The UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching

The Curtis Center is one of a few U.S. K-12 mathematics organizations housed within a Tier 1 mathematical research department. The Center routinely uses non-hierarchical collaborative communities of K-12 and university mathematics faculty and industry professionals to work towards a world in which all students have access to a world-class mathematics education. Currently, we create, disseminate, and apply knowledge of K-12 mathematics, teaching, and assessment with the goal of engaging all students in rigorous and engaging mathematical activity that emphasizes conceptual understanding, fluency and authentic, culturally-relevant application with equal intensity.


Our work includes:

  • Providing opportunities for K-12 mathematics faculty to grow their knowledge of mathematics and apply it to the work of teaching.

  • Training undergraduates for careers in K-12 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.

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