Category: AMP21

A Rational Reason to Teach Percentages

In our last blog, Hello, Word Problems! Welcome to the 21st Century!, we contrasted the omnipresence of the use of percentages in our daily conversations and news reporting with the lack of examples in middle school math textbooks. A classic problem in textbooks, likely dating back to the first percentage word problems found in petroglyphs […]

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Real-World applications of mathematics in the area of social justice

Are you looking for a world-class social justice application of algebra that your students can understand and use in situations they see going on around them, in stories online and on tv? The world’s leading humanitarian organization, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), was the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and 2021 Edelman Prize winner […]

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