The UJIMA Project (NSF #1845841)

The goal of the UJIMA project is to study the mathematics learning and identity development of approximately 350 Black youth from middle school to high school across three communities of varying socioeconomic status. The project also explores the design features of a curriculum that promote Black youths’ connections to mathematics.

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Target Audience: 
Grades 7-12; Urban and Suburban; Black/African American
STEM Discipline(s): 
Mathematics
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The UJIMA project expands our understanding of the mathematical development of Black youth as a demographic, as well as the curricular supports that can move a mathematics identity from a private, neutral, and implicit space into a public, political, explicit space of learning.

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Maisie Gholson