EF+MathOur History, Team, Partners & Advisors
We seek to dramatically improve math outcomes for students in grades 3-8, particularly Black and Latinx students and students of all races experiencing poverty – by strengthening the core assets every student has – executive function (EF) skills.
Our History, Team, Partners & Advisors
EF+Math Program Team: The EF+Math team is a diverse, multi-disciplinary group who bring extensive experience in education, learning science, math equity and math learning, digital technology, and innovation.
Advisory Boards: Our Educator Leadership Council (ELC) is a diverse group of educators who work at the classroom, school, and district levels. Our Equity Research Advisory Board (ERA) is a panel of equity researchers of mathematics education, educational technology, critical race theory in mathematics, and systemic inequities in education.
Partners: Our partner organizations, like Digital Promise, Mathematica, and Educational Testing Services (ETS), bring a range of expertise in equity, assessment, research, evaluation, and design to our project awardees’ work. With collective decades of experience in education, they work alongside project teams to discover, hone, and share promising approaches–and ultimately continue to use them in the classroom with students.
Founded by Dr. Melina Uncapher in 2019, EF+Math was initially envisioned as a proof of concept program that could model core aspects of Inclusive Research and Development (R&D) in Pre-K12 education: educators, researchers, and developers working together on equal footing to build on insights from learning science to create useful and usable practices and tools for classrooms. The early strength of the program served as a foundational guide for the creation of the Advanced Education Research and Development Fund (AERDF).