After-School Math PLUS (ASM+)

March 1st, 2004 - February 28th, 2009 | PROJECT

After-School Math PLUS (ASM+) uses the rapidly growing field of informal education as a venue to develop positive attitudes, build conceptual knowledge, and sharpen skills in mathematics for underserved youth in grades 3-8. "ASM+" brings families and children together in the pursuit of mathematics education and future career interests and directly addresses the NSF-ISE's four areas of special interests: (1) builds capacity with and among informal science education institutions; (2) encourages collaborations within communities; (3) increases the participation of underrepresented groups; and (4) models an effective after-school program. " ASM+" is being developed in collaboration with the New York Hall of Science and the St. Louis Science Center with support from after-school centers in their communities. "ASM+" incorporates the best practices of existing programs, while adding its own innovative elements that have proven successful in the NSF-funded "After-School Science Plus" (HRD #9632241). "ASM+" is aimed at underserved youth and their families, as well as after-school group leaders and teenage museum explainers who will benefit from training and participation in the project. It has facilitated the creation of alliances between museums, after-school centers, schools and the community.

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Merle Froschl, Principal Investigator, Educational Equity Concepts Inc
Barbara Sprung, Co-Principal Investigator, Educational Equity Concepts Inc
Diane Miller, Co-Principal Investigator, St. Louis Science Center
Preeti Gupta, Co-Principal Investigator, New York Hall of Science


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0337216
Funding Amount: 240842

Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 0438834
Funding Amount: 950758


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Mathematics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs