Teaching. Learning. Mathematics.
About the IRMC
In an effort to carry forward and advance the work begun with the Idaho Math Initiative, the State Department of Education and Idaho's Institutions of Higher Education have partnered, thanks to funding from the Idaho Legislature, to support the Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers. Through this coordinated, collaborative, and comprehensive statewide effort, the Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers strive to ensure that Idaho's teachers of mathematics are highly talented, trained, and effective professionals. Operating as regional support centers for all K-12 public schools in Idaho, the Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers provide professional development for teachers and schools and conduct research to support mathematics teaching and learning in Idaho.
The Regional Mathematics Centers are housed within the colleges of education at each of the four-year state institutions of higher education: Idaho State University, University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, and Boise State University. Personnel at these centers work collaboratively with the Idaho State Department of Education, representatives from local industries, as well as other faculty from higher education to ensure that the best possible support can be provided to each region. Idaho is a geographically large state with many districts and schools located in remote, isolated areas; nearly two-thirds of Idaho is wilderness. The diversity and geography associated with Idaho's schools lend itself to a high need for a statewide system of regional support for the ongoing professional support for all teachers of mathematics. By providing localized centers with experts in mathematics education further supports the efforts made by teachers, school districts, and communities across the state.