INCLUDES Conference: Algebra Project and Young People's Project
The Algebra Project works to change the deeply rooted social attitudes that encourage the disenfranchisement of a third of our nation’s population. We deliver a multi-pronged approach to build demand for and support of quality public schools. They are:
Research and Development.
The Algebra Project works with renowned mathematicians across the country to ensure our teachers and students learn content and instruction based on research and best practices. In October 2006, AP was awarded a three-year, National Science Foundation award to develop materials for Algebra I.
Our expert staff and team of consultants provide culturally sensitive, context-based, and site-specific professional development workshops to teachers. We augment intensive workshops with periodic follow-up workshops and classroom instructional evaluations. We work with school administrators to ensure that academic schedules create the time and space for teachers to reflect and share knowledge with one another. In FY2006, we trained over 100 teachers in six sites across the nation.
Partnerships. We value the strength of combining resources and knowledge through local and national partnerships. AP partners with local higher education and research institutions to develop effective teacher professional development, new teacher training, and teacher certification programs. In addition, we collaborate with the Young People’s Project, an offshoot of AP, to include out-of-school time and engage students in their learning process. YPP uses mathematics literacy as a tool to develop young leaders and organizers who radically change the quality of education and quality of life in their communities so that all children have the opportunity to reach their full, human potential.