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"I can think of two good criteria ... for deciding what to teach: whether the knowledge gives a sense of delight and whether it bestows the gift of intellectual travel beyond the information given, in the sense of containing within it the basis of generalization."
—Jerome Bruner

Mathematics is a discipline with the potential for important insights, beautiful symmetries, and unexpected discoveries. All of our students are capable of experiencing this potential for themselves. From 1999-2002, the Making Mathematics project provided mathematicians as mentors and curricular materials to help teachers and students explore the full richness of our discipline together.

The NCTM Principles and Standards list five processes which make it possible for students to work as mathematicians: problem solving, reasoning and proving, communicating, making connections, and creating representations. These skills can be experienced in an integrated fashion through research efforts in which students solve problems and then pose new questions that extend and generalize their initial efforts. The Making Mathematics project supported students through extended explorations and the growth of their mathematical creativity and precision.

Teacher Handbook
Mathematics Projects

Teacher Handbook
Introduction to Research in the Classroom

Setting Sharing Goals

Student Teacher Affect

Getting Stuck, Getting Unstuck

Building Collaborative Skills

Presenting Your Research


Introductory Explorations


Problem Posing

Examples, Patterns, and Conjectures


Getting Information

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