In December 1951, the Colleges of Education, Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences established the University of Illinois Committee on School Mathematics (UICSM) to investigate a new pedagogy for high school mathematics.1 Since then, UICSM has developed instructional materials for use in grades 7-12, for experimental use throughout the country.2
In 1971, the Mathematics Curriculum Development Project (UICSM) was first listed.3
1. Max Beberman, "UICSM: Fifteen Years of Experimentation" in Beberman Folder, RS 10/12/1, Box 21, University of Illinois Archives.
2. UICSM Mathematics Project, June 1970, p. 1, including bibliography of publications on secondary school mathematics curricula, and UICSM textbooks.
Description: Research reports of the University of Illinois Committee on School Mathematics relating to comparisons of algebra classes. The series includes "Rules of Reasoning" (1963) by William T. Hale, a manual for programmed instruction, digests of the School of Mathematics Study Group (SMSG) prepared for UICSM (1963) and a report on the University of Maryland Mathematics Project (1962).