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A Monarchy Deposed: The Demise of the Monarch Butterfly part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Monarch butterflies (scientific name: Danaus plexippus) migrate annually to forests in central Mexico from Canada and California. Those surviving the 1200 - 2800 mile migration overwinter in Mexico. In this activity, students will learn about the conservation biology of monarch butterflies, threats to their survival, the implications of their potential extinction, and ways to protect the species.
One day it is too hot and other days it is too cold. Do we need to replace the HVAC system? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
This project will allow students to create a mathematical model to help in making decision about replacing HVAC units on a large scale.
Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day
Surfers know that the best waves from distant storms have periods of about 14 seconds. The object of this activity is to compute how long it takes the 14 second period waves to travel 6,000 km across the pacific. ...
Hybrid Vehicles: Are They Worth It? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
In this project, students analyze the costs of gasoline nationwide. They also investigate the cost-effectiveness of purchasing a new hybrid vehicle as opposed to purchasing a new vehicle that runs solely on gasoline.
Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Nasser Dastrange, Buena Vista University
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.
Exercise to Calculate River Discharge part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Nicholas Baer, Colby-Sawyer College
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use field data from rivers to understand how river discharge is calculated.
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.
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.
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.