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April 18, 2022

Youth Policy Lab developed the High 5s program to help close the math achievement gap

Robin Jacob, research associate professor and founder of the Youth Policy Lab at the University of Michigan, and colleagues developed a math enrichment program called High 5s to help close the achievement gap. The hands-on, small-group program is being implemented for kindergartners and first graders at Randall and Myers schools in the Taylor School District, located in Wayne County.

“We wanted to make math learning fun,” Dr. Jacob said. “There’s a lot that is fun about math, and it is often taught in a way that makes kids feel anxious and not inspired.”

Read the full story at Michigan Impact.