ALPHA Center

Mathematics Academy for Teaching Excellence (MATE)/Desert MATE

About MATE/Desert MATE

MATE is a summer intensive program for 5th through 12th grade teachers. The program is designed to connect the resources of the University with the talents and vision of school districts, with the goal of addressing the needs of students in the area of mathematics. 

MATE establishes a collaboration of professionals interested in improving student achievement in mathematics. This collaboration consists of:

  • University professors
  • District mathematics teachers
  • University undergraduate students interested in teaching
  • University graduate students interested in research

Participants are exposed to useful interactive classroom ideas which bring relevance and excitement to learning. Algebra, geometry and analysis form the core of the program as they are the keys to college entrance and workforce readiness as well as a foundation of understanding for many career choices. Participants are given a professional library of resource materials to be used in the implementation of new strategies for the classroom.

Project Staff

Candy McReynolds


Phone: (951) 827-4899

FAX: (951) 827-5465


Download the PDF brochure here


Download the PDF application here 


Alliance for Education

Imperial County Office of Education

Riverside County Office of Education

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

National Science Foundation

University of California Office of the President

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

ALPHA Center
College Building South
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-5425
Fax: (951) 827-5465
E-mail: candy.mcreynolds@ucr.edu