Inside Mathematics

The Noyce Foundation has developed Inside Mathematics, a multimedia website to assist teachers, principals, and school district leadership who struggle to provide the best mathematics instruction they can for their students. Too often, teachers who excel at reaching students have few ways of sharing these strong practices with others – and teachers who struggle, struggle alone. Our classroom doors have remained closed too often and for too long.

Inside Mathematics opens those doors:

  • to tested demonstration lessons presented to children and groups of observing teachers;
  • to provide guided tours of reflective mathematics practice, identifying what makes teaching, learning, and improving instruction in mathematics a difficult enterprise and providing resources for teachers to improve their practice;
  • to mathematics teaching and learning tools and resources to support classroom teachers', math coaches', and administrators' daily practices.
  • and to a professional learning community in which you are invited to open your own classroom door and engage in conversation about your own mathematics teaching and learning.

This initiative grew out of the Noyce Foundation's Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) and the First in Mathematics Consortium (FiMC). SVMI and FiMC are based on high performance expectations, ongoing professional development, examining student work, and improved math instruction. The initiatives include a formative and summative performance assessment system, pedagogical content coaching, and leadership training and networks. Coaches learn strategies of re-engagement with students around mathematics assessments, and demonstration lessons on re-engagement are featured here.