Abstract: Research has shown a correlation between student-athletic participation and collegiate academic major selection. Most athletes avoid academic majors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields which all require a strong background in Mathematics. This paper introduces Mango – a web-based, multimedia infused software application that offers culturally relevant supplemental math instruction for entry-level college mathematics courses. This application is an attempt to increase the success rate of freshmen student-athletes in mathematics. Additionally, the application aims to lessen the barrier that discourages college athletes from majoring in STEM disciplines.
Keywords: STEM, student-athletes, culturally relevant, math instruction, web-based software, application, academic major selection