The key to our approach is partnership. The Center for Mathematical Talent is not one program but an umbrella organization under which multiple programs around the city advance math enrichment in different ways. We work with government and other non-profit agencies that provide out-of-school programming to communities throughout New York City, including the city’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), The ExpandED Schools (TASC), and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) to address math enrichment in the city, provide connections among the different agencies, identify gaps, strengthen areas of weakness, develop curricular and training materials and conduct research on programs and approaches. To enlarge our impact, we are also working with a number of largely volunteer-run New York City programs – including the New York Math Circle, New York City Mathematics Team, and the New York City Interscholastic Math League. These programs give talented New York City students new opportunities to sharpen their math skills and connect with peers, often through the friendly but serious competition of math tournaments.
The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development supports youth and their families through a range of youth and community development programs, and administers city, state and federal funds to community-based organizations. CMT partners with DYCD on training their community workers to deliver field-tested CMT math curriculum in their after-school programs in public schools all around New York City. This semester, CMT also launched a project to bring math enrichment to the elementary school level, piloting at two public elementary schools funded by DYCD, located in underserved communities.
The Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) aims to create pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. CMT supports BEAM’s mission by providing classroom space for their programs. This year, CMT piloted a math circle for BEAM alumni called “Mathematics of Games.” This program aims to extend the students’ engagement with math.
New York Math Circle (“NYMC”)is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and supplementing mathematical education in New York City. It seeks to stimulate the enjoyment, appreciation and knowledge of mathematics through problem solving and guided discovery, both in our classes for students, and through courses for teachers. Through CMT, Courant accommodates NYMC’s classes over the school year and summer term. CMT also provides additional funding on top of their tuition reduction program, which is available to students who provide documentation of their eligibility for the Federal free school lunch program or Medicaid.
The ExpandED Schools (TASC) was the first organization to develop a city-wide model of afterschool programs for K-12 students. This model became the foundation of DYCD’s Out-of-School Time initiative. CMT has provided curricular materials and training to ExpandED Schools instructors.
The New York City Math Team (NYCMT) provides the means by which interested, outstanding students may prepare in order to collectively represent NYC in State, Regional, and National Mathematics Competitions. CMT has been a supporter of NYCMT and provides classroom space for their meetings and practices.
Interested in Becoming a Partner?
Our relationship with each organization is different, depending on its mission, structure and resources.
If you are interested in becoming a partner with CMT, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org