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Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership
The Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP) is fundamentally targeting the improvement of middle school mathematics, with implications for both future and current teachers, and with a secondary focus on high school teachers of mathematics. The core partners include the lead organization, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as Birmingham-Southern College and nine Greater Birmingham Alabama school districts: Bessemer City, Fairfield City, Homewood City, Hoover City, Jefferson County, Mountain Brook City, Shelby County, Trussville City, and Vestavia City School Systems. A significant supporting partner is the Mathematics Education Collaborative (MEC) of the State of Washington.

The overarching goal of the GBMP is to significantly improve the mathematics achievement of approximately 22,000 students in grades 6-8, while narrowing the mathematics achievement gaps among varied populations of students.

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Perspectives on Deepening Teachers' Mathematics Content Knowledge: The Case of the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership
The Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP) is a collaborative effort involving two institutions of higher education, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham- Southern College; one private non-profit organization, the…
Greater Birmingham Annual Report Year 6
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. Sections 1, 2, and 5 of the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership's Year 6 Annual Report. The report includes a detailed account of the project's Year 6 progress toward meeting its…
Greater Birmingham Annual Report Year 5
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. Ercerpts (Sections 1, 2, and 5) from the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership's Year 5 Annual Report. The report includes a detailed account of the project's Year 5 progress toward meeting…
Greater Birmingham Annual Report Year 4
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. Sections 1, 2, and 5 of the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership's Year 4 Annual Report. The report includes a detailed account of the project's Year 4 progress toward meeting its...
GBMP 2007 Summer Courses Recap: More Courses, Participants and Positive Results
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. This is a posting which appeared in large part as a highlight on the project's website. It reports some of the achievements from the series of summer courses held by...
Attendance at GBMP Community Mathematics Nights Tops 3,800 through February 2008
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. This is an update on the Community Mathematics Nights held by the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership to engage parents in particular and the greater community at large in the project's...
Greater Birmingham Annual Report Year 3
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. Sections 1, 2, and 5 of the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership's Year 3 Annual Report. The report includes a detailed account of the project's Year 3 progress toward meeting its...
Engineering Applications for Middle School Mathematics Education: Supporting an Inquiry-Based Classroom Environment
"Engineering faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are participating in a middle school mathematics partnership, involving nine school districts (administrators, teachers, parents) and higher...
Engineering Applications for Middle School Mathematics Education: Supporting an Inquiry-Based Classroom Environment
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. Engineering faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are participating in a middle school mathematics partnership, involving nine school districts (administrators, teachers, parents) and higher...
The Impact of Inquiry-Based Mathematics Courses on Content Knowledge and Classroom Practice
"This study includes middle grades teachers participating in the first of a series of inquiry-based mathematics content courses as well as pre-service teachers enrolled in an inquiry-based university...
The Impact of Inquiry-Based Mathematics Courses on Content Knowledge and Classroom Practice
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. "This study includes middle grades teachers participating in the first of a series of inquiry-based mathematics content courses as well as pre-service teachers enrolled in an inquiry-based university...
Evaluation of the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP): A Comprehensive Approach to Evaluating Changes in Teachers' Mathematics Understanding
"The focus of this paper and a significant portion of the evaluation of the [Greater Birmingham Mathematics] project is on measuring the effectiveness of the professional development provided through...
GBMP's 2006 Summer Courses Draw Crowds and Excellent Reviews
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. Summary of the results and highlights of the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership's 2006 summer mathematics courses for local teachers. "The Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP) exceeded...
Greater Birmingham Annual Report Year 2
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. Sections 1,2 and 5 of the Year 2 Annual Report for the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership.
Teachers Respond Enthusiastically to Summer Mathematics Courses
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. Strong, positive feedback from participants in the project's summer courses leads project to offer follow up sessions in the fall as teachers begin implementing methods they have learned in their...
Greater Birmingham Annual Report Year 1
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. An overview of the project's activities during its first year shows a focus on project startup and establishment. In addition to the demands on key personnel in the development and...
Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership Holds Four Public Sessions
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. The Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP) hosted four Public Sessions throughout the Greater Birmingham area in January 2005 for parents, teachers, school administrators and community members....
NSF grant to improve middle school math
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. "The National Science Foundation, through the Mathematics Science Partnership grant program, has awarded $9.9 million to the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP) to improve the teaching and...