|A major educational problem in United States
and some other countries is that students in grades K-12 lose interest
in mathematics and science as they progress through school. Students often
complain that mathematics is difficult and that they don't see much use
for it past simple arithmetic. In response to these concerns, the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics has identified a number of features
that the grades 5-8 curriculum should include in order to help motivate
students to stay interested:
More recently the METIP goals have been adjusted to accommodate undergraduate students as well as K-12 students. A new software package has been developed and we expect to release it in the Autumn of 2010.
METIP was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant number MDR-9155709. Additional software development was supported in part by NSF under grant 0537322.
Current and past people who have worked on the METIP project are documented here .
Last modified: Friday, 2 April 2010.