Creating Mathematically Connected Communities

The MC² Mission

Our mission is to improve student achievement and the teaching and learning of K-12 school mathematics by building a statewide learning community of mathematics educators, mathematicians, and public school leaders.
The purpose of our grant is to
  • Offer year-round professional development for district leadership teams through Secondary Lenses on Learning
  • Provide school-based follow-up Professional Development with individual teachers and within professional learning communities (PLC) to
    • Align Assessments with Standards,
    • Assist districts in implementing new standards-based curricula,
    • Assist in developing and implementing ongoing assessments, and/or
    • Provide math workshops for teachers in key areas such as geometry and measurement, algebraic thinking, and number and operations.
  • Build Capacity with School District Partners to
    • Build leadership capacity of District Leadership Teams, mathematics specialists, administrators, and teacher coaches
    • Establish a culture of continual professional learning and collaboration.
  • Develop and Support On-going Collaboration with Institutional Partners to
    • Support additional universities in improving and expanding mathematics education,
    • Build a state-wide cadre of mathematics leaders representing all stake-holders, and
    • Align state-wide efforts in the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning.

We are funded through a grant from the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) with U.S. Department of Education.

MC² is based out of New Mexico State University. Our project is a partnership between the College of Education, the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NMSU, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED), PED's Math & Science Bureau, and Institutional and District Partnerships. Intitutional partners include: University of New Mexico, Western New Mexico University (WNMU), Los Alamos Labs Math and Science and Academy (MSA), and Northern New Mexico Rural Schools Network (Northern Network).

Click here for a PDF flyer about the MC² program.