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About GEMS

Great Explorations in Math and Science Center (GEMS)
Central Michigan GEMS Education Center is dedicated to the improvement of math, science, technology, and environmental education teaching and learning K-16, and to the associated generation and communication of knowledge about science, math, technology, and environmental education teaching and learning.  The Center accomplishes its mission through the active collaboration among science educators, math educators, scientists, and school-based colleagues.

Our Mission

The mission of the Central Michigan GEMS Center is to:

  1. Increase educational opportunities for PK-12 in-service and Central Michigan University pre-service teachers;
  2. Expand instructional services to schools, school districts, and governmental education agencies throughout the state of Michigan;
  3. To conduct evidence-based research and add to the research literature on effective classroom practices in math, science, environmental, technology, and service-learning education; and
  4. Develop a network of PK-12 math and science teacher leaders throughout the state of Michigan.
  5. Establish and maintain Science Professional Development Schools with several elementary and secondary schools in the mid-Michigan area.

Great Explorations in Math and Science is an exemplary curriculum. Our network of statewide math and science teacher leaders are a key resource for education throughout the state of Michigan.​


How can GEMS guides be used in the classroom?

Elementary and Middle School cohort teachers have used for Professional Development Presentations. Click HERE to read what they have used.

Click here to see the full list of GEMS guides available from Laurence Hall of Science.  Order a guide through the CMU GEMS Center to recieve 20% off!

How do GEMS guides correlate with the Michigan Science and Math Curriculum? Click HERE to find out!

Contact the GEMS Center for more ordering information.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP:

Treasure Boxes -

In this engaging, innovative series of mathematics activities, children create personal collections of recycled, "found," and inexpensive objects and investigate their properties, calling many important science and math skills into play.  Challenges that require careful observation, sorting and classification, logical thinking, graphing, and analyzing data are woven throughout this unit.


Date - March 20, 2014 1:00-4:00

Place - EHS 129

Price - $5.00
Includes: Certificate for your portfolio, free pizza and pop (if you arrive at 12:30), and FREE Treasure Boxes unit guide.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT MUST BE TURNED INTO THE LEARNING COMMONS (EHS 134) BY MARCH 18.


Click here for the SPRING 2015 Workshop Schedule!

College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | ehs@cmich.edu | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079