• Math Integration in CTE

    Career & Technical Education

    Math-in-CTE is not a curriculum, but a process through which the math that naturally occurs in the CTE curriculum is enhanced. Integrating math includes practical, hands-on applications of relevant math. It leads to increased academic engagement and achievement for students.

    Mathematical Processes

    • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    • Model with mathematics.
    • Use appropriate tools strategically.
    • Attend to precision.
    • Look for and make use of structure.
    • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


    Math Integration Resources

    Math in CTE - Arizona Department of Education

    Math in CTE - National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

    Research shows contextualized learning increases students' mathematical understanding and helps improve their attitudes towards math. /the following two programs will be piloted in Phoenix Union starting in the '16-'17 school year.

              AMPED           Geometry in Construction

    • Career and Technical Education (CTE) driven classes where students are engaged in CTE content using their mathematics as a useful tool for solving real-world problems.
    • All students work on developing and understanding the skills necessary to thrive in the modern workplace.


    For more information please contact:

    Summer Martin
    Math Integration Specialist for CTE