21CMath.org is a resource hub for advancing data science in K-12 education. Hosted by the University of Chicago Center for RISC and inspired by Steve Levitt's Freakonomics podcast on high school math, the site serves as resource hub for a much broader collective of educators, academics, and industry leaders working to advance data literacy. 


Math is immensely powerful. It is the gateway to understanding, engaging in, and preparing for the world around us. Yet our world has changed a bit since we last updated our curriculum in the 1950s—a lot, actually. We believe a dose of data science, statistics, and mathematical modeling will give a much needed update to our existing content.


It's time to bring math into the 21st Century. 

Image via Wikimedia Commons - Creative Commons Share Alike License: Grandjean, Martin (2014). "La connaissance est un réseau". Les Cahiers du Numérique 10 (3): 37-54.



Our coalition is not exceedingly formal. Rather, it is a network of collaborators, bringing their individual insights, expertise, and resources to create something better than we could alone. Just like any good analysis and understanding of data, it is messy—in a good way.

These are some of the things we collectively work on.

> Raise Awareness

> Policy Advocacy

> Curriculum Design 

> Teacher Professional Development

> Textbook & Course Development

> Classroom Resource Development


A Growing Collective

The Messy Data Coalition is a collective of educators, academics, policymakers, industry leaders, and others steering the movement. 

Want to join?

(click here)


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