What Teachers Are Saying:
"I can’t say enough about what this means to me for middle school teaching because it’s always seemed like a really tough hurdle to overcome getting good content and explanations on how to get the transformation into Common Core, and this has really been very helpful with that." - Steve Hughes
"Things that I never even thought I would ever understand about math have started to come to light just because now I’m thinking about them more conceptually and what they actually mean, rather than in a procedural-type light." - Gabrielle Nazario
"Everything about this has really opened up what teaching should be about. It shouldn’t be just – here’s a formula, use it, move on with your life. It all fits together and it’s really exciting to see the students piece together what’s happening in the classroom." - Terri Larson
Article in Raising Arizona Kids features AMP.
On Feb 10th, Dr. April Strom presented a talk titled “Top 10 Things Every New MSP Project Should Do” at the NSF Math/Science Partnership Learning Network Conference in Washington, DC. This talk was an invited talk by the NSF and was presented to new MSP Principal Investigators funded during 2012. Dr. Strom is currently the Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded Arizona Mathematics Partnership (AMP) project at Scottsdale Community College. This project is a professional development and research project for the teaching and learning of middle school mathematics.
AMP sent a delegation of faculty and administrators to this year’s MSP Learning Network Conference in Washington DC. AMP was represented by:
Dr. April Strom, AMP Principal Investigator
Dr. Daniel Corr, Vice President of Academic Affairs-Scottsdale Community College
Dr. Doug Sawyer, Faculty-Scottsdale Community College
Dr. Ted Coe, Faculty-Scottsdale Community College
Dr. James Vicich, Faculty-Scottsdale Community College
Dr. Scott Adamson, Faculty-Chandler Gilbert Community College
Dr. Trey Cox, Faculty-Chandler Gilbert Community College
Jayson Phillips, Vice Principal-Chandler Unified School District
AMP participated in a poster presentation with the poster below.
On Saturday, January 26th AMP hosted its latest in a series of workshops at Scottsdale Community College. We had 57 teachers who braved an unusual Scottsdale rainy day to attend the event. Topics covered included: exploration of the Pythagorean Theorem, fractions (featuring addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), problem solving, and a lively discussion on teachers’ reflections of various journal articles.