The Noyce Foundation has transitioned its work in mathematics from the direct work with schools and districts of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative and the First in Mathematics Consortium to a focus on the national dissemination of the tools and assets that came from those initiatives. The formative assessment, instructional, professional development, and coaching assets are being disseminated through national partners such as the Charles A. Dana Center, Agile Mind, the Urban Math Leaders Network, and Inside Mathematics.
The AYD program aims to improve achievement by shaping the culture of algebra classrooms. The program shapes the way adolescents think about themselves as learners with the goal of improving their academic achievement in mathematics and in high school. The Dana Center is enhancing the summer and school year AYD curriculum and professional development program, including developing an alignment of the materials contained in the program to the Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Practice and to the college readiness standards.Visit their site: www.utdanacenter.org/academicyouth
Examining Science & Math Course-Taking Patterns in California Middle and High School Pathways (Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning) (Santa Cruz, CA)
With WestEd and SRI International, conduct the first two phases of a statewide analysis of middle and high school course-taking patterns in math and science to examine what math and science courses 7th graders take; the effect and impact on their subsequent course taking in middle school and high school; and the impact on high school completion, fulfillment of A–G requirements, and eligibility for public universities in California.Visit their site: www.cftl.org
The Inside Mathematics multimedia website, developed by the Noyce Foundation, assists teachers, principals, and school district leadership who struggle to provide the best mathematics instruction they can for their students. Inside Mathematics provides tested demonstration lessons presented to children and groups of observing teachers; guided tours of reflective mathematics practice; and mathematics teaching and learning tools and resources to support classroom teachers', math coaches', and administrators' daily practices.Visit the site: www.insidemathematics.org