THE MATH
PROBLEM

Math Anxiety is Real
Up to 93% of Americans experience math anxiety — and kids with a fear of math perform worse at the subject
Build Confidence
Open-ended activities allow kids to succeed early and build up to more challenges.
Inequalities Persist
Girls and students of color enter STEM and tech careers at a drastically lower rate.
Promote Inclusion
Girls and students of color get more out of math when they can express ideas, grapple with concepts and freely question tasks.
Math isn't Fun
School curricula focus on memorization and formulas, not problem solving and collaboration.
Inspire Joy
Happiness is positively associated with a person's personal drive to learn, and even
STEM Shortages Continue
The U.S. will be short 1.1 million STEM workers by 2024.
Encourage Play
Students often lack the skills needed for STEM careers. Play helps teach them the foundations.
Math is a Solo Sport
Math is often seen as an individual activity, one where you succeed and fail on your own
Create Community
Learning math is social, not individual. Working together allows teams to solve problems and develop soft skills.

Testimonials

HOW YOUR GIFT HELPS

What impact you can make:
$3.30
makes 1 Apple Picking Math Kit
$6
provides 1 Lady Bug Math Kit
$15
funds two sets of Tower of Hanoi
$50
provides all printed materials for a math festival
$100
funds one classroom with take-home math kits
$200
subsidizes one virtual math festival
$400
supports one in-person math festival
$1,500
funds one math app
$2,000
creates one math puzzle
$10,000
supports unlimited math festivals per year

MORE WAYS TO GIVE

Give by Check

Make checks payable to:

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
c/o Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
23564 Calabasas Road, Suite 201
Calabasas, CA 91302

Tax receipts will be mailed within four to six weeks after the donation has been processed.

Donate Stock

We are able to accept donations in the form of stock, government (including municipal) debt and corporate debt through the Depository Trust Company (DTC). For security, settlement and reduced paperwork, electronic transfer through the DTC is preferred. This can be arranged from most brokerage accounts.