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Welcome to the 2019 Alaska Cross Content Conference at West High School in Anchorage, AK, October 25th and 26th with follow up activities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday, October 27th.
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Saturday, October 26 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mathematical Modeling and Social Awareness: Pay Day Loans, Opioid Deaths, Plastic Straw Pollution

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Use current and important real-world data to teach mathematics and make students aware of social problems, situations, and solutions. Have the students discover the whopping interest rates charged by Pay Day Loan companies. Make students aware of how many people are dying from opioids. And be amazed at the number of plastic straws that we use in the US daily. Regressions, math modeling, problem solving, units conversion, technology. Obtain all materials.

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Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor / Senior Math Advisor, Youngstown State University (Ohio) / Texas Instruments
Tom Reardon taught mathematics for 35 years at Fitch High School, where he served as department chair, and for 40 years at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He has been doing Professional Development in mathematics technology for school districts across the U.S. and internationally... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKDT
Room 24

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