We are TERC, an independent research-based non-profit organization, dedicated to inspiring and supporting all learners through stimulating curricula and programs.

Our forward-thinking and groundbreaking research projects result in insightful and inspiring learning materials, many for free. Curricula, teacher resources, games, web-based tools and more, are published and distributed by a variety of publishers. Here you’ll find all the available products created or co-developed by TERC. To order or download, simply follow the links to the product pages.

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Free Educational Resources
Free Educational Resources

Free educational resources that can be used at home and in the classroom for multiple age groups.

Hands-On Universe™
Hands-On Universe™

An educational program that enables high school students to do investigations in astronomy while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology.

Head Start On Engineering
Head Start On Engineering

A multi-component, bilingual, family-centered program designed to engage preschool children and their parents and caregivers in the engineering process.

Investigating Astronomy
Investigating Astronomy

Investigating Astronomy is the first comprehensive astronomy textbook written specifically for high school students.

Investigating Science Outdoors
Investigating Science Outdoors

Investigating Science Outdoors is a supplementary science curriculum, targeted for grades 7-9, that engages students in authentic explorations of a study site—a small piece of land near their school.

LEAP Curriculum
LEAP Curriculum

The LEAP program is the first early algebra curriculum for students in grades 3-5.

Make Connections You and Me and Math
Make Connections You and Me and Math

Make Connections, a collaboration of the YMCA of Silicon Valley and TERC, gives adults a fun and easy way to help young children (ages 0-5) learn math. There are eleven curriculum units – each of which fits several common early childhood education themes. Units include activities for ages 2 and up, each with an at-home variation, and activities for children under 2 to use in programs or at home. 

Mixing in Math
Mixing in Math

Games, projects, and activities that mix in math

Mixing in Math Downloads
Mixing in Math Downloads

Games, projects, and activities that mix in math to everyday, everywhere

My Kids Can: Making Math Accessible to All Learners, K-5
My Kids Can: Making Math Accessible to All Learners, K-5

My Kids Can is designed to help K-5 teachers make math accessible for all students—especially focusing on instructional strategies that help students struggling with math advance toward grade-level competency.