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Model Components

MEC Model Components engage diverse audiences with mathematics, issues and proven strategies to help all students reach their mathematical potential.

Components of MEC’s Community Engagement Model ensure that educators, parents and community members actively engage with mathematics and consider relevant issues in mathematics education. Components prepare participants to implement strategies to help each child learn the mathematics they need in school and after graduation. MEC components offer a range of learning opportunities for each audience over a five-year period.

In addition, the substantive leadership development strand embedded in multiple components prepares communities to sustain continuous mathematics improvement, reaching the ultimate goal: every student achieving her or his mathematics potential.

MEC Model Components

The Public3

  • Community Math Nights
  • Community-Business Advocacy Committees


  • Mathematics Content Courses
  • Numerical Reasoning Workshops     
  • Administrator Mathematics Leadership
  • Teacher Mathematics Leadership
  • Regional Mathematics Leadership            
  • Higher Ed-MEC Partnerships
  • Pre-service Program
  • National Networks
  • Innovation, Reflection, Sustainability

Numbers Matter – Host Numerical Reasoning Workshops

“I find that MEC approaches support students as they find several ways to solve problems and share with classmates. They are learning from each other. Not only are the lower students learning from the higher, but high students are also learning from students previously less successful with math.”  - 5th Grade Teacher

“Learning 21st Century mathematics in a MEC classroom setting has inspired me to recognized and appreciate mathematics relationships in the real world, ask “why” and “how” questions and have confidence in my own ability to solve problems. I have greater appreciation for the power and beauty of mathematics.”  - Elementary Teacher

“MEC courses have made me excited about mathematics and sharing strategies and methods with my students. Students’ understanding of the fifth grade curriculum is rapidly increasing!”  - 5th Grade Teacher