If your school or district is struggling with raising the Math proficiency of its delayed-performance students,
Black Math Genius can help with programming and professional development.
The program is aligned to the College and Career Readiness, SEL, and CSTA standards.
How is our program different?
- BMG puts black children at the center of learning. It revolves around an African-centered pedagogy that respects and expects the best from black children. The program doesn’t see them as a problem that needs fixing but as a genius that needs an encouraging facilitator and cheerleader.
- BMG does not teach around standards. It does not have a traditional flow. Instead, concepts are taught in clusters around specific topics or themes. For instance, the Malcolm X (Solving Equations) Module is about “Finding the Unknown”. Malcolm named himself X as he was searching for his unknown roots. In Algebra, ‘x’ represents the value of the unknown value the solver is seeking.
- BMG is future-focused and relevant to what’s important in life. We don’t ask students to figure out “how many cattle can be branded per hour if ten cattle can be branded per second.” Most black students live in big cities and have great common sense. Thus, our students will get stuck trying to figure this out because they don’t know what “cattle” is. Further, we understand the importance of not only Math, but also programming/coding for the future. Each section has a Python coding project to equip students to do well for the best careers of their time.
- Standardized testing is not working for our students, especially K-2 students and black students.
- Students are able to use what they learn in BMG to solve real-world problems.
WE ARE ON A DECLINE!
For the past two decades, the number of Black students majoring in STEM fields have been on the decline. Black professionals in the STEM industries are grossly underrepresented. On average, we represent 5% of STEM fields. Yet, we represent 15% of the population. For other groups, such as Asians, they are overrepresented. This has a direct impact on the wealth gap.
THANK YOU BLACK MATH GENIUS!
BMG seeks to not only have students perform well on high-stakes assessments, but to inspire adults to choose STEM majors over lower paying ones.