NC is a leader in math education.

NC2ML works to ensure that NC teachers and leaders have resources and learning opportunities to continue doing great work.

The North Carolina Collaborative for Mathematics Learning (NC2ML) is a research-practice partnership that includes The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, universities and school districts across the state of North Carolina. Through this partnership, teachers, district and state leaders, mathematicians, and researchers work together to support mathematics education in North Carolina.

North Carolina is highly regarded in the area of math education. Our national presence in the field is the result of a number of factors:

  • A collaborative network of committed K-12 educators, school- and district-based leaders, university faculty, and professional development leaders dedicated to the advancement of math education in NC.
  • Our ability to serve as a reputable and trustworthy resource for educators from across the country.
  • Our many high-quality teacher education programs.

We build upon these factors to foster a partnership that seeks to strengthen students’ math learning in NC by ensuring that all of our students will be college and career ready — problem solvers who can use their math skills to achieve their goals and succeed in jobs both in the current economy and in the future. We believe the math classroom should be an active, energized environment where students work together to solve problems. We support math education that’s research based and teacher tested. We’re here to give educators the resources they need to be outstanding leaders in the classroom and to help parents appreciate and understand today’s math. While our work is broad and far-reaching, our ultimate goal is to cultivate a community committed to the strengthening of mathematics education in NC.

Research Team

P. Holt Wilson
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Principal Investigator

Katie Mawhinney
Applachian State University
Professor of Mathematics
Principal Investigator

Allison McCulloch
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator

Michelle Stephan
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Associate Professor
Principal Investigator

Katie Schwartz
East Carolina University
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Principal Investigator

Jared Webb
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Research Associate

Angela Neblett
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Project Manager

Arren Duggan
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Graduate Research Assistant

Megan Martin
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Graduate Research Assistant

Paul Wonsavage
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Graduate Research Assistant

Emily Bryant
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Graduate Research Assistant

Lauren Baucom
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Graduate Research Assistant

Beverly Vance
NC Department of Public Instruction
Mathematics and Science
Program Director

Lisa Ashe
NC Department of Public Instruction
Secondary Mathematics Consultant

Joseph Reaper
NC Department of Public Instruction
Secondary Mathematics Consultant

Denise Shulz
NC Department of Public Instruction
Elementary Mathematics Consultant

In addition to our Research Team, more than 500 educators in school districts across North Carolina have supported, or continue to support, the mission and work of NC2ML.

Partners

North Carolina Collaboration for Math Learning

UNCG School of Education

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Appalachian State College of Arts and Sciences

UNCG Mathematics Education Program

East Carolina College of Education

UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education

UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Gate City Writes The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Transforming Teaching Through Technology The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Former Research Team Partners

Kimberly Kappler-Hewitt
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Former Principal Investigator

Tiffany Perkins
NC Department of Public Instruction
Director, K-12 Instruction and Technology

Kitty Rutherford
NC Department of Public Instruction
Elementary Mathematics Consultant

Jennifer Curtis
Founder & President
Emerald Education, Inc.