Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the purpose of the AMP network?

    The AMP Network provides a repository of instructional materials focused on K-14 mathematics. We wanted to offer a site for mathematics teachers that could be used for sharing lessons with other teachers. We hope this site is useful for those who download others’ lessons, and we hope you give back by posting great lessons for others to use!

    Who created the AMP network?

    AMP stands for “Arizona Mathematics Partnership” which is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to bring together mathematics teachers in Arizona middle schools and community colleges. Read more about AMP at http://azmath.org. The AMP Network was designed and created by the community college mathematics faculty leading the AMP project as a way to broadly share project resources with teachers. The “network” of teachers we have created through the AMP project is one we cherish and want to continue cultivating over time. As mathematics teachers, we all share the passion for improving mathematics education for ALL students!

    If I need to contact AMP Network people, what should I do?

    If you have any questions about the AMP Network or suggestions for improvement, we would love to hear from you! Simply go to http://amp.azmath.org/Home/Contact for contact information.

    What are Open Educational Resources?

    Open education resources – or simply OER – are educational resources that utilize the Creative Commons (CC) licensing and are freely accessible for use in education. Under the CC licenses, authors can provide resources to students and teachers without the restrictions that traditional copyrighted material requires. It’s our way of sharing materials that teachers and others have willingly licensed under the Creative Commons licenses. You can read more about the CC licenses at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/.

    Who can become a contributor?

    Anyone can become a contributor IF you are willing to share your materials freely under the Creative Commons licenses. You can apply to become a contributor and, once approved, you’ll be able to share your materials with other teachers! You can read more about the CC licenses at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/.

    How do I become a contributor?

    To become a contributor, you’ll need to submit to us to be approved as a contributor. This is our way to ensure that those who are contributing are, in fact, teachers and experts in the field of mathematics education! Watch the video here to learn more about how to become a contributor.

    What type of copyright is given to the materials?

    All materials provided in the AMP Network are copyrighted through the Creative Commons licenses. Under the CC licenses, authors can provide resources to students and teachers without the restrictions that traditional copyrighted material requires. It’s our way of sharing materials that teachers and others have willingly licensed under the Creative Commons licenses. When you contribute materials to the AMP Network, you will be responsible for building the correct CC license. Our system will ask you questions to help guide you through this process. If you are contributing materials from another source or author, you MUST make sure that you have permission from the source OR verify that their materials are sharable under the CC licenses. You can read more about the CC licenses at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/.

    Who can download content?

    Anyone can download content from the AMP Network. You do not need your own account, but we do suggest that you create an account so that you can keep your downloads organized in your personal AMP Network account.

    How do you find content?

    To find content you will see several options under Explore Resources located on our homepage. You can also just enter your query into the search box that appears at the top of each page.

    How do you create content within the AMP network editor?

    First you must log in and go to Create a Resource. Once there you will see our Lesson Editor which will allow you to upload an activity, create a lesson (which contains multiple activities), or create a Unit (which contains multiple lessons).

    How to Publish Content?

    In order to publish content you must first apply to be a contributor. Once your request is approved, you can begin to share resources through the site.

    How do I set up my profile page?

    Once you are logged in to the site, you can change your profile settings by clicking on your username and selecting My Profile from the drop down menu.
    There you can adjust settings such as your name, email, contact info, bio, and even add your own video channel!

    How do I change my password?

    To change your password, once you are logged in to the site click on your username and select account settings from the drop down menu.
    From there you will be able to change your password.

    How do I set up notifications?

    AMP Network has the ability to let you know when your content is being used. To change your notifications, once you are logged in to the site click on your username and select account settings from the drop down menu.

    How do I connect my video channel to my profile?

    Once logged in go to your Profile and enter the tab for Video Channels. There you will select the site where your video channel resides (currently we are only using Vimeo and Youtube) and enter your username.

    What is the advantage of connecting my Video Channel?

    By having your video channel connected to your profile, people will be able to easily explore your video library. In addition, they will be able to easily create resources for the AMP Network by using the "AMP it" button located to the right of every video.