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Want to learn how to bring research-based strategies to your classroom? Watch the archives of our webinar, Teaching Mathematics Through Student Worked Examples. Click here for more info.

Learn more about the, Bringing Cognitive Science Research to the Classroom conference that was held April 12-13, 2016 in Arlington, VA.

The National Research and Development Center on Cognition and Mathematics Instruction (Math Center) is a federally funded National Research and Development Center and is supported by the Institute for Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education.

The Math Center is a joint project of WestEd and its university partners, Carnegie Mellon University, Temple University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The Math Center brings together leading experts in cognition, instruction, assessment, research design and measurement, mathematics education, and teacher professional development around the core goal of redesigning components of a widely-used middle school mathematics curriculum Connected Mathematics Project (CMP). This team of experts is using established, evidence-based principles derived from experimental studies in classrooms and controlled laboratory settings.

Our goal is to enhance the conditions of instruction and improve learning outcomes for students in important and challenging mathematics concepts and skills.