The Better Math Teaching Network: Lessons Learned from the First Year

American Institutes for Research

Far too many students are disengaged in understanding algebra. Since Algebra I is the gatekeeper to advanced math and science coursework, this seriously limits their future educational and career opportunities.

The Better Math Teaching Network (BMTN) is a networked improvement community of New England researchers, teachers, and instructional leaders who are using improvement science principles to increase the number of students deeply and actively engaged in understanding algebra. The BMTN’s quick-cycle testing allows teachers to refine and share student-centered instructional routines across the network. This report details the findings from the BMTN’s first full year of implementation. 

BMTN is firmly committed to creating student-centered algebra classrooms in which students are actively and deeply engaged in understanding the content.