The AMP21 for High School Math Program
The AMP21 high school math program revolves around two textbooks and related workshops. Each textbook is available with a detailed teacher’s guide. Every chapter is designed around three or more relevant decision contexts that often can be used to develop student team projects. The two textbooks are:
- Mathematical Modeling with Algebra: Using Authentic Problem Contexts (When Will I Ever Use This?) (Volume 1) 2nd Edition
- Mathematical Modeling with Probability: Using Authentic Problem Contexts (When Will I Ever Use This?) (Volume 2) 2nd Edition
Each textbook was designed to serve as a basis for a semester long course. AMP21 courses are being taught in dozens of diverse high schools across the U.S. Alternatively, even more teachers have used individual chapters to supplement existing high school math courses in algebra and probability.
The algebraic modeling textbook utilizes Excel extensively which enables students to focus on modeling and interpretation of results without needing to crunch through calculations, preparing them for courses that use it in college and future jobs. The probabilistic decision modeling textbook uses both graphing calculators and Excel to explore randomness and calculate probability distributions.
Funding is an issue for many districts and administrators. In an effort to make the AMP21 curriculum accessible for all students, the textbooks are reasonably priced on Amazon and schools can purchase sets of books directly from AMP21 for less than $30 a copy.