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Math In The Real World 2015

Who Done It?  On March 12th students from WJHS attended a fascinating presentation by a Wilmette resident, who also happens to be a Special Agent in the FBI.  He talked about all the ways that he, as a Field Agent, and other FBI employees use math to run the bureau.  Students learned how to use geometry to process a crime scene and the importance of statistics to forecast crime. He also covered some of the mathematics of DNA, how algorithms are use to identify cyber crime, how math tools are used to predict and prevent potential terrorist activities, and much more! The kids were intrigued to hear his stories and were amazed at the variety of ways the FBI uses math to gather facts and evidence to solve and prevent crimes.

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