Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)
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|A non-profit organization offering multidisciplinary and academically rigorous curriculum materials and teacher development programs based on mathematical exploration of real-world problems. Developers of the PBS television series "For All Practical Purposes: An Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics," "Against All Odds: Inside Statistics," and "Algebra: In Simplest Terms," COMAP also freely offers its semi-annual periodical Consortium, which "blends contemporary teaching activities with commentaries, articles and contests to bring the excitement of mathematical modeling to high school classrooms." Elementary projects include Bridges to Classroom Mathematics, which created materials that local school personnel can use to conduct professional development workshops for elementary teachers; and the ARC Center (Alternatives for Rebuilding Curricula), a collaboration between COMAP and Investigations in Number, Data, and Space (TERC), Math Trailblazers (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Everyday Mathematics (University of Chicago) — three elementary mathematics curriculum projects that received support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Publishers, Newsletters|
|Math Ed Topics:||Staff/Prof Development, Curriculum/Materials Development, NCTM Standards|
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