Specifically, we intend to advance the research base and leadership capacity supporting K-12 mathematics curriculum design, analysis, implementation, and evaluation.

We believe that curriculum matters and that only by examining and characterizing the role and influence of curriculum on both teaching and learning can we improve student learning opportunities.

There is also a pressing need to help prepare the next generation of mathematics curriculum developers, professional development leaders who know how to use curriculum as a central focus of teacher study, and curriculum researchers who can help generate knowledge for new development cycles.