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Author(s): Joy Griffin, Monica Housen

Students will gather data on median household incomes from three towns across Connecticut (including their own town) and will calculate potential future wealth using exponential modeling. Students will compare outcomes of these models and discover factors that impact a household’s ability to accumulate and transfer wealth. Students will understand the complexity and interconnectivity of social issues. Note that this lesson is closer to a 1-week mini-unit, but that teachers may choose certain sections to focus on for a smaller 1-2 day exploration.

Audience: 9th – 12th, For Teachers

Topics covered: Mathematical Modeling, Social Justice Mathematics

Mathematical practices: MP2 – Reason abstractly and quantitatively., MP4 – Model with mathematics.

Associated Math Circles: Math Teachers’ Circle 4 Social Justice

Collections: Math for Social Justice