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Today’s Smarter Cities focus was on Public Safety (specifically on reducing crime in a high crime neighborhood). For today’s math connections, students graphed different crimes rates in Longmont from 2009-2012 and looked for trends and areas of concern. We were also fortunate to have the Deputy Public Safety Chief for the City of Longmont, Craig Earhart, come and talk to our students about crime in Longmont and how they are working to keep us all as safe as possible. Some facts that the students learned were:
After many fabulous questions, it was back to ideating and prototyping ways to reduce crime. The students did a great job incorporating technology and creativity into their prototypes. Some of their reflections at the end include:
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