IMPACTS-Middle School

Click here for the IMPACTS-MS brochure.

The IMPACTS-MS program focuses on developing teacher confidence and capability with the Critical Foundations of Algebra in middle school mathematics, while also supporting opportunities for teacher leadership.

The program consists of 5 components (see Program Agreements for more details):

  • Teacher Workshops on Saturdays throughout the school year
  • Summer Middle School Mathematics Institute for Teacher Teams engaged in site-based leadership
  • Site-based support for Teacher Teams by CRR staff
  • Teacher Leadership Retreat for teachers engaged in regional/district leadership
  • Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD)

During school year 2018-2019, the CRR offered 6 IMPACTS-MS workshops open to ALL teachers from partner schools (see workshop descriptions and CRR partner list below). These workshops introduced teachers to the big ideas of algebraic reasoning in middle grades.

For school year 2019-2020, the CRR will offer at least 9 IMPACTS-MS workshops, with some Level 2 options for those looking for deeper investigations of middle school mathematics topics.

TENTATIVE dates for 2019-2020:

  • August 17
  • September 7
  • September 21
  • October 26
  • November 23
  • December 7
  • February 15
  • March 7
  • April 4

Information about the school year workshops will be advertised through the CRR listserv, so please make sure you are on the list.

For more information about the IMPACTS-MS program or to form a Teacher Team, please contact Rodrigo Gutiérrez at rodrigog@math.arizona.edu.


Fall 2019 Workshops

Workshops coming soon!


Spring 2020 Workshops

Workshops coming soon!


Other Workshop Events

IMPACTS-MS Summer Institute June 3-7, 2019 (Tentative)

6 Teacher Teams attend a one-week institute to deeply explore middle school mathematics and to design site plans for professional development to share strategies and content with colleagues in their schools.

Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day (MEAD) Conference January 25, 2020

The teacher teams and teacher leaders will present sessions at the MEAD conference.


The IMPACTS program is made possible by the generosity of the Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation. The Thomas R. Brown Foundations are a legacy of Thomas R. Brown, and the company he built in Tucson, Arizona, Burr-Brown Corporation.

CRR and the many teachers served by The IMPACTS Program are very grateful for the investment made by the Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation.

Please Note: Teachers from non-partner schools may attend workshops, but they will incur a fee related to the number of hours for the workshop.

CRR Partnerships

District Partners School Partners

Altar Valley School District

Amphitheater Public Schools

Benson Unified School District

Catalina Foothills School District

Continental School District

Flowing Wells Unified School District

Marana Unified School District

Sahuarita Unified School District

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District

Sierra Vista Unified School District

Sunnyside Unified School District

Tanque Verde Unified School District

Tucson Unified School District

Vail School District

Academy of Tucson

ACE Charter High School

AmeriSchools Academy

City High School

Ha:san Preparatory & Leadership School

Highland Free School

Imago Dei Middle School

Paulo Freire Freedom School

Pima Community College

Presidio Schools (K-12)

San Miguel Catholic High School

The Gregory School

Tucson Country Day School

YouthWorks Charter High School