Exeter Mathematics Institute

students learning math around a harkness table

Hands-on mathematics learning

Professional development program for middle and secondary school teachers.

Exeter Mathematics Institute (EMI) is an intensive, hands-on professional development program for middle and secondary school mathematics teachers. Our goal is to improve mathematics education by working directly with teachers on mathematics content and pedagogy.

EMI consists of local one-week workshops offered during the summer in five to six school districts. All workshops are conducted as Harkness classes, based on the problem-based materials we use in classes at Exeter, and taught by Exeter mathematics instructors.

What makes EMI unique is the partnership forged between EMI and district teachers as they develop together the curricula for individual workshops. Now in its 30th year, EMI has partnered with school districts across the U.S. and in the U.K.

EMI Summer 2024

See the list of locations for summer 2024.

For questions, contact John E. Mosley at:

emi@exeter.edu or 603-777-4424

Go to the page titled EMI Summer 2024

Harkness Math in Action

Watch videos shot in a Harkness math classroom. You can view short reflections from students and teacher or a full-length class.

Go to the page titled Harkness Math in Action

Math that Sticks

We teach kids how to do math, not memorize rules. They apply it to things they care about. They learn to compare their solution to other solutions.