The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Math Literacy Initiative


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.