TIAN began as a four-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project was a collaboration between the Center for Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee and TERC, a non-profit educational organization in Cambridge, MA.
The goals of TIAN are...
- to increase and deepen teachers' mathematical content knowledge to increase teachers' understanding and use of mathematics content standards
- to increase the number and range of teachers' instructional approaches
- to build teachers' connection to ABE mathematics/numeracy standards
- build the capacity of states' adult education agencies to support standards-based innovative math instruction for adults.