East Bay Math Teachers' Circle - Berkeley

East Bay Math Teachers' Circle - Berkeley

When:
December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2018-12-04T17:00:00-08:00
2018-12-04T19:30:00-08:00
Where:
Berkeley High School
1980 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Gary Chin

Facilitator: Emiliano Gomez — teaches math at UC Berkeley, where he is also the site director of the CSU/UC Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project and a math specialist for the Lawrence Hall of Science’s Center for Mathematics Excellence and Equity.

Topic: Gerrymandering for budding district map drawers

We will learn the mathematical tools of packing and cracking, and use them to alter election results by re-drawing electoral district maps. We will also discuss the merits and shortcomings of the “efficiency gap”, a formula that attempts to detect and reject unfair maps.

If you plan to attend, RSVP here.