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Math Matters for Equity

Math Matters for Equity is a citywide effort to build a culture where math matters for everyone. Mathematical literacy is as important as reading and writing. We believe that every child can enjoy success in math as long as they are provided with the right opportunities, services, and supports. Our vision is that all young people in Cambridge will graduate from high school equipped with the mathematical and problem-solving skills, financial literacy, and growth mindset necessary to successfully pursue their goals for education, career, and adult life. Math Matters for Equity partners include the Cambridge Public Schools and:

Cambridge STEAM Initiative is a joint venture between the City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs, Cambridge Public School Department, and the Cambridge Public Library. Using a racial justice lens to frame all of its efforts, the STEAM Initiative works to ensure that Cambridge residents who are most impacted by systemic inequities have access to high quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programming, resources, and skill-building opportunities. 

Family Policy Council is dedicated to developing policy and program recommendations aimed at ensuring all children, teens and their families have access to what they need to be successful, engaged residents who are prepared for life in our community and in the world.

MathTalk is a community-based technology company made up of a team of parents, teachers, researchers, organizer, children’s media producers, designers, artists, game developers, entrepreneurs and kids, that turn stories, public art, and augmented reality experiences into products and activities that make adults and the children in their lives smile while learning math.

Tutoring Plus advances educational equity by supporting youth in their academic, personal and social growth through free, individualized tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programs.

Young People’s Project uses Math Literacy Work to develop the abilities of elementary through high school students to succeed in school and in life, and in doing so involves them in efforts to eliminate institutional obstacles to their success.

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