Students’ Proudest Moments
“[It] was when I couldn’t figure out a math problem and I kept on trying and trying until I got it right.”
“[It] was when I got to learn why studying and going to school is important”
“[It] was when I got to go home and tell my mom what I want to do when I grow up and go to college.”
“All of the times I raised my hand, because that’s something I don’t do often.”
Teachers and Teaching Assistants on the Value of the Program
“The hands-on modeling activities were a great fit with Common Core, and I can use them in my classroom next year.”
“The program did help me become a better teacher because I had the opportunity to not only teach, but learn new and effective ways to teach through the professional development. Having a TA and essentially being a mentor, I had to reflect on me as a teacher and what I wanted my TA to learn from me.”
“The access to technology and the presence of two adults in the room helped students be more active in their own learning.”
Most low-income and English Language Learners are significantly behind in math by the time they reach middle school. The gap in performance between lower-performing Latino students and higher-performing Caucasian and Asian students increases from 30% in third grade mathematics to 46% in tenth grade mathematics. This achievement gap widens as students progress through their education. If these students do not catch up by middle school, they are unlikely to catch up in high school. As a result, many will not go on to obtain a higher education.
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The Math Acceleration Program is an intensive summer enrichment program whose goal is to help incoming middle school students increase their competency and confidence to succeed in Pre-Algebra. The program uses an interactive learning approach to teach students study skills they can use across many subject areas. This motivates them to pursue college preparatory coursework.
The Math Acceleration Program designed and executed by ALearn:
If you attend or will attend a school in one of the above districts, inquire at the Main Office of your school or call the District’s Summer Programs coordinator. If your District does not appear here, check back frequently throughout the spring, as new ones will appear.