Investigations® 3 — A curriculum and more!

Investigations 3 represents the culmination of over 20 years of research and development aimed at improving the teaching and learning of elementary mathematics. Discover new workshops and online courses this summer.

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May 16, 2018—Announcement
TERC Board member, Diane Souvaine, elected to chair NSF's National Science Board

May 14, 2018—Press Release
TERC Hosts the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, May 14th- 21st funded by the National Science Foundation

April 5, 2018—Announcement
TERC is searching for a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

March 30, 2018—Announcement
Postdoc Fellow Maria Olivares Pasillas selected for the CADRE Postdoc Professional Growth Opportunity

March 30, 2018—Announcement
Focus on Energy and Sara Lacy's NSTA session is featured in March CADRE newsletter

March 28, 2018—Announcement
TERC Workshops at Cambridge Science Festival 2018
. Storytelling Math and Zoombinis in STEAMworks@TERC

March 26, 2018—Publication
Teaching with Mathematical Argument: Strategies for Supporting Everyday Instruction by Despina StylianouMaria Blanton

Featured Project

Center for Innovative Research in Cyber Learning — Perspective on EdGE

Plus an interview with EdGE director, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, about the NSF-funded project to study the development of computational thinking for upper elementary and middle grades students. More »

TERC Welcomes Two New Board Members

TERC’s Board of Trustees has appointed two new members: Chi Onyebuchi, Director of Global Program Management at Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Christina Olayon-Baker.

Featured Research


Algebraic Reasoning in the Elementary Classroom: Results of a Professional Development Program for Teachers

Authors:  Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, Virginia Bastable. Megan Franke

—TERC (2016).

This paper describes a professional development experience designed to help teachers support their students to make, represent, and justify generalizations about the behavior of the operations … Read More »

Featured Service

STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC) offers consultation, external evaluation, and research support for existing STEM education grants and programs, and we collaborate with proposal writing teams to design studies. We are experienced quantitative and qualitative researchers with expertise grounded in theory and practice spanning STEM education.
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Featured Product


Zoombinis Available Now for iOS and Android Tablets

Zoombinis, the small blue creatures, each with distinct personalities and appearances, are all imprisoned by the evil Bloats who took over their home – and they need your help to reach the safety of Zoombiniville. Using logic, data analysis, pattern finding and problem solving skills, children and adults will face a series of increasingly difficult challenges set within entertaining environments such as Pizza Pass, Titanic Tattooed Toads and Mudball Wall.  Learn More »