WHY IT MATTERS
gain the ability to adapt their system in forever changing state & national contexts (i.e. funding, curriculum & instruction mandates).
TEACHERS & ADMINISTRATORS
learn to maximize their time, talent, resources and support to provide the best possible math learning & teaching environment without being at the mercy of a forever changing fiscal & human resource landscape in education.
grow their positive mathematical identity so they can face & solve non-routine tasks and become skilled leaders in the workforce.
WHAT WE DO
In partnership with a school district, MLC uses a complex problem solving process adapted from systems engineering to re-define how a district solves their complex system K-12 math learning and teaching problem.
This process finds sustainable & adaptable solutions, maximizes existing time, talent, effort, dollars and emphasizes decision driven data collection to develop students as mathematical thinkers, problem solvers, and self-regulated learners. In turn, the system grows ALL students’ positive math identity.
Students are more engaged in problem-solving and mathematical thinking. Our mathematics classes have become more rigorous across the board, and students are meeting the challenge of that rigor. Director, Secondary Teaching & Learning, Culver City Unified School District
Student Math Achievement
44% of 6-8 graders at Richard Henry Dana Middle School with 1 year of exposure to MLC met/exceeded the math state standard, while 29% of 6-8 grade students with no exposure to MLC met/exceeded the math state standard.
Students Exceeding Math Standards
Student Equity & Access
After MLC implementation, the percentage of underrepresented minority (African-American) students in Culver City High School enrolled in college-ready courses increased from 35% in 2013-14 to 62% in 2015-16.
Students Enrolled In College-Ready Courses
WE USE A SYSTEMS APPROACH
MLC understands the complex systems that school districts must balance in order to prioritize math learning and teaching. In an effort to manage this complexity, MLC partners with district leadership to apply a systems engineering complex problem solving process to the education sector. Using this approach, school districts are able to build contribution & ownership when finding solutions across the system by rethinking their problem solving method, using their existing system resources, and prioritizing leadership.
WE DEVELOP STUDENTS’ POSITIVE MATHEMATICAL IDENTITY
MLC believes that mathematics is the foundation for success in all STEM subject areas. We also believe that ALL students are capable of becoming mathematical thinkers, problem solvers, and self-regulated learners. MLC’s systems approach to problem solving ensures that districts find sustainable and adaptable solutions to the right problem to ensure that the K-12 system supports ALL students in growing as mathematical thinkers, problem solvers, and self-regulated learners.
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