of the elementary curriculum begins
C Commercial publication of the second edition of Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry by Scott Foresman — Addison Wesley
1998–99 A UCSMP, in collaboration with COMAP, TERC, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, receives National Science Foundation funding for a 5-year project to promote the wide-scale implementation of reform mathematics curriculum in elementary schools; this funding supports the ARC Center at COMAP and its satellite at UCSMP, the Everyday Mathematics Center
A Stuart Foundation of San Francisco awards grant to UCSMP in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley to create a college mathematics course, "High School Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint"
A, I National Science Foundation-funded Fourth International Conference on Mathematics Education held (main themes: mathematics for all, improving performance, and technology)
C Commercial publication of the second edition of Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics by Scott Foresman — Addison Wesley
T Fourteenth Annual Secondary Users Conference offers Master Class sessions, in which students present projects, for the first time
1999–2000 A UCSMP elementary and secondary curricula each independently recognized as "Promising" by the U.S. Department of Education
A Algebra designated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Project 2061 as a textbook with "Potential for Helping Students Learn Algebra" (highest category into which any materials fell)
A, T Elementary Teacher Development receives funding from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Grant Program through the Illinois Board of Education for the University of Chicago Teachers Mathematics Project to work with teacher teams in 5 inner-city Chicago schools
I Developments in School Mathematics Around the World, Volume 4 (the proceedings from UCSMP's Fourth International Conference on Mathematics Education held in 1998) is published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
2000–01 A UCSMP, in collaboration with COMAP, TERC, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, receives National Science Foundation funding to examine the performance of students using the three National Science Foundation-supported elementary curricula — Everyday Mathematics; Math Trailblazers; and Investigations in Number, Data, and Space — on state-mandated, standardized tests in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington
A, T The University of Chicago Teachers Mathematics Project receives funding for a second year from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Grant Program
C Commercial publication of the second edition of Everyday Mathematics by SRA/McGraw-Hill
C Second editions of Transition Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra published again under the Prentice Hall imprint
2001–02 A, T The Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education (CEMSE) is established at the University of Chicago to conduct and support research and development for the education of elementary and pre-school children in the fields of mathematics and science
A, T The University of Chicago Teachers Mathematics Project receives funding for a third year from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Grant Program
T Seventeenth Annual Users Conference features “Great Teachers Series” for the first time
2002–03 A The ARC Center at COMAP and the UCSMP Everyday Mathematics Center are funded by the National Science Foundation for a final 18 months
T Commercial publication by the Higher Education Division of Prentice Hall of Mathematics for High School Teachers—An Advanced Perspective, developed under the Stuart Foundation grant
2003–04 A, T CEMSE receives funding for the Chicago Teachers Project from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The Chicago Teachers Project provides support for Everyday Mathematics teachers and leaders in the Chicago Public Schools
T The Chicago Public Schools collaborates with CEMSE, supporting Everyday Mathematics teachers as part of the Chicago Mathematics and Science Initiative, this work continues through 2006-07 with CEMSE conducting approximately 300 full-day professional development workshops for Chicago Public School teachers
2004–05 C Writing of third editions of secondary materials, to be published by Wright Group/ McGraw-Hill, begins with Transition Mathematics, Algebra, and a new book to precede these, Pre-Transition Mathematics
A, T The Illinois Board of Education renews funding for the Chicago Teachers Project for 2005-06
2005–06 A, T The Illinois Board of Higher Education renews funding for the Chicago Teachers Project for 2006-07
E, C Testing of third editions of Transition Mathematics and Algebra begins. Writing of the third editions of Geometry and Advanced Algebra begins, work continues on Transition Mathematics, Algebra, and Pre-Transition Mathematics
2006–07 C Commercial publication of third editions of Everyday Mathematics Pre-K through 6, Transition Mathematics, and Algebra by McGraw-Hill Education (formerly Wright Group / McGraw Hill)
C Testing of third editions of Geometry, Advanced Algebra, and the first edition of Pre-Transition Mathematics begins. Writing of the third editions of Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry and Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics begins
C Writing of the third editions of Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry and Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics begins
T The Chicago Public Schools and CEMSE work together for a fourth year to support teachers and schools using Everyday Mathematics as part of the Chicago Mathematics and Science Initiative; CEMSE conducts approximately 150 full-day professional development workshops for Chicago Public Schools teachers
A Fidelity of Implementation project funded by National Science Foundation
T Final year of funding for the Chicago Teachers Project. Illinois Board of Higher Education, No Child Left Behind - Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program
E Study of dosage and adherence of CMSI curricula (EM and Math Trailblazers) in Chicago Public Schools
A, T First of three years of support for Everyday Mathematics use in 10 Chicago Public Schools undergoing restructuring. Funding from Chicago Public Schools
T Support for use of Everyday Mathematics in New York City
C Wright Group/McGraw-Hill support for development of Professional Development materials for use in California and elsewhere
C Revision of Everyday Mathematics online games
A Fidelity of Implementation project funded by National Science Foundation
A First of several years of funding of instructional materials survey work by Chicago Public Schools
C Everyday Mathematics Professional Development Materials published by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill
2007-2008 E Testing of third editions of Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry and Precalculus and Discrete Mathemaatics begins
C Commercial publication of Pre-Transition Mathematics and the third editions of Transition Mathematics and Algebra by the Wright Group/McGraw-Hill
C Publication of Texas and California editions of Everyday Mathematics
C Publication of Pre-Kindergarten Everyday Mathematics
A, T The Chicago Public Schools awards CEMSE a fifth year of funding for Everyday Mathematics support as part of CMSI; CEMSE conducts approximately 150 full-day professional development workshops for Chicago Public Schools teachers
E Subcontract from University of Illinois at Chicago to study dosage and adherence in CMSI mathematics classrooms
C Everyday Mathematics Professional Development Materials for California Wright Group/McGraw-Hill
C Beginning of work on a copyright update of the third edition of Everyday Mathematics
T, A University of Chicago/Chicago Public Schools Models and Tools for Teacher Professional Development and Preparation. First of three years of funding of Illinois Board of Higher Education grant, joint with Urban Education Institute
2008-2009 I, C Publication of the proceedings of the UCSMP-mangaged 2005 First International Conference of the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC), Mathematics Curriculum in Pacific Rim Countries - China, Japan, Korea, and Singapre, by Information Age Publishing
C Commercial publication of Geometry and Advanced Algebra by the Wright Group/ McGraw-Hill
C Third and final year of Chicago Public Schools Restructuring Schools work
T CMSI Everyday Mathematics Professional Development hosts 30 all-day workshops for teachers and leaders
A Beginning support for Pahoa Elementary School in Hawaii, St. Thomas in Chicago, and Everyday Mathematics in Palo Alto, California
T Pre-K Everyday Mathematics Professional Development support for Chicago Public Schools Head Start and Preschool for all teachers
C Joint effort of CEMSE and Wright Group/McGraw-Hill to revise Everyday Mathematics online games
E Continuing research and development leading to future editions of Everyday Mathematics
E Field test of EMAS in Chicago Public Schools and New York City
2009-2010 I, C Publication of the proceedings of the UCSMP-managed 2008 Second International Conference of the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, Future Curricular Trends in School Algebra and Geometry, by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill
C Commercial publication of Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry and Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics by the Wright Group/McGraw-Hill
E Ongoing studies to inform future editions of Everyday Mathematics
2010-2011 A First year of new Illinois Board of Higher Education grant
C Mathematics teaching video for the 21st century: A Virtual Learning Community (VLC)
CEMSE and UCSMP move into a shared space on the University of Chicago campus at 1225 East 60th Street
C Commerciald publication of the CCSS editions of Everyday Mathematics Pre-K through 6, by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill

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