Abstract: Founded in 1965, TERC is a not-for-profit education research and development organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to improve mathematics, science and technology teaching and learning. TERC works at the edges of current theory and practice to:
- contribute to the understanding of learning and teaching - create curricula and other products - design and test exemplary ... models of professional development - develop applications of new technologies -support school reform through research and technical assistance.
For over 37 years TERC has emphasized an innovative, inquiry-based approach to learning by students from every background, searching for ways to include more students in meaningful learning experiences in science and mathematics. While our vision propels us forward, we stay grounded in the realities of today's classrooms by conducting most of our research and development in schools. In 2001, TERC programs and products reached over 1.4 million students in all 50 states and 87 countries.
TERC is organized around several lines of work in areas such as curriculum development, research, professional development, equity, and out-of-school learning. We invite you to explore the TERC web site, and associated project web sites.