Student Math Homework

DR + Math Toolkit

The DR + Math Toolkit supports and encourages math tutors and educators in building culturally responsive developmental relationships with young people through practical ideas, activities, and research.

Relationships are a foundation for learning.

Math is a challenging subject for many, but it can come to life for young people when they feel seen, valued and supported. By building relationships with young people, you are encouraging meaningful learning opportunities. The DR + Math Toolkit leverages the Developmental Relationships Framework and adapts the Framework’s five elements—Express Care, Provide Support, Challenge Growth, Share Power and Expand Possibilities—to math learning spaces.

The Toolkit provides a guide to using the Framework elements and includes activities related to each element that can be adapted to teaching math and the tutoring process. The Toolkit also includes information and assessments to assist in ensuring your relationship-building is intentional and culturally responsive. By using the tools provided, you can strengthen relationships with the young people you serve and create a safe space that nurtures learning and thriving.

Tool / Playbook

DR + Math Toolkit

Resource Audience

Teachers School / Youth Program Staff School / Youth Organization Leaders

Resource Type

Tool / Playbook Webpage