A Mathematical Modeling Approach to Social Justice (MSON) (US)

Spring; Grades 11–12
Prerequisite: Precalculus (prior or concurrent)
Taught by: Mounds Park Academy

The main purpose of this course is an introduction to mathematical modeling through graphical, numerical, symbolic, and verbal techniques. We will focus on data from and explore social justice issues such as the wealth gap, achievement gap, climate change and others. We will use elementary functions (polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, etc.) to build models and address questions with the goal of developing scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills. Students will also use technology in a range of ways to effectively communicate their hypotheses and conclusions.

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