The NDDPI is committed to helping improve mathematical concept understanding for all North Dakota children and equipping educators with the tools to do so. The >Math in ND program is a grant opportunity made available through ESSER III funds to promote the use of blended learning instructional approaches in grades 3-8 math classrooms in North Dakota. Because math is cumulative, unfinished learning and skills from prior years make it difficult for students to master new concepts and achieve proficiency in later grades (New Classrooms, 2019). This program aims to increase math growth by closing the students’ math gaps by implementing a high-quality blended learning model.
This grant opportunity utilizes a collaborative approach for sustained change by including resources and supports from the REL Central (a mathematics research firm serving North Dakota), the NDDPI, and local >Math in ND teams from selected districts, along with involvement from other educational partners, including the ND Regional Education Associations.
The NDDPI will offer three Q & A webinars during the application process:
Applicants are encouraged to read and review the resources listed below that highlight how a blended learning model with educator support can target each student’s unique math gaps. When complemented with practicing continuous monitoring, refinement, and improvement of instructional practices, the NDDPI believes >Math in ND will increase math outcomes for students in grades 3-8.