Why applied math?
Are you looking for ways to teach algebra to the right-brained, visual, creative learners?
Brain research supports AMME’s hands-on approach. Applying math helps students to retain what they have been taught by storing these concepts in their long-term memory.
We start with some of our school’s weakest math students. These students don’t believe that they can learn math and often that is due to their right-brained, kinesthetic learning style. Traditional mathematics courses are designed for left-brained, logical learners and do a fantastic job preparing these types of students.
We believe that most of the students who are on the outside of our “traditional” math pyramid are there due to their learning style. When traditional mathematical concepts are altered to meet the needs of kinesthetic and visual learners great growth can take place.
Since these students have little self-confidence and often have not had much luck in previous math courses, the first quarter of the year is often very challenging. Yet somewhere during the second quarter of the year these kids always seem to find out at the same time that they, too, can learn math if it is taught to their strengths.
By the time they are in Course II, they have really grown in knowledge and skills. Several times our Pre-Calculus classes have also done Course II labs and the AMME students usually do as well or better on them than the advanced students!
How can AMME help prepare students for new state standards?
In order for you to help the “non-traditional” math students meet new state standards, you must present materials to them in the way they learn. AMME’s materials will help you do that.
Why should schools offer AMME Applied Math?
Our traditional, hierarchal math courses have been well designed to prepare students for college and we do an outstanding job in that arena. Research shows by the year 2027, 70% of all future jobs will require more than a high school diploma. The majority of those jobs within the 70% margin will require an associates or higher degree. We must prepare students for future schooling. Automation is changing our world, and our students must be prepared to survive in a world of continual learning. (Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 2020)
All math curriculums must prepare students for the world-of-work. Students’ paths will vary, some will enter the work force immediately, others after college or tech-school and some after an apprenticeship. Yet all employers desire workers with the following:
- problem solving skills
- the ability to communicate
- the ability to work well with others