Project Overview

Journeys in Mathematics is funded by the Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program, generated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Many partners are collaborating to make this project possible:

The partners of the Journeys in Mathematics project are working to change the nature of mathematics instruction in Alaska by improving the pedagogical content knowledge of K-8 teachers.

The project features summer institutes and follow-up colloquia with national experts; study groups; peer coaching using Japanese Lesson Study, web chat and e-mentoring. Professional development will be a cooperative endeavor of UAA and its partner school districts. Mathematics faculty will contribute expertise in math content, education faculty in specific, research-based methodologies, and master teachers in modeling best practices.

Project Goals

The Journeys in Mathematics project has three primary goals: