To empower the next generation to use mathematics as a tool to understand - and seek solutions for - the most pressing global challenges of our time.
By blending the precision of mathematics with the ambiguities of complex global issues, MathAction students learn to use mathematics to investigate social issues, recognize multiple perspectives, communicate ideas and inform their actions. Our ultimate goal is to help young people develop into well-informed global citizens who will make a positive contribution to the world.
"I am truly impressed by the depth and breadth of what students learned about refugees. The project brought out a lot of math and lot of compassion from my students.”
- Alexandra (7th grade math teacher)
"I was really skeptical in the beginning. During the Measuring Human Rights Investigation I found myself as engaged as my students. We discussed matters of real significance during Algebra class. We got to use math in an authentic, relevant way.”
- Ryan (9th grade Algebra teacher)
"Both my mathematically vulnerable students and my high performing students were fully engaged in MathAction's investigation. It brought the notion of 'low floor high ceiling' to a new level. Everyone had a place around the table."