The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Math Literacy Initiative


Summer Mathematics Initiative Courses

Teachers from participating districts can attend professional development for CEU’s or college credit leading to a graduate degree or Math Endorsement. If a teacher chooses to attend for college credit, additional fees apply (current tuition is $2,200 per 3-credit course).

Year 1 participants
PD/EDUTL 7701 : June 6-9
Lesson Study Planning: June 15-16
District Math Camp of choice

Year 2 participants
PD/EDUTL 7705: June 12-14
Lesson Study Planning: June 15-16
District Math Camp of choice

Year 3 participants
PD/Lesson Study Planning: June 15-16
District Math Camp of choice

Interested in becoming a participating district?

Join our growing mathematics literacy community! The only K-8 program of its kind in the nation based on the Algebra Project's 5-step curricular process, the initiative strives to create a culture of professionalism in mathematics through teacher professional development.

Our goal is to expand the Mathematics Literacy Initiative as a model of excellence in professional development to be replicated and disseminated widely in partnership with Ohio education systems, and beyond.

For more information, please contact Dr. Terri Bucci, co-director, at bucci.5@osu.edu.


The Ohio State Mansfield Mathematics Literacy Initiative (MLI) is a professional learning community that provides professional development for K-12 teachers based on nationally renowned Algebra Project’s 5-step curricular process. The initiative builds the effectiveness of mathematics instruction by increasing teacher content and pedagogical knowledge in concert with Ohio’s learning standards.

Through Ohio Department of Education grants, our initiative currently serves five school districts – Mansfield, Clear Fork, Lucas, Crestview and Galion – along with independent schools St. Peter’s and Discovery, encompassing nearly two dozen schools. Our goal is to expand the Math Literacy Initiative as a model of excellence in professional development to be replicated, and disseminated widely in partnership with Ohio education systems.

Participants in our program typically work towards a Master’s of Arts degree and an Ohio Math Endorsement. There also are opportunities for undergraduate participants to gain experience and credits in Math Education.

The Math Literacy Initiative is a partnership of The Ohio State University at Mansfield and Mansfield City Schools and is housed at the Springmill Learning Center.