Sustainability in Math Activities
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Arctic Sea Ice Extent part of Activities
Student teams investigate Arctic Sea Ice by analyzing actual data and making predictions. A worthwhile extension is to predict the first year that the Arctic Ocean will be ice free.
Should I Unplug? part of Activities
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The True Cost of Eggs: Commercial vs. Local part of Activities
How should I shower? part of Activities
In this activity, students will investigate the questions: What are the benefits/costs of 3 varieties of shower head types: standard, low flow, massage spray? Which would be best for a homeowner? For the university dorms?
One day it is too hot and other days it is too cold. Do we need to replace the HVAC system? part of Activities
This project will allow students to create a mathematical model to help in making decision about replacing HVAC units on a large scale.
The Costs of Your Commute: Your Money, Your Time, and the Earth part of Activities
This activity has students investigate their own cost, CO2 output, and time for commuting. They then compare their commute to an environmentally conscious alternative by using comparable metrics.
Who Goes There? Estimating Ocean Populations in Chincoteague Bay part of 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.
Shift in life expectancy part of Activities
Determining the shift in expected life span over a century and the social and environmental impact