Episode 19 – Sandy Lerud

Sandy is a high school calculus teacher. She currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) calculus, and has taught all high school math subjects throughout her career. Sandy inspires her students through her passion for math and by challenging them to be their best.

Episode Notes

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check

AP (Advanced Placement) Classes – Advanced Placement is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. (wikipedia)

Schools in USA typically start in mid-August to early September. (www.quora.com)

PSEO – Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows public and nonpublic students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible postsecondary institutions. Students generate both college credit and high school credit by successful completion of the course. (https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/dual/pseo/)

Moorhead State (University) (Now called Minnesota State University Moorhead) – Minnesota State University Moorhead is a public university in Moorhead, Minnesota. The school has an enrollment of 7,534 students in 2019 and 266 full-time faculty members. MSUM is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.(wikipedia)

Actuarial science – the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance, and other industries and professions. More generally, actuaries apply rigorous mathematics to model matters of uncertainty. Actuaries are professionals trained in this discipline. (wikipedia)

Winona State University – Winona State University is a public university in Winona, Minnesota. Winona State University was founded as Winona Normal School in 1858 and is the oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. It was the first normal school west of the Mississippi River. (wikipedia)

Gustavus Adolphus College – a private liberal arts college in St. Peter, Minnesota. It was founded in 1862 by Swedish Americans and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The college retains its Swedish and Lutheran heritage. (wikipedia)

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