Accelerated Math Program

American Indians make up approximately 1% of the U.S. population but are among the most underrepresented in STEM bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Many institutions have expressed concern at the low math capability of incoming American Indian freshmen. When these students attempt to enter STEM majors, they often become frustrated while trying to keep up with or even enroll in required math courses. As a result, many American Indian students switch majors or simply drop out of college.

The Accelerated Math Program is designed to bridge the skill gap between these students' current ability and their upcoming major's math requirements. Over the course of 6 weeks, (M-F, 8 hours per day) students will participate in the 180 class-hour program. The program will consist of periods of direct instruction and periods dedicated to independent math work. An iPad will be provided for each student's use of supplemental resources such as Khan Academy, Wolfram's Alpha, and other math tools.

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Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Brett
Last Name: 
Runnion
Title: 
NSF - EPSCoR Coordinator
Location: 
8294 Upper Box Elder Road
Box Elder, MT 59521
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2012
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Girls served annually: 
6
Boys served annually: 
1
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
Stone Child College
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Brett
Last Name: 
Runnion
Title: 
Program Manager, Science & Math Institute
Location: 
8294 Upper Box Elder Road MS L200
Box Elder, MT
United States
Phone: 4063954875
Slug: 
accelerated-math-program

Available Resources/Activities

workshops/classes/training
volunteers
teaching or tutoring
facilities/physical space

Collaboration Interests

working with similar organizations
working with informal organizations
working with industry representatives
working with higher education
joint event planning

Needed Resources/Activities

teaching or tutoring
evaluation/assessment services
equipment donations
computer access

Populations Served

rural
low income
diversity focus
at-risk
2 year college

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