The University of Arizona
Please note that this project is no longer active.

Promoting Reasoning in School Mathematics (PRISM)

(1989 - 1992)

David Lovelock
Dan Madden
Fred Stevenson
Elias Toubassi
Steve Willoughby

"Promoting Reasoning in School Mathematics" (PRISM) was a three-year NSF-funded teacher enhancement project for middle and high school teachers in the Tucson area. Seventy-five selected participants spent four weeks at the summer institute taking morning courses on how to use problem solving, calculator and computer technology in their teaching. In the afternoons, the teachers worked on curriculum units for their classroom. The success with the NSF funded PRISM program for teachers of grades 7-12 suggested extending the interaction to lower grades.