Strengthening Mathematics Instruction (SMI)
CSU faculty, K-12 Math teachers, and state curriculum specialists have developed a math curriculum, Strengthening Mathematic Instruction (SMI), designed to present a variety of strategies for teaching students how to solve complex mathematical problems. The curriculum includes instruction on developing cognitively complex problems, analyzing student misconceptions, and understanding college readiness.
Included in the curriculum are teaching strategies to:
- Promote mathematical and numeric flexibility
- Incorporate multiple representations
- Help students extend procedures and emphasize structures.
The focus of the program is on providing support for teachers to be able to increase student capacity to meet the CSU college readiness standards. The curriculum also supports student performance on CSTs, the EAP, SATs and ACTs, AP exams, and other tests.
CSU Math Success SMI Website