Let’s Start a New Conversation About Algebra

At Math Mirror®—home of the Math inquiries Project® (MiP)—we are exploring the challenges facing math learning with a focus on statistics and algebra, two of the most important fields of mathematics for everyday decision-making.

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Free, Open, Online, Digital Statistics Textbook

We recently released Street-Smart Stats: A Friendly Introduction to Statistical Research Methods, designed for anyone who would like to learn applied statistics. Check out the book!

Grimmway School Class

Grimmway Academy: A Model School for the Twenty-First Century

Based on rave reviews about Grimmway Academy, Math inquires Project visited this innovative charter school in Arvin, CA, to see for itself what makes this so successful. Read about this remarkable school in our blog posts by Juliet Kunkel.

The Perfect School
Eighth graders in California tell us:

• What their dream school would look and be like.
• What engages them in learning.
• What gets them excited about school.
• What makes them want to study of math and algebra.

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Math In California

Math inquiries Project® has added a new Math In California section: news concerning mathematics education—particularly algebra—that is specific to each county. We feel that distinguishing between these conversations at the county level is important, since each county differs in the way they are moving forward in developing math education.

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Keith Devlin Perspective

Learning Math Through Video Games

NPR's Math Guy Keith Devlin was interviewed by the Math inquiries Project about how to use technology in teaching algebra.

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Great News from Math Mirror®

Happy New Year to everyone that follows the Math inquiries Project® research and contributions to the change of conversation about algebra in our State.... Our energies on the Math Mirror® are defined in our mission statement: The Math inquiries Project initiative is an agent for change in the ongoing evolution of math education in California, dedicated to redirecting the conversation among teens so they may begin to comprehend the profound role of algebra in their lives. Our team has been busy the last ten years founding and growing MiP based on this mission. See Full Post →

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MiP Research Highlights

Posted by MiP • Jan 4, 2014

Math inquiries Project website, Math Mirror®, is a wide ranging source of research about mathematics, primarily focused on middle school algebra. MiP is committed to creating a more positive conversation about algebra at the critical point when it is first introduced to middle school students. MiP believes it is essential that algebra education and its benefits are better understood by more students, resulting in opening the doors to greater options in colleges and careers thus leading to greater economic prosperity. Read Full Post →

Recent Math News

First woman to win top prize in math

August 14, 2014

Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the highest honor in the field of mathematics. "I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians," she said in a statement released by Stanford. "I am sure there will be many more women winning this kind of award in coming years." See Full Post →

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