ITsCRITiCAL aims to transform instructional practices in college algebra to improve students’ mathematical reasoning.

ITsCRITiCAL establishes a partnership between the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Santa Fe Community College, and Texas State University. Our institutions have a range of size and focus, and serve large populations of students of color and first-generation-in-college students.

ITsCRITiCAL addresses a significant problem in U.S. undergraduate mathematics education: the overemphasis on finding the right answer. We intend to decrease the emphasis on answer finding, and increase the emphasis on mathematical reasoning in high enrollment lower division mathematics courses.