Preparing for Success in Algebra is a California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) grant. The program's primary objective is to elevate the academic performance of students in mathematics, encompassing those from grade 5 through Algebra 1, by enriching the content knowledge and pedagogical expertise of classroom teachers through a series of intensive professional learning activities.

This innovative initiative has been made possible through a collaborative partnership involving the Los Angeles Unified School District, Local District 6, and esteemed institutions such as the University of California, San Diego; the University of California, Irvine; San Diego State University; and the San Diego Mathematics Project. Together, these partners have pooled their resources, expertise, and dedication to empower educators with the tools and knowledge needed to inspire and support their students in mastering algebra and excelling in mathematics.

The heart of our program is a team of passionate educators and experts who serve as math problem writers, curriculum developers, and instructional coaches. These math problem writers are instrumental in crafting engaging and challenging mathematical problems and exercises that align with the curriculum standards, ensuring that students are equipped with the problem-solving skills essential for success in algebra and beyond. Through their tireless efforts, we aim to provide teachers with a wealth of high-quality instructional materials, including worksheets, assessments, and lesson plans, designed to foster deep mathematical understanding.

With the Preparing for Success in Algebra program, we are committed to nurturing a community of educators who are not only well-versed in the subject matter but are also equipped with effective teaching strategies to engage and motivate students in their mathematical journey. Together, we are dedicated to unlocking the potential of every student and paving the way for their future success in mathematics and beyond.

The homework assignment from the Summer Institute is now available! Click here to access it!

CaMSP Year 3 – Follow-up Meetings
  • October 15, 2011
  • December 10 , 2011
  • February 11, 2012
  • March 17, 2012

  • Location: LD6 Office

    Time: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Classroom Application Hours
  • Click here to download the "Classroom Application Hours" form as a Word Document. Please email completed forms to [email protected]

The CaMSP Web Tool has been created to serve you and the project. Email us at with your feedback.


Makeup hours can now be completed with the online modules.

Follow Up #2 (October 23, 2010) Resources Now Available!


  • Post-test scores
  • Pre-test scores
    (Note: Scores are reported by project number to ensure confidentiality. If you do not know your project number, please email us at .)
Course Credit Now Available!

  • If you attended all sessions of the Math Content Institute, held July 20-24, 2009, you are eligible to receive course credit, which is now available through UCSD. Please us if you would like more information.
CaMSP enters Year Three!

Join us as we celebrate and plan for the future...

Past Events

Year 2 (2010-2011)

  • July 19-23: Content Institute
  • October 23: Follow Up #2

Year 1 (2009-2010)

  • April 22: Preparing for Success in Algebra Kick-Off Event in Local District 6
  • June 9: Kick-Off Follow Up for new participants
  • July 17: Pretest for new participants
  • July 20 - 24: Content Institute 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
    Monterey Hills
  • Institute Follow Up Dates
    • October 24, 2009
    • January 30, 2010
    • March 20, 2010
    • May 22, 2010

CaMSP Learning Network Meeting, April 4-5, 2011

Presentation: Using Action Research & Assessments of Teacher Knowledge to Foster Effective Math Instruction

  • PowerPoint slides
  • Language Test Blueprint
  • Student Language Assessment
  • Action Research Video (double-click image to begin video)
  • Brainstorming Sheets, Rubrics, Projects

  • Contact us with any questions or comments at: or (858) 534-9154.

    Featured Instructors

    Take a look inside the classrooms of Johnny Rivera and Cathy Tennis at Southeast Middle School. This video highlights the use of Academic Language in their Mathematics classrooms.

    Click here to view the video

    Other classroom examples can be found in the Videos section.