MTC4SJ 11/16 - Hungry for Change: Food Deserts in CT

11/09/2021 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hi mathematics educators!


The third Tuesday of the month is only a week away, which means it's time for another MTC4SJ workshop! We are excited to showcase the work done by our Summer Stars cohort, starting off with a great lesson on food deserts in Connecticut. See below for the registration link and the full description. Share with colleagues and we hope to see you next week!


 11/16 Registration


Title: Hungry for Change: Food Deserts in CT

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16th, 6:30-8:00pm (EST) via Zoom

Presenters: John Madura, Clinton Public Schools; Brian McDermott, Glastonbury Public Schools

Description: Based on 2010 census data, approximately 23.5 million people in the United States lived in an area designated as a food desert, the designation for a place in which there is limited access to affordable and nutritious food. In Connecticut, there are food deserts in several locations, including major cities like Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport. Join us for this session to experience a lesson that engages students in considering the operational definition of a food desert and encourages them to consider its meaning and how it can be calculated. Students will engage in the mathematical practices of modeling with mathematics and attending to precision as they explore geometric measures of “center” in an attempt to identify the best location for resources that can reduce the burden of living in a food desert.

The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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