Math identity refers to how students think about themselves in relation to math. This includes their beliefs about:
Recent research shows that math identity plays a crucial role in students’ decisions to engage in math learning. The goal of this project is to advance understanding of the characteristics of after school programs that foster students’ math identity, by exploring the relationship of these characteristics to student interest, engagement, and achievement in mathematics. This project is unique in that it focuses on an informal learning environment and on the social-emotional competencies that are involved in math learning.
Our ability to effectively complete this project lies in our demonstrated experience in impact evaluations, implementation evaluations, math teaching and learning, social-emotional learning, and our relationship with the program developer, FHI 360.