Leveraging Math Research in Ed Tech Product Development

After spending 20 years in classrooms K-12, Mardi Gale came to WestEd in 1992 as a Regional Director for the Mathematics Renaissance Middle Grades and K-12 initiatives, funded by the National Science Foundation. These initiatives worked with schools for systemic change, to build capacity, and improve mathematics instruction. In addition, Gale was an Associate Director […]

Growth Mindset & Ed Tech Design

Dave Paunesku is co-founder and executive director of PERTS, a Stanford University center that scales up evidence-based innovations in order to advance educational equity. Dave’s work integrates learning sciences research, low-cost technologies, and strategic partnerships because he believes this integrated approach is critical to scaling up innovations to reach the millions of students who need […]

Literature Review: Education Technology and Mathematics

  As part of our research partnership, WestEd conducts a literature review for each NewSchools Ed Tech challenge. The literature review is meant to provide readers with an overview of the current ed tech research landscape, as it relates to the challenge’s focus area. This literature review provides an overview of best practices for developers to […]

Middle & High School Math Ed Tech Challenge

In February 2016, NewSchools launched the Middle & High School Math Ed Tech Challenge – open to entrepreneurs developing engaging, technology-enabled learning experiences, assessments and other digital tools that support middle and high school (6th-12th grade) students’ development of mathematical knowledge, skills and mindsets while preparing them for success beyond the classroom. Why Middle & High […]


“Zearn Math is a comprehensive approach to learning and teaching math, combining personalized digital lessons with targeted small group instruction so that every teacher can reach every student, every day.”


Zeal brings a live math coach to every student in your classroom.

Woot Math

Woot Math applies mathematics education research and interactive design principles to deliver products that are transforming what is possible in the classroom and helping teachers reach all of their students.


Mathalicious creates real-world lessons that help students apply mathematics to think critically about the world.


“ThinkCERCA is a systems-level solution for education leaders and teachers to personalize academic growth for all students through ThinkCERCA’s standards-aligned close reading and academic writing lessons for ELA, science, social studies, and math in grades 4-12. ThinkCERCA focuses on critical thinking and literacy across disciplines with differentiated sets of reading and writing lessons on a […]