Algebra Project, Young People's Project, Southern Initiative Algebra Project
We The People - Math Literacy for All
Drawing from almost three decades of math literacy work and related research, the Algebra Project, Young People's Project and Southern Initiative Algebra Project, together with collaborating organizations, institutions and individuals are coming together through the NSF INCLUDES DDLP opportunity to develop a national Alliance focused on providing a quality public school education for all students, with a particular focus on students performing in the bottom quartile on standardized exams in mathematics. We are engaging a "bottom up" organizing approach which aims to build a national Alliance capable of moving the needle on this challenge facing the country. More than 120 students, teachers, school and district leaders, university faculty and leaders, representatives from educational organizations as well as parents and community members are convening February 17th-19th, 2017 for a national design meeting to gather best practices in our networks, understanding of what we need to do and what is missing, in relation to what to teach, how to teach it, what and how to asses what is taught and learned in mathematics for students in the bottom quartile. This meeting will generate ideas and identify needed features - with the voices of students and teachers in the center as those most directly impacted by the problem - for a strategic plan and blueprint for the creation of a national INCLUDES Alliance, which will be crystalized in the spring and summer.