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F-2 Is it all Just Random? Nicole Ross, Kathleen Schmidt (Professional Field Services)

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Professional Field Services - IMSA Campus - Aurora

Friday, February 27, 2015
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506
Friday, February 27, 2015
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506

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What's Included

STEM, Grade Levels, 5-8 Nicole Ross, Professional Field Services Faculty Students in middle school often learn basic genetics and gain experience using a Punnett Square analysis to determine probable genotype and phenotype outcomes for a family. What students may not learn is how these probabilities relate to the overall population. Probability is an integral part of genetics and heredity. Understanding what is meant by “probability” and how it applies to genetics is an important focus in the CCSS. One way to teach these concepts is to tap into popular literature. In this session, we will explore the genetics and probability behind the character, Auggie, in the book, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio.

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The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships.

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