Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship, and Design (AMPED) is a course that provides a different approach to Algebra 1.  It is driven by showing how the algebra is used in the world.  Describing the CTE side of the course is not as clear cut...

It is the time of year for students to begin the registration process for next year's classes.   Also, it is time for teachers to begin their campaign to tell students what unique skills can be gained by signing up for their classes.  AMPED and Geometry...

Below are the 6 slips of paper to be handed to each group of 4 students.  The students are to read out loud, and work to complete the questions (Group Goal) listed on the last slip of paper.  Thanks to Casey Korn, Sam Haug, and...

Goal:  Draw a 30 and 60 degree angle using only a framing square.  Twelve sided columns were used in many historical homes.  How did carpenters then (and now) use the framing square to create the needed angles of 30 and 60 degrees? Materials allowed:  Paper, pencil,...

When a school is preparing to launch Geometry in Construction or Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship & Design, one of the early questions asked is what makes a successful pair of co-teachers?   According to initial university research on our programs in Loveland, the teachers...