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MC2 Project &
Gadsden Mathematics Initiative

Lead Partner: New Mexico State University

NMSU District Partners:

  • Central NM: Alamogordo, NM Regional Education Cooperative #9 ( Capitan, Carrizozo, Cloudcroft, Corona, Hondo, Ruidoso, Tularosa);
  • Northern NM: Española, Moriarty, Raton, Santa Rosa, Taos, West Las Vegas
  • Southeastern NM: Dexter, Hagerman, Hobbs, Lake Arthur, Loving, Lovington, Tatum;
  • Southern NM: Gadsden, Hatch, Las Cruces

Institutional Partners: Eastern New Mexico University, Los Alamos National Laboratory Northern New Mexico Math & Science Academy, Northern NM Network for Rural Education, University of New Mexico, and Western New Mexico University

The Mathematically-Connected Communities (MC2 ) project at New Mexico State University is a strong partnership between the College of Education, the Mathematical Sciences Department, and 25 school districts throughout the state.

Project staff includes

  • Principal investigators:
Wanda Bulger-Tamez, Project Coordinator for MC2
Dr. Karin Wiburg, Associate Dean for Research, College of    Education
Dr. Doug Kurtz, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Eight mathematicians from NMSU and an additional mathematician from Western New Mexico University
  • Eleven Mathematics Educators who are serving as field specialists and working continuously with districts to facilitate implementation of the project .
  • A three-person evaluation team (educational researcher, statistics professor, and math educator) and a graduate research assistant.
  • Two multimedia web developers who are developing a web-based knowledge environment for mathematics teachers in the state.
The mission of our project is to improve student achievement and the teaching and learning mathematics by building a state-wide learning community of mathematics educators, mathematicians, and public leaders.

Our focus is to

  • Offer Summer academies connected to year-round professional development.
  • Provide continuous professional development
  • Build Capacity with school district partners
  • Develop and support on-going collaboration with institutional partners

MC2 Evaluation Reports

Gadsden Mathematics Initiative (GMI) Reports :