The Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education - The University of Chicago


CEMSE continues the University of Chicago’s long-standing commitment to improving precollege education and aims to support high quality mathematics and science instruction and learning for all students. Learn more about CEMSE.

Learning mathematics in everyday life

CEMSE is home to the authors of Everyday Mathematics, a research-based math curriculum used in over 220,000 classrooms by about 4.3 million students. Learn more.

Research & Evaluation

At CEMSE, we believe that work with, in and for schools must be informed by evidence, research and expert knowledge. Learn more about our research and evaluation work.

School Support Services

CEMSE offers strategic planning services and professional development services for schools and districts that want to strengthen their Pre-K through Grade 8 mathematics and science programs. Learn more.


Nov 7-9, CSMC Third International Curriculum Conference,
Mathematics Curriculum Development, Delivery, and
Enactment in a Digital World, Chicago...more

VIDEO: Watch Zalman Usiskin's talk, "An Amazing Century: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going.”