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Comprehensive Mathematics Framework

The Comprehensive Mathematics Framework (see diagram) was developed as a vision for the PK-16 learning and teaching of mathematics. The five components of mathematical proficiency—understanding, computing, reasoning, applying, and engaging—as presented in the National Research Council’s report Helping Children Learn Mathematics (NRC, 2002) and drawn from the report Adding It Up ( NRC, 2001a) envisioned classroom practice, defined high-quality teaching of challenging mathematics, and was incorporated into the entire teacher learning continuum from teacher preparation through continuing professional development.

Comprehensive Mathematics Framework

Mathematics Teacher Leaders (MTLs)

Teacher Leadership is a necessary component of any system-wide effort for improvement. The MMP created the opportunity for teachers to take on leadership roles for mathematics, develop expertise to coach their colleagues, and engage in shared decision-making through the creation of Mathematics Teacher Leaders (MTL) to strengthen each of the district schools. The MTLs received training in understanding of mathematics content, effective implementation, and building skills in collaborating with colleagues.

MTL Meetings, click here.

MTL Tools, click here.

HS Resources, click here.

Design Teams with Teachers-In-Residence

The purpose of design teams was to bring together mathematics faculty, mathematics education faculty, and Teachers-in-Residence to collaborate closely on the work of the MMP. Mathematics faculty brought a deep and richly connected knowledge of mathematics, mathematics education faculty brought knowledge of ways to connect those mathematical ideas with learners, and the Teachers-in-Residence ensured the work was grounded in the practice of teaching in urban environments. The teams collaboratively designed and co-taught (1) university courses for the preparation of preservice teachers on the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching in urban districts and (2) professional development sessions for mathematics teacher leaders and classroom teachers.

Design Teams, click here.

University Courses for Teachers

Courses were offered from 2004-2012 for teachers and administrators of the Milwaukee Public Schools to facilitate professional growth in teaching, leading, and supporting high-quality mathematics instruction. These courses were co-taught or co-developed by university faculty and district mathematics teacher leaders and specialists ensuring high quality mathematics content and practice-based relevance to the participants.

MMP Courses, click here.

IHE Network for Mathematics
The statewide IHE Network for mathematics was formed in 2003 to help improve the quality of teacher education programs at many of the institutions of higher education throughout Wisconsin, both private and public.

IHE Network, click here.

Transition to College Mathematics
Mathematics educators from MATC and UWM have devised strategies to help prepare high school students for more success in enrollment in college mathematics courses by developing placement-test study guides, conducting research, and other activities.

Transition to College Initiative, click here.

Collaborative Projects

The MMP supported or sparked several collaborative projects. Click on the links for detailed information on each of these projects.

  1. Math Fellows (2005-2006)
  2. GKT (2007-2009)
  3. Math Alliance (2009-2012)
  4. CCLM (2011-2014)
  5. CCHSM (2013-2014)





Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research

PO Box 413, Enderis 265 Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Tel: 414-229-6646
Fax: 414-229-4855














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