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The Algebra (Cohort) Project in Michigan

Primary Investigator(s):

Funding Agency: Algebra Project Inc/National Science Foundation

Amount: $125,827

Period: 2/9/2008 - 8/31/2013

The cohort approach to improving achievement of initially low-performing students in under-resourced communities contrasts with the current practice of remediation. It aims to accelerate them using materials that engage them in meaningful mathematics and prepare them for college-level mathematics, and to support their development through additional interventions that change their immediate peer and classroom culture, even though the culture of their larger context may be negative.