Do you want to improve your students’
Join our Project Hope the Javits Grant Research!
If you would like your school to participate in Project Hope,
About Project Hope
Project Hope is a federally funded, five-year research study
designed to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of Mentoring
Mathematical Minds (M3) program, a challenging and motivational
curriculum for grades 3 – 5 LEP students. The first phase of the
study will take place in New York, with scale-up to follow in three
other states, New Jersey, Florida and California.
The M3 Program
The M3 program is a research-based mathematics curriculum for
promising students. It was developed as acceleration and enrichment
approach with emphasis on students’ communication skills to achieve
a mathematical way of problem solving.
Potential Benefits for Schools
- LEP students’ math achievement and English Language proficiency
will be improved.
- Teachers’ expertise in math and ESL instruction will be
- Schools will be provided with enrichment resources in
- Achievement of all students in the school will be improved as
“A rising tide lifts all boats.”
Why should your School participate in the
- The educational needs of LEP students are unique. LEP gifted
students are advanced and motivated to learn but their strengths
are usually not recognized. They often receive little
differentiated instruction or curriculum according to their level
- The Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) program addresses the LEP
students’ needs directly by recognizing their strengths in math and
using these strengths to augment their English language
development. The advanced and motivating curriculum offered by M3
has shown to be effective in increasing the math achievement of
gifted students in high poverty urban schools.
- This study is funded by U.S. DOE under the Javits Gifted and
Talented Students Education Act and seeks to expand the
implementation of M3 program in four states — New York, New Jersey,
Florida and California.
- This project is a cooperative effort between schools and
researchers to find more responsive ways of scaffolding learning,
linguistically and academically, for LEP gifted students
For more information about Project Hope, please contact Seokhee
Cho, Ph.D. at (718) 990-1303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.