"Determining the most important mathematics that teachers should know requires a clear vision of the mathematics that they will be expected to teach."
The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) is an umbrella organization consisting of seventeen professional societies. All seventeen have as one of their primary objectives the increase and diffusion of knowledge in one or more of the mathematical sciences.
Brookhill believes it is essential that major works and resources in the field of mathematics and math education become readily available and open for discussion in order to effect change that will lead to the growth in student achievement. In support of CBMS and the extent of their member organizations, Brookhill is pleased to provide resources to make this happen.
In 2008, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel Final Report - Foundations for Success was released. The final report is based on the "best available scientific evidence" and it includes 45 recommendations "... to foster greater knowledge of and improved performance in mathematics among American students." In 2009 CBMS sought sponsorship for a national forum based on the NMAP Final Report.
Since then Brookhill has sponsored three additional national forums and has been a resource to CBMS in the dissemination of the Mathematics Education of Teachers II (MET2).
On July 15, 2016 the CBMS member society presidents released a statement on Active Learning in Post-Secondary Mathematics Education. Click here to read their statement.