# The Mathematics Institute

## at boston college

### Origins of the Math Institute

The Boston College Mathematics Institute was established in 1957 as a unit separate from the Mathematics Department to assist in the effort to improve content and instructional practice in mathematics at the pre-college level.

In the 1960's and 1970's, the primary emphasis of the institute was to provide veteran teachers with renewal programs to update and deepen their background in mathematics. The majority of the programs were institutes funded by the National Science Foundation. Concurrently, Institute Staff developed supplementary instructional materials to use with students in the grades K-12.

### The Math Institute Today

The Mathematics Institute offers professional development opportunities for teachers in the summers at Boston College and other sites. Its staff are prominent and visible members of national associations such as NCTM (the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics).

Institute Staff continue to produce instructional materials for teachers and students in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. They also collaborate with teachers in schools and school districts concerning professional development and curriculum.

Please visit the BC Math Institute website.