TAP Math Sponsoring Partners Click the logo to access sponsor websites.
McDowell County Schools
Western Region Education Service Alliance
North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center
Suntex International, Inc.
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics
About TAP MATH...
The purpose of TAP Math is to develop school-based visions of quality mathematics instruction and to create Mathematics Instructional Leadership Teams in participating school districts. Because of the strong relationship between K-8 student knowledge of mathematics - or deficits in that knowledge - and high school achievement, the project is addressing K-8 lead teachers and principals. Results of our survey of over 800 K-8 teachers and leaders indicate a need across the grades for greater understanding of algebraic reasoning, strategies for solving complex problems, clarification of objectives in number in the mathematics curriculum, and mathematical vocabulary.
By building the capacity of lead teachers and principals and assistant principals to support the teaching and learning of mathematics, the project will increase the mathematics content knowledge of these leaders, develop a shared vision of what quality mathematics instruction looks like, bridge the implementation of the School Executive and Teacher Standards with classroom practices, and examine strategies for implementing the Common Core State Standards. Together, these purposes combine to support increased student achievement. The specific goals of the project are:
Goal 1: Increase content knowledge of the mathematics that is essential for K-8 students for each participating lead teaccher and administrator during the focus year.
Goal 2: Increase the school-level student achievement in mathematics during the focus year and the follow-up year in each participating school.
Goal 3: Improve school-wide classroom instruction of the mathematics curriculum in each participating school.
Goal 4: Develop sustainable partnerships between and among TAP Math's higher education faculty consultants, participating districts, and individual schools.
TAP Math has received federal funding from Title II Part B. Federal legislation requires that non-public schools in our partnering districts be invited to consult, provide input, and participate with TAP Math. If you are a private or home-school leader and are interested in consulting and participating in the TAP Math project, please contact the mathematics supervisor in your county or our project staff at 919-760-8756. Charter schools are also invited. TAP Math partnering districts are listed on the left side of this webpage. We encourage you to join us for consultation and planning implementation details for the project. You may also reach us via email at email@example.com.