Mathematics was developed through the University of Chicago School Mathematics
Project (UCSMP) in order to enable children in elementary grades to learn more
mathematical content and become life-long mathematical thinkers.
Mathematics begins with the premise that students can, and must, learn more mathematics
than has been expected from them in the past. This premise is based on the research the UCSMP author team
undertook prior to writing the curriculum.
Mathematics is organized into six mathematical content strands that cover a
number of skills and concepts.
This provides a rich yet balanced curriculum – attention to numeration
and computation without neglecting geometry, data, and algebraic thinking.
strand is addressed throughout all grade levels of the program. Each grade level builds on and extends
concept understanding so that children approach each new challenge from a
firmly established foundation.