million students The Curtis Center has impacted in over 34 of the United States and...
rural and urban districts The Curtis Center has partnered with in Northern and Southern California.
teachers we have helped develop a deeper understanding of mathematics and pedagogy for teaching.
Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks and Evidence Based Selected Response Tasks authored by The Curtis Center.
K-12 inquiry-based mathematics activities authored by The Curtis Center and available for use in schools.
Undergraduate Math Courses offered for future K-12 mathematics educators.
What our partners are saying:
Current Partner Schools
“UCLA Curtis Center’s team has partnered with our district to understand our math departments’ needs. They have enhanced the level of math instruction our teachers are providing our students, and have been a pleasure to work with throughout.
I would highly recommend the UCLA Curtis Center for any district with a focus on equity and access to rigorous instruction for all students, high-quality professional development for math instructors, and for those seeking a district partner to provide school-site support.”
– Christine Arostigue-Manson, Director of Secondary Education at Lynwood Unified School District
“The professional development that the UCLA Curtis Center provided our math teachers at Corning HS helped them identify the major work of each course and sequence the standards to teach all three levels of Integrated Math with a stronger emphasis on conceptual understanding over procedural protocols. These content priorities were made visible through the Course Overviews the Center co-created with our math teachers to provide a clearer flow of curriculum and instruction. Our teachers have also been able to develop stronger mastery quizzes that capture those mathematical concepts and practices.”
– Charlie Troughton, Principal at Corning Union High School District
“I have extremely enjoyed and valued my time working with the Curtis Center. It has been educational and validating to be able to look at data across the district level and formulate a plan together as a team.”
– Grade 6 classroom teacher at Corning Union Elementary School District
“The UCLA Curtis Center professional development has increased our teachers’ math content knowledge and provided them with model lessons that increase equity in our classrooms by engaging students in low floor, high ceiling investigations.”
– Kristina Perez, Secondary Education Math Program Specialist at San Bernardino City Unified School District
“The content today was very relevant and detailed. I appreciate the rigor and the higher-level thinking these strategies foster.”
– Grade 6 classroom teacher at San Bernardino City Unified School District
“I love the activity – I think it makes the content easier for kids to access and be successful.”
– Algebra 2 Honors classroom teacher at Sierra Sands Unified School District
Performance Task Writing Kickoff Conference
“Just letting you know how much I appreciated being a part of the three-day kickoff event. It was a classy affair throughout. Enjoyed the collaboration and stimulating challenge to write interesting scenarios. Also the CC cup design is fabulous. Keep up the great work! (Phil would be proud.)”
– Barbara Griggs Wells, PhD.