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'Math in Agriculture: A Perfect Fit'

Agriculture in the Secondary Classroom: A Perfect Fit (full workshop for 6-12) Do you struggle to bring agriculture into your secondary math classroom? Curious about ways bring real life examples of how math is used in agricultural careers? Then this workshop is for you! Participants will be lead through a series of activities that directly connect agriculture with Common Core mathematics standards, showing the ease in which these can be applied in their classroom. Activities and content to be discussed will include: exploring correlation by making butter, factoring using garden plots, agricultural data and graphical analysis, and others! Focus will be on high school math standards but activities can be applied to lower levels as well.

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Christopher Szkutak
Email: crszku10@gmail.com
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Biosketch: Christopher Szkutak is an award-winning program developer and certified educator who specializes in developing standards-based educational programs for students and adults. He has worked with a variety of different organizations from local historical societies to state and national organizations. Currently, Christopher is a high school math teacher at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School where he developed a class that incorporates hands-on activities and agriculture to help students make mathematical decisions. He also serves a member of the Board of Directors and Technical Consultant for Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom. He has a BA in Political Science and Math from College of the Holy Cross and a MSC in U.S. History from the University of London.
Organization/Affiliation: Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom