Great Hearts receives grant to support innovative math instruction

Great Hearts Academies, Arizona’s largest non-profit network of public charter schools, received a $50,000 grant from the APS Foundation to support its two-year pilot program to deliver top-tier math education in collaboration with Reasoning Mind.

Great Hearts LogoReasoning Mind is a national non-profit that offers the Russian Mathematics curriculum together with a thorough and intentional method of instruction, according to a press release.

The partnership between Great Hearts and Reasoning Mind features a master mathematics teacher as the center of instruction; the teacher is supported by a technology platform that allows each student to work through problems at a level that challenges them and enables the teacher to work with small groups to provide targeted instruction.

“The APS Foundation is a leader in investing in Arizona’s education system and preparing students to compete in the global economy,” said Ward Huseth in the release. Mr. Huseth is Great Hearts Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

“Their grant demonstrates a shared commitment with Great Hearts to providing high-quality mathematics instruction as part of a robust liberal arts education.  We are deeply grateful for its investment and excited about the potential for this program.”

Combining Reasoning Mind’s effective approach with Great Hearts existing use of Singapore Math and the Socratic Method creates a powerful approach to teaching math and a strong model for math education in Arizona.

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