The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) began in 1983 as a multisided project to improve K-12 mathematics education. UCSMP examined the mathematics programs of other countries and began creating textbooks and training programs at the elementary and secondary levels. UCSMP published translations of foreign textbooks, and hosted four international conferences. By 1998 Everyday Mathematics and the second edition of the secondary curriculum had been published. Royalties from these publications helped fund the continued work of UCSMP.
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In May 2002, the original authors of Everyday Mathematics and the University of Chicago pledged a part of their royalties to support the new Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education (CEMSE). The Center became the institutional home of the EM authors and the elementary component of UCSMP. Implementation and support of Everyday Mathematics continues under the direction of CEMSE. Learn more about CEMSE.