The Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program (AMMP) is a partnership between the UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics & Teaching, UCLA mathematicians, South LA aerospace engineers, conservation technologists, UCLA graduate and undergraduate students, and local middle and high schools to increase Black and Latino/a motivation in mathematics by positioning them as doers and creators of mathematics as they carry out a university-like research investigation of a currently relevant and authentic applied mathematics question. In specific:

 

Grade 7 math students will investigate Heat Islands in their neighborhood

Grade 8 math students will investigate the spread of Covid-19

Algebra 1 math students will investigate Falcon 9 aerospace endeavors

 

The mathematics of each investigation supports the Common Core Mathematics Standards for the specific grade level for which it was written.

Student Goals of AMMP

  • Positive Experience in Learning Mathematics

  • Improved Math Identity

  • Strengthen student success in mathematics

AMMP: Starting as a local partnership

Field Testing

Field testing of AMMP investigations is scheduled to take place during the 2022-23 school year at Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy, William Jefferson Clinton Middle School and Western Avenue T.E.C.H Magnet, all located in south Los Angeles.

 

Initial Teacher and UCLA Undergraduate AMMP Training (Summer)

Date: August 1-5

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Location: Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy, 1700 W 46th St, Los Angeles, CA 90062

 

Continued Teacher and UCLA Undergraduate AMMP Training (3 Saturdays Fall 2022)

Dates: TBA

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Location: Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy, 1700 W 46th St, Los Angeles, CA 90062

COMMUNITY SHOWCASE

Student Research Teams will present their findings, much like student research teams do in university mathematics departments across the country, and STEM professionals will share their personal mathematics journey and current research activity.

 

The Community Showcase is currently scheduled for the evening of December 14th, 2022.

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