Exploring mathematics in the media

In this presentation, I share media stories that include topics such as climate change, political districting, quadratic voting and pay day loans to exemplify how mathematics can taught through such stories and also how mathematics can be used as a critical lens toward such stories. In either case, explicit ties to our BC curriculum will be a focus. The purpose of the presentation is to focus on how we can develop mathematical competency and content in assessing the popular narratives we hear and read in the news.

Target Audience

General & 8-9

Sessions

Friday 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Room Callaghan (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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Presenter

  • Sean Chorney

    Sean is an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on the mathematization of social issues as a way of giving students a mathematics experience that is connected to the world they live in.

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