The UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching
The Curtis Center is one of a few U.S. K12 mathematics organizations housed within a Tier 1 mathematical research department. The Center routinely uses nonhierarchical collaborative communities of K12 and university mathematics faculty and industry professionals to work towards a world in which all students have access to a worldclass mathematics education. Currently, we create, disseminate, and apply knowledge of K12 mathematics, teaching, and assessment with the goal of engaging all students in rigorous and engaging mathematical activity that emphasizes conceptual understanding, fluency and authentic, culturallyrelevant application with equal intensity.
Our work includes:

Providing opportunities for K12 mathematics faculty to grow their knowledge of mathematics and apply it to the work of teaching.

Training undergraduates for careers in K12 mathematics and teacher leadership.

Developing mathematics curriculum and assessments that engage students in creative reasoning and meaningful application of mathematics.

Training district and school site administrators for mathematics instructional leadership.
Serving and Supporting
Services

K12 Schools
Learn about our curated services that support teacher pedagogy.

Undergraduate Students
Learn about our Math for LA program and our accelerated credential pathways.

K12 Students
Learn about our programs that engage students in rich math tasks.
Fast Facts

Our
Center
The Curtis Center is part of the UCLA Department of Mathematics

ABC PhD
The Curtis Center supports mathematics for TK16 mathematics

Founded In
2007
The year the Center was founded and named for Mathematics Professor Phillip C. Curtis Jr.

36
Number of partners since the Center’s founding

112
Performance Tasks
Number of Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks authored by The Curtis Center

100%
Math Enthusiasts
Number of Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks authored by The Curtis Center

327
Number of Curtis Center inquirybased mathematics activities available for use in schools

1.7
Million
Number of students supported since the Center’s founding

Undergraduate programs for prospective math teachers
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