Welcome to Mathematics in the City
Mathematics in the City (MitC) is a national center of research, curriculum development, and professional development for K-8 mathematics education.
MitC is a part of The City College of New York, and, being aligned with the College, we aim for access and excellence for “the children of the whole people” of New York City and the nation. Our mission is to support powerful mathematics instruction. We guide teachers towards developing their classrooms into mathematics workshops in which learners are engaged in inquiry, worthwhile mathematical tasks, proving their thinking, and communicating it to their peer.
Implicit in the work of the center is the belief that context, representation, and discourse are critical to learning. Teachers who participate in our workshops are immersed in mathematics themselves and are guided to develop dispositions that will allow them to transform their own students into lifelong young mathematicians.
MitC was established in 1995 by Professor Cathy Fosnot, as a collaboration between the City College of New York and the Freudenthal Institute, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. It has received funding by the National Science Foundation, the Exxon-Mobil Foundation, and the Department of Education of New York City. Through the years the project has expanded; today it functions as a think tank and center of professional development for mathematics education. To date, thousands of teachers from across the nation have participated in our institutes and workshops at CCNY. Teachers and schools also seek MitC’s support and guidance in their year-to-year operations. Staff developers and consultants from the project provide on-site in-classroom work.
If your school would like to receive MitC’s services or develop a plan for improving mathematics instruction, please go to “Professional Development Services” page and read about the different services and opportunities available, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Summer Workshop
The Architects’ Project: Area, Volume, and Nets for Grades 5 – 8 In this workshop we will explore the mathematics of a new geometry unit by Sylvia Glassco and Catherine Twomey Fosnot. Assuming the role of architects, participants will first explore the geometric relationships in the context and then develop practices to support students’ mathematical […]
WorkshopsMathematics in the City (MitC) is a national center of professional development for K-8 mathematics education. Read more
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On-Site Professional development servicesMathematics in the City supports schools in achieving excellence in mathematics Read more