Demanding Academic Excellence: The Algebra Project

  • Joan T. Wynne Florida International University
Keywords: Higher Education, Urban Education, Low-Performing Students


Florida International University's Center for Urban Education and Innovation in the College of Education and the Algebra Project have created a model for accelerated learning for disenfranchised children. The program includes mathematics instruction using university researchers in high school classrooms, supplemented with after-school enhanced reading and writing instruction. Tutoring, mentoring, experiential learning and an intensive residential summer institute provide a model for engaging lowperforming high school students.