All students are powerful learners.

Our mission is to challenge the way people think about how students learn. Students from all backgrounds are equally capable of success in math. The EF+Math Program is a new initiative to fund bold approaches through inclusive discovery and development to dramatically increase math outcomes for students in grades 3-8. We focus on students who have been traditionally underserved. They deserve access to the best resources and tools to help them reach their full potential. We focus on foundational skills necessary for learning: executive functions. Executive functions allow students to have agency over their attention, emotions and behavior to achieve their goals. Executive functions are an essential asset that every student has. We want students to know how to use them to learn anything.

 
 

Supporting Bold Ideas

The EF+Math Program is about unlocking the potential already inside each student. We aim to develop powerful math learners by:

  1. showing students that theIR BRAINS ARE ALWAYS learning

  2. empowering STUDENTS to take control of their own learning

We invest in inclusive R&D teams to create breakthrough solutions that will tackle long-standing learning challenges. This work is equity-focused, research-informed and designed with educators at the center.

 
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What

 

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL IN EVERY STUDENT TO BE A POWERFUL MATH LEARNER.

 
 

How

 

Our Work Is Equity-Focused, Research-Informed and Designed with Educators at the Center.

 
 
 

Why

 

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONs are AN ESSENTIAL ASSET THAT EVERY STUDENT HAS. WE WANT STUDENTS TO KNOW HOW TO USE them TO LEARN ANYTHING.

 
 

Success

 

demonstrating breakthroughs THAT INTEGRATE EXECUTIVE FUNCTION AND MATH SKILLS TO DRAMATICALLY BOOST STUDENT OUTCOMES.

 
 
 
 

What We Do

 

We are a five-year program born from thousands of conversations with educators, researchers and designers/developers.

 

WE FUND BOLD APPROACHES

We fund bold approaches to dramatically improve math outcomes for students in grades 3-8 by building executive functions, with a focus on students who have been traditionally underserved.

 

WE ENSURE EDUCATORS ARE AT THE CENTER

We ensure educators are at the table and have a privileged voice in the co-design process, in our inclusive R&D model.

 

WE HELP BUILD TEAMS

We create opportunities for multi-disciplinary discovery and development teams to form and co-create ideas for these bold new approaches.

 

WE COORDINATE THE WORK

We coordinate the work to ensure it includes equity and privacy by design, is grounded in the science of learning, is piloted and improved in classrooms, and is useful and usable to teachers and students.

 
 
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Funding Opportunities

 

Watch webinars to learn more about our program.

Read the full Call for Proposals for the Prototyping and Applied Research Tracks.

See a comprehensive list of all key dates in the application process.

 
 

District Co-Design Partner applications
Open until 10/25

Educator Leadership Council applications
Closed

Concept Notes
Open until 12/11

Optional Facilitated Team Development applications
Closed

 
 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We value diversity, equity and inclusion in every part of our work — from program design, to selection of grantees, to the composition of our own team — to ensure we represent the racial, ethnic and gender balance of the students we aim to serve. Further, we partner with educators who work with students who have been traditionally underserved to ensure the approaches that are developed will empower students, affirm their innate abilities and provide conditions for them to tap into their agency.  

Our inclusive R&D approach brings researchers, developers and educators together to co-design practical solutions that prioritize the voices and lived experiences of the teachers and students we aim to serve.

 We are committed to:

  • Building and funding teams that represent the racial, ethnic and gender balance of the students we aim to serve  

  • Collaboratively engaging a range of researchers, educators, technology professionals and community advocates in ways that build upon our collective expertise 

  • Holding all funded teams accountable to the principles of targeted universalism, which designs strategies for specific groups of students to achieve universal goals, in their development and evaluation. 

 
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