What is MathScape?

Philosophy

MathScape was developed at Education Development Center, Inc. with funding from the National Science Foundation. The program encourages students to build an understanding of mathematics by using and connecting mathematical ideas and by exploring mathematics' real applications to the world around them. [More]

Design Principles

MathScape’s design and development were guided by NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Rigorous, contextually-based problems address mathematics skills and concepts across the main content strands and in problem-solving, reasoning, communication and representation. [More]

Developing a Learning Community

The MathScape materials were designed to help teachers create an inviting, interactive, and exploratory classroom in which all students gain mathematical power. The materials were written so that teachers could learn from them, too. [More]

Research

MathScape’s development team included individuals with expertise in teaching, educational research, educational software design, cognitive and development psychology, special education, and curriculum development. The materials were extensively field-tested and revised in response to research and other feedback from teachers and students. [More]

Authors/Staff

The MathScape curriculum materials were developed primarily by the Seeing and Thinking Mathematically project at Education Development Center, Inc. through a grant from the National Science Foundation and are published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. [More]