The best way of learning about anything is by doing - Richard Branson

Learning Math with CTE

The Math-in-CTE model provides opportunities for math and CTE teachers to team teach, showing students where math intersects in real world applications. The age-old question of "Why do I need to learn this?" is answered by teaching difficult math concepts in a practical and experiential way.

NSERVE will be hosting Geometry in Construction and AMPED training at
New Trier High School, WINNETKA CAMPUS, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093 
June 20 - 23, 2022.
Please note that the the location of the training has recently changed. 
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These training sessions are full. We are no longer accepting registrations

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Geometry in Construction

Geometry in Construction is a course developed by Contextual Learning Concepts in Colorado.  The class is taught collaboratively between a math teacher and a CTE teacher. Several schools in the NSERVE region offer this program. 

Evanston High School

Maine High Schools

Glenbrook High Schools


A.M.P.E.D. is an acronym for 

Algebra in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship, & Design.

Also developed by Contextual Learning Concepts from Colorado, this course helps students with Algebra 1, which has one of the highest failure rates of any math class.  Also team taught between the math and CTE teachers, and applicable to students of all ability levels, students learn about product development, manufacturing, and the running of a business.