Program Type

Curriculum/Instructional Materials
College Readiness

Target Audience

All Students

Teachers/Educational Leaders




Grades 6 - 8
Grades 9 - 12

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Program Overview

The Texas Instruments MathForward program combines TI technology with coaching and professional development. Both educators and students benefit from the program. The MathForward program was created to reduce the achievement gap between diverse student populations. It has been applied equally well in classrooms with proficient, struggling, English Language Learners and Special Needs students.

MathForward is a for-profit program that:

  • follows a consistent, systematic approach;
  • focuses on skills and strategies that students need to be effective problem solvers;
  • includes embedded (real-time) formative assessment;
  • allows teachers to easily personalize instruction;
  • incorporates integral professional development and in-classroom coaching; and
  • recognizes the importance of home-to-school communication.

MathForward is designed to support and complement any core math curriculum by providing targeted instruction and practice in essential math concepts, skills, and strategies. It provides support, so all teachers can deliver high-quality, consistent instruction. It helps students communicate their mathematical thinking through collaborative learning facilitated by technology and provides immediate feedback to teachers and students regarding the state of their mathematical knowledge. MathForward is based on the latest research on systemic change in math education.


Jenny Cezar, Grant Partnership Consultant, Texas Instruments


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Design Principles

The programs in this database clear a high bar. STEMworks reviewed each program against the Design Principles for Effective STEM Philanthropy.

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Overarching Principles

  • Need

    Identify and target a compelling and well-defined need.

  • Evaluation

    Use rigorous evaluation to continuously measure and inform progress towards the compelling need identified.

  • Sustainability

    Ensure work is sustainable.

  • Replication and Scalability

    Demonstrate replicability and scalability.

  • Partnerships

    Create high impact partnerships

  • Capacity

    Ensure organizational capacity to achieve goals.

STEM Principles

  • Challenging and Relevant Content

    Offer challenging and relevant STEM content for the target audience

  • STEM Practices

    Incorporate and encourage STEM practices.

  • Inspiration

    Inspire interest and engagement in STEM.

  • Under-Represented Groups

    Identify and address the needs of under-represented groups.