This opening episode highlights the Neurodevelopmental Framework, a key component of the Math for All approach to supporting mathematics learning for a wide range of students. Teachers use the NDF to help deepen their understanding of students’ strengths and challenges through 8 different cognitive lenses, creating targeted adaptations to existing math lessons to better support student learning.

Our second episode explores another key component of Math for All; the focal student approach. Hear a teacher and an instructional support leader share how lesson planning with a specific student in mind, rather than for a hypothetical average, benefits all students in the class.

Hear from school principals talk about the reasons they wanted their schools to participate in Math for All professional learning, about their leadership decisions to ensure its success, and about the ongoing impact the program has had on their teachers and students.

Access to rigorous mathematics learning is a matter of equity. Hear Math for All Project Director Babette Moeller and Co-Project Investigator Matt Mcleod define equity and share how Math for All tackles inequity in the mathematics classroom through its professional learning program.

Math for All talks to i3/EIR, the competitive grant program that funded a recent Illinois-based study about MFA’s efficacy, about the program, its goals, and why the program matters.

Host Mark Lesser talks with MFA project staff about math identity and the powerful role teacher’s play in developing that identify when they plan lessons with student strengths in mind.