# The Story of the Teachers Empowered to Advance Change in Mathematics Project: Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations

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The central aim of the Teachers Empowered to Advance Change in Mathematics (TEACH Math) project is to transform preK-8 mathematics teacher preparation so that new generations of teachers will be equipped with powerful tools and strategies to increase student learning and advancement in mathematics in our nation’s increasingly diverse public schools. This chapter shares the theoretical and conceptual foundations that framed the TEACH Math project and how those ideas have both informed and been informed by our design and implementation of the modules as well as our research on prospective and novice teacher learning.

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