K-12 Engagement

Outreach for K-12 educators, students, and undergraduates... 

Outreach for K-12 educators, students, and undergraduates... is a big part of what we do here at UArizona Mathematics. Learn about all of the programs we offer the mathematics education community below!

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Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR)

The CRR was created to address the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers. They have provided excellent professional development opportunities for teachers in Southern Arizona for over 20 years. Their goal is to retain mathematics teachers currently in the field while also attracting college students to the teaching profession. Every year, CRR hosts MEAD (Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day), Arizona's largest mathematics education event. See their website for more information on programs, events, and workshops.

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Tucson Math Circle

The Tucson Math Circle promotes and develops interactions between secondary school students and mathematicians through weekly problem-solving sessions. The circles offer a great way for pre-college students to sharpen their problem-solving skills in an informal setting, after school or on weekends. Students work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics with professors and graduate students and share the excitement about mathematics. They learn through fun activities without formal tests and examinations.


Center for Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA)

NOTE: This project is no longer active

While this program is on longer active, the CEMELA website houses helpful resources. The Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA) is an interdisciplinary, multi-university consortium focused on the research and practice of the teaching and learning of mathematics with Latino students in the United States. CEMELA aims to understand the interplay of mathematics education and the unique language, social and political issues that affect Latino communities.

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Math and Parent Partners (MAPPS)

NOTE: This program is no longer active

The MAPPS program was geared towards parents of children in grades K-12. By utilizing visual tools and hands-on materials, parents work in a relaxed, cooperative setting to solve math problems. By partnering with MAPPS, the parents begin to understand the importance of mathematics to their children's future, become familiar with new changes in teaching mathematics and ultimately realize that both they and their children can be successful learning math. MAPPS Programs are now in place in 12 districts in 9 states around the country. 


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