That’s the idea behind this innovative STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, ART, and math) that teaches ~60 students from two math classes at North Bullitt County High School to apply algebra-based problem solving skills to a dramatic scenario involving, yes, the walking dead.
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It’s a common problem. Not the zombies (yet), but students who don’t recognize how they’ll use algebra in real-world situations or who resist deep learning because there are quick ways to solve problems using technology.
In ZOMBIE MATH, Walden Theatre instructors are working with high school math teachers during a residency where students will be broken into small groups and assigned a skill that they have learned this year in Algebra II. Then, students are challenged to formulate a way for that skill to save their lives in the event of a zombie apocalypse (i.e. exponential growth of the zombie horde, building a catapult for defense, vaccine distribution and production rates, etc.). Teaching artists will help students to write and rehearse a short scene around the application of their skill in a zombie disaster, and when all the scenes are assembled and performed for peers they’ll tell a story of how math saves the world!
In a land besieged by shambling mobs of rotting, infectious biters, brains are the difference between survival and becoming a snack. Don’t let these teens get caught unprepared. Support Zombie Math!