NUMB3RS Projects

The NUMB3RS Project is a series of programs supported through a grant to Stonehill College from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

Stonehill students involved in the NUMB3RS Project are given the unique opportunity to think in new ways about the teaching and learning of mathematics. Working as teams, Stonehill students are challenged to design and then implement mathematics problems of their own creation. Through these experiences, they learn not only about the power and beauty of mathematics, but also about best practices in mathematics education.

Through exposure to projects that employ mathematics in non-traditional ways, the goal of the NUMB3RS Project is to move the thinking of both Stonehill students, and the PK-12 students we work with, beyond rote memorization. The NUMB3RS Project helps develop a deeper conceptual understanding of BIG IDEAS in mathematics.

Opportunities Available for Spring 2017

“Virtual” NUMB3RS Project

The “Virtual” NUMB3RS Project is just that: ‘virtual’. Stonehill students will create mathematical materials that explore problem solving in an online world. Using a full-featured learning management system (Blackboard) and state of the art video production facilities, students will develop electronic content that presents important mathematical concepts in innovative and engaging ways.


To participate you need to be available on Fridays from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm to meet with the team. Stonehill students will receive a stipend upon completion of the program.


Faculty Advisors: Timothy Woodcock & Eugene Quinn.

Rational NUMB3RS

Rational NUMB3RS is a program that works with upper elementary students (Grades 3 through 5) in Stoughton, MA. Stonehill students will collaboratively design and implement a series of tasks designed to explore mathematical problem solving. Stonehill students who participate in this NUMB3RS Project will collaborate with their faculty advisor and Student Leader to develop and implement six sets of investigations exploring the characteristics and properties of rational numbers such as fractions, decimals and integers. Student Leader applications are being accepted for this project.


To participate you need to be available on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm to visit the South Elementary School. In addition to the afterschool program sessions, you will be required to meet as a team (alongside your faculty advisor and/or Student Leader) to plan for each session. Stonehill students will receive a stipend upon completion of the program.


Faculty Advisor: Kate Marin & Kathy McNamara

How to Apply


Application Deadline

Late applications will not be accepted

The application deadline for Spring 2017 opportunities is noon on Friday, November 11, 2016!