Making Math Count
(1989 - 1992)
"Making Math Count" was a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to assist middle school teachers throughout the state to use problem solving and technology in their teaching. The three-week program had an equity component whose goal was to encourage more minorities and girls to pursue mathematics related fields. Three groups of thirty middle school mathematics teachers from throughout Arizona spent three weeks at a summer residential institute developing new approaches to mathematics education, including exploring the connections between mathematics and real world situations. Participants later returned to campus for a two-day workshop to discuss successes and failures after a year of implementation.