# THE CALCULUS PROJECT

*“The work I do in The Calculus Project made me more engaged and I evolved as a student overall.” *

*Jamari Brewster, Newton graduate who studied Calculus and AP Statistics*

### The Impact: Fund an Additional Class of TCP 8th Graders

Research shows a strong correlation between taking high-level math in high school and completing college. Prior to The Calculus Project — a program funded in part by a grant from NSF — few Black, Latinx, and low-income students were represented in advanced math classes in Newton’s four middle schools and two high schools.

Due to its amazing success, record numbers of students want to participate in The Calculus Project, and NPS wants to increase the number of students in each incoming cohort.

Our goal is to raise enough money for an additional class of rising 8th graders. For every $700 we raise, one more student can participate.

2021 Graduates of The Calculus Project

### Your donation — of any size — will open a lifetime of possibilities for more Newton students.

# YOUR IMPACT

Since the Calculus Project’s launch in 2013, your financial support has played a key role in the significant enrollment growth NPS has seen in high-level mathematics among traditionally underrepresented student groups.

- Students build increased skill and confidence in math allowing them to thrive in advanced math classes.
- Skills gained boost student confidence in their other classes.
- Connections formed with TCP cohort students and teachers build feelings of inclusion and respect.

The Calculus Project in Newton currently serves 150 students in grades 8-12. At a cost of $700 per student for a full year of programming, its success depends on a public-private partnership between the Newton Public Schools, corporate donors, and generous individuals.

The Calculus Project helps students build their math skills and confidence. Students attend a three-week intensive summer “math camp” where they preview the upcoming year’s math curriculum, learn life and study skills, and go on exciting field trips to STEM companies like Google and iRobot. Throughout the school year, they are offered twice-a-week after-school tutoring support.