Algebra Project Celebrates Successful Launch Meeting for New Accessible Calculus Project

by | Mar 29, 2024

The Algebra Project is pleased to announce the successful launch meeting for the NSF grant project titled “The Accessible Calculus Project: Advancing Equity by Democratizing Access to Advanced Mathematics.” Held at Kennesaw State University in Georgia this past November, the meeting marked the beginning of a collaborative effort between the Algebra Project, Kennesaw State University, and the National Society of Black Engineers. Key players from both organizations, including Executive Director Ben Moynihan, Director of Professional Development Bill Crombie, KSU’s Roneisha Worthy, Brian R. Lawler, and Alan Shaw, and KSU students representing NSBE convened to discuss the project’s objectives, methodologies, and anticipated outcomes. With a focus on ensuring students are better prepared for Calculus by introducing Calculus concepts in Algebra II, the grant will be piloted in Englewood Public Schools in New Jersey and Cobb County Public Schools in Georgia. This research will develop four curriculum modules for high school Algebra II courses, and will innovate the integration of experiential learning and online resources to ensure that students are better prepared for Calculus in high school or college. The 3-year NSF grant, awarded under their Racial Equity in STEM Education Program, will enable the team to delve deeper into researcher-practitioner collaboration and address critical challenges in high school education.

L to R: Alan Shaw, Roneisha Worthy, Bill Crombie, Ben Moynihan, Anie Udosen
L to R: Roneisha Worthy, Alan Shaw, Brian R. Lawler//KSU

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