The Center for Mathematics and Teaching (CMAT), a non-profit dedicated to creating engaging instructional materials for middle school students and supporting teachers with professional development, was born at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2007.
CMAT was established to handle the day-to-day operations and tasks associated with publishing and servicing a state-adopted math program that the Math Content Programs for Teachers and Students (MCPT), an organization in the math department of UCLA, was not equipped to handle.
From March 2007 – June 2010, CMAT’s tight relationship with the university made it possible for CMAT to publish Introduction to Algebra, a 2007 California adopted text, provide training to its teachers, and for MCPT to offer programs using CMAT subsidies.
In 2010, the UCLA Mathematics Department and CMAT agreed that CMAT was ready to continue its work independent of the university. As a result, on July 1, 2010, CMAT declared its independence from UCLA, and is now operating as a fully independent 501(c)3 charity.
Since CMAT’s independence, CMAT has written comprehensive math programs for grades 6-8 and creative customized intervention programs to align with other common core programs for grades 6-9. CMAT also provides Professional Development to users.