Andrea dedicated her life to teaching mathematics to students in under-served communities. Her commitment was seeded in her experiences as a student of the Algebra Project.
“The program seeks to instill this spirit of personal responsibility through pedagogy which encourages students to break out of their own passivity and take charge of their own learning. Mary Lou Mehring recounts how 12-year-old student Andrea Harvey asserted, “I’m going to do four lessons a week because I want to finish such-and-such by the seventh grade, so that I can finish the book by the eighth grade, so I can be in honors geometry in the ninth grade.” Andrea went on to work with the Algebra Project and eventually become certified to teach math in the Boston schools.”
– David Levine, ‘Radical Equations,’ in http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/15_04/Mose154.shtml
To learn more about the program, visit the Algebra Project Website.