University of Arizona
Institute for Mathematics and EducationCBMSED

National Math Panel Forum

Monday, October 6–Tuesday, October 7, 2008, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.


The National Mathematics Advisory Panel (National Math Panel) was charged with reviewing the best available scientific evidence and making recommendations on improving mathematics education with a focus on readiness for and success in algebra and mathematics education in grades K–8.

The Panel's final report, Foundations for Success, was issued on March 13, 2008. The report contains 45 findings and recommendations on numerous topics, including curricular content, learning processes, instructional practices and materials, teachers, assessments, and future research priorities.

In response to a National Math Panel recommendation, the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences, is hosting this Forum to bring together various organizations and other interested parties to discuss ways to use the findings as a platform to improve mathematics education in the United States.

IM&E is hosting this website as a service to CBMS and the Department of Education.

Forum Focus

The Forum in October, planned to be the first in a series, will focus on four of the seven areas in which the National Math Panel makes recommendations:

  • Teachers and Teacher Education
  • Learning Processes
  • Instructional Materials
  • Standards of Evidence—Research Policies and Mechanisms

Read more about the forum in the Federal Register Notice. There is no registration fee.

Program Information

Detailed information about the program and the teams is now available at the the CBMS website.

Key Links

Contact Information

National Mathematics Forum

c/o Ida Eblinger Kelley
Office of Communications and Outreach
U.S. Department of Education
Phone: 202-401-6143


c/o William McCallum
Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences