Grant Overview
MathPLUS (Promoting Learning and Understanding for Students in Mathematics)

Name of Grant

Promoting Learning and Understanding for Students in Mathematics

Acronym For Grant

MathPLUS (Promoting Learning and Understanding for Students in Mathematics)

Amount of Funding

nearly $1,000,000

Length of Funding

3 years

Beginning and End Dates

September 1, 2010 – September 30, 2013

Source of Funding

Kentucky Department of Education via U.S. Department of Education

Districts Served

Allen County, Butler County, Campbellsville Independent,

Hart County, Larue County, Logan County, Monroe County,

Russellville Independent, Taylor County, Union County

Numbers of schools served

10 high schools

Number of students served

Over 10,000 students served (over the course of 3 years)

Number of teachers participating (if applicable)


Grade Levels served

High school

Project Personnel

Kim Estes, Project Coordinator

Amy Jones-Lewis, Grant Mathematics Consultant

Math Specialist, Intermediate Unit 1 Center for STEM Education, Coal Center, PA

Dr. Hope Marchionda, Grant Mathematics Consultant

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Ogden College of Science & Engineering at Western Kentucky University

Dr. Gary Houchens, Grant Leadership Consultant

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership & Research in the College of Education at WKU

Project Evaluator

Dr. Ric Keaster, WKU

Contact Information

Kim Estes 230 Technology Way Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-563-2113

MathPLUS (Promoting Learning and Understanding for Students in Mathematics) - Major Grant Components

Major Grant Components
  • Content-Specific PD
  • Authentic, guided Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Thinking Strategies in Mathematics
  • PLC Training
  • Formative Assessment
  • One-on-one Coaching
  • Demonstration Sites
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • College Readiness
  • Teacher Content Knowledge

MathPLUS (Promoting Learning and Understanding for Students in Mathematics) - Products of Work

Recommended Websites - is devoted to offering fun, yet challenging, lessons and activities in secondary (and college level) mathematics and computer programming for students and teachers. Created by two mathematics teachers.

MathPLUS WIKISPACE _ September 7, 2012 Training - All of the resources shared on in the morning session of Effectively and Efficiently Using Technology Tools to Support Teaching and Learning. 

Recommended Readings

Pedagogical Resources

Presenter Name:
Area of Expertise:

- Major Sources of Research

How Students Learn Mathematics (Donovan, 2005)

National Math Advisory Panel 2008

Accountability for Learning (Reeves, 2004)

Secondary Lenses on Learning: Team Leadership for Mathematics in Middle and High Schools (Grant, 2009)

Mosaic of Thought (Keene, Zimmermann, 2000)

Deborah Ball

John Van de Walle

William & Black

- Additional Resources