Algebra by Seventh Grade

Piloted in the fall of 2017, Algebra by Seventh Grade (Ab7G) was established with the goal to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in the United States academically prepared to take algebra by the seventh grade. Partnering with Lafayette School Corporation elementary schools: Vinton, Oakland, Miller, Miami, and Glen Acres. The Minority Engineering Program has welcomed nearly forty 3rd and 4th grade students to the Algebra by 7th Grade Program! Starting from their 3rd-grade year and continuing on until their 7th-grade year, Ab7G families meet at Purdue University on Saturdays to engage with mentors and tutors, practice math concepts, and participate in hands-on projects that apply their math concept to the real world! Projects range from 3D printing to introductory programming and coding.

Parents are also highly encouraged to attend the Saturday sessions with their children. During these sessions, parents are involved in a separate 'track' of the program. The Parent track involves discussions concerning national trends of math proficiency, reviewing math concepts relative to their child's learning objectives, and fun projects!


Increase Self Efficacy in historically underrepresented students through strengthening each child's belief in their ability to succeed in academic aspirations.

Foster Mentorship through building genuine relationships and positive experiences to advance their performance.

Establish Partnership by engaging the invaluable parental community to gain and provide insightful information. 



With help from our sponsors Chevron, Christos New City Grill, and the Lafayette School Corporation transportation system, the Ab7G program is able to provide lunch, technology, and transportation with no cost to families.


Time & Location

The Ab7G program runs two Saturday's a month, from 10:45 AM - 2:00 PM. The Ab7G program is located on Purdue University's West Lafayette campus, on the basement floor of the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering Room B098-1, 701 W. Stadium Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2016.

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