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Celebrating Shirley Kimbrough’s Life

Celebrating Shirley Kimbrough’s Life

We at the Algebra Project were saddened by the news that longtime ally, mother, wife, and organizer Shirley Kimbrough passed away on January 28, 2023. Shirley Kimbrough had the heart of an educator, community organizer, parent, caregiver, mentor and activist....

Five-Step Process: Step Two

Five-Step Process: Step Two

A word not often associated with mathematics is “obvious”. We usually ignore the obvious. That which is obvious is most often in the background, but mathematics tends to raise the obvious, almost in relief, and pulls it to the front of the stage. Mathematics looks at...

The Surprising Depth of Elementary Mathematics

The Surprising Depth of Elementary Mathematics

Dr. Robin Wilson Research often serves as a mode of storytelling. Researchers aim to uncover answers to questions that can help describe our world, and in doing so, by necessity, tell the story of that question and answer. But our individual stories are unique and...

A Message from Interim Executive Director Ben Moynihan

A Message from Interim Executive Director Ben Moynihan

Dear Friends of the Algebra Project, On one sunny afternoon in the fall of 1991, sitting in his family’s living room, Bob Moses asked me if I’d like to join the Algebra Project to work on an African Drums & Ratios Curriculum. I said yes, inspired first by what I...

Five-Step Process: Step One

Five-Step Process: Step One

In Algebra Project classrooms, the first step to learning mathematics is to capture student engagement. And so, the first step to the Five-Step Curricular Process is a shared physical event, a popular example being a trip. Students will hop on a bus or subway or...

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