Changing the conversation around problem-based learning
From the publishers of the top-rated and widely adopted Amplify Science comes Amplify Math: a brand-new K—12 program that makes problem-based instruction easier to teach—and much more fun to learn.
Amplify Math Grades 6-8 and Algebra 1 are available to pilot starting July 2021.
Participate in the development of Amplify Math
Amplify Math for grades 6-12 leans on Illustrative Mathematics, the strongest content base available. The program can be taught in class, in hybrid situations, or entirely online.
We are currently looking for teachers to partner with the Amplify Math development team in order to shape the outcome of this game-changing program. Field trials of in-development units of Grades 6-8 and Algebra 1 are available for the 2020-2021 school year. Feedback from this partnership will inform the final version of Amplify Math.
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Your social, collaborative classroom, powered by Desmos
To bring our vision for Amplify Math to life online, we’ve partnered with Desmos to create our complete library of Amps—social, collaborative digital lessons powered by Desmos that recast technology from simply mirroring what can be done in a workbook to presenting captivating scenarios where students work together and see how their decisions change things in real time.
So what makes an Amp different from a digital lesson in another program? Amps live at the intersection of content and tools: students work together through captivating problems and scenarios while teachers gain insight into student reasoning in real time. When you launch an Amp either in class or for students working at home, you’re connecting yourself to your students, students to students, and students’ early ideas to more mature understandings.
Math out loud
In the social, collaborative classroom, students share what they notice, wonder, think, and can show about mathematics—often by having lively discussions. To put productive discourse at the center of instruction, lessons are designed with the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions as guiding principles. Using these guiding principles, Amplify Math provides teachers with the support they need to facilitate conversations that make space for multiple strategies and empower students to articulate, defend, and often revise their thinking.
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Infusing narrative and storytelling into the math classroom
By leveraging great storytelling, Amplify Math’s narratives highlight diverse mathematicians and stories, allowing all students to see themselves in the content and connect with the math. Teachers and students will notice this in a number of places, from our engaging unit openers, to our featured mathematicians, to capstone lessons and extension projects.
Infusing math instruction with history and storytelling can contribute to more equitable and exciting experiences for students. Learn more about building connections through storytelling and how this approach allows students to see themselves in math.
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