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Curriculum Resources

Basic Library List

The Basic Library List contains a list of books in the mathematical sciences recommended for college, high school, and public libraries. It is designed to provide students with introductory sources that might not be part of their curriculum, to provide reading material that is collateral to regular courses, to provide faculty with reference material that is relevant to their teaching, and to provide appropriate references for students in disciplines that use the mathematical sciences.

Classroom Capsules

Classroom capsules are articles from MAA's publications that can be used effectively when teaching. These articles are separated into subcategories of math topics such as linear algebra, multivariable calculus, and probability. You can browse a list of all capsules here.

Common Vision

The Common Vision project has brought together leaders from professional associations in the mathematical sciences to collectively consider undergraduate mathematics curricula and ways to improve education in the mathematical sciences. A full download can be found here.

Course Communities

Classroom resources for a variety of mathematics topics can be found here in our course communities.

CUPM Guide

The MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM) is charged with making recommendations to guide mathematics departments in designing curricula for undergraduate students. In 2015, the CUPM developed the Curriculum Guide to Majors in the Mathematical Sciences to answer this charge. Download the Guide here.


The Investing in the Next Generation through Innovative and Outstanding Strategies project was a collaboration among mathematics and statistics professional societies and the National Science Foundation, which was devoted to identifying and envisioning programs and strategies for increasing the flow of mathematical sciences students into the workforce pipeline.

Instructional Practices Guide

The Instructional Practices Guide (IP Guide) aims to transform student learning through evidence-based strategies. Learn more and download this free resource here.

MAA Möbius Testing Suite

MAA has a new partnership with DigitalEd, a leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics, to create a suite of web-based mathematics placement tests. The test content is developed by the MAA, and delivered using Möbius Assessment Testing Environment..


The META Math project aims to increase faculty capacity to guide undergraduate pre-service teachers in making explicit connections between undergraduate mathematics and the school mathematics they will teach, an developing deep, sophisticated understanding of mathematics taught in grades 7-12.

Progress through Calculus

The Progress through Calculus project is conducting a nationwide study on the sequence of Precalculus through Calculus II. Phase I catalogued current status of programs based on findings from the 2009-2015 Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus study. Phase II consists of case studies to better improve student success through the sequence through by documenting actual implementations. For further publications, please click here.

Role of Calculus

In March of 2016, MAA hosted the Workshop on the Role of Calculus in the Transition from High School to College Mathematics to bring together a group of high school teachers, mathematicians, mathematics and science education researchers, state and district supervisors of mathematics, and representatives of organizations with a stake in the issues surrounding calculus in high school. This workshop explored a wide range of issues around calculus in high school from access to the effects of the pressure to enroll under-prepared students to the impact of high school calcus on subsequent success in college. A joint publication by MAA and NCTM of papers from the workshop is available here.


WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system for math and science courses equipped with over 25,000 problems for both lower division and more advanced levels.

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