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Who Goes There? Estimating Ocean Populations in Chincoteague Bay part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Maria Hernandez; Itnuit Janovitz-Freireich
In this activity students use data to: rank species on the food chain, compute energy flow ratios and estimate fish populations in the Chincoteague Bay. Students also discuss the impact of the ecosystem and humans on this population, with an extension activity calculating the biodiversity of the system.

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Nasser Dastrange
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to find the maximum volume of an open-top box by cut-and-folding a sheet of cardboard.

The Price is Right - Or is it? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Gary Franchy Davenport University
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students learn through the use of spreadsheets how to optimize profits and revenues.

Exercise to Calculate River Discharge part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Nicholas Baer
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use field data from rivers to understand how river discharge is calculated.

Context-rich problem for cooperative group problem solving - Electric Force part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
kenneth heller, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Context-rich problem for electrostatics in an introductory physics class. The instructional setting uses cooperative group problem solving.

Perfect Competition: A Context Rich Problem part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Joann Bangs, College of St. Catherine
Students find the profit-maximizing level of output for a perfectly competitive firm and check the shut-down condition for two different prices.

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