Learning Design

Mathematics and Equity

We believe that students’ academic success must not be predicted on the basis of the color of their skin, their gender, their socio-economic-status, or their language. Also, that every student should have access to an excellent mathematics education. Our mathematics instructional materials address complex equity issues to ensure that access, especially for ELL students and others who need a voice in the classroom.


Educators at the Hall work at every level of the educational system to ensure that equity in the mathematics classroom remains a priority. Our standards-based mathematics curricula, including EQUALS and Family Math, are designed to address people of all colors, socio-economic classes, and language backgrounds.

Our materials and programs also involve families in their children’s mathematics education. This support helps bridge the gap between home and school for English-language learners.

Over the years, we have conducted professional development in-services for hundreds of thousands of teachers and administrators, increasing their awareness of equity issues and changing the way they teach. They learn how individuals acquire mathematics skills, and innovative teaching strategies that address learning differences.

Our mathematics learning materials cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Algebra
  • Changing practices for diverse classrooms
  • Cooperative learning and problem-solving strategies
  • English language development and mathematics content
  • Doing mathematics at home
  • Geometry for middle school
  • Middle school investigations
  • Multiculturalism
  • Statistics