# Problems for Calculus and Precalculus

#### Summary

Problems on Energy and Climate for Students in Calculus I and II

## Learning Goals

Introduces students to some of the data in key areas of sustainability: alternative energy sources and climate markers. To communicate and engage in civil discourse, students benefit from learning to hear numbers speak and to see data as evidence.

## Context for Use

Problems on energy sources and climate changes for homework or quizzes for students in a first year Calculus I and II sequence.

## Description and Teaching Materials

Problems intended for students in a precalculus or calculus course; they can be assigned as homework or given on an quiz/exam. Students are asked to look at data in a tabular form, as a graph, and with a fitted function. Published in "Calculus", 6th ed, Hughes-Hallett et al, Wiley. Uploaded with permission of the publisher. Problems for Calculus and Precalculus (Acrobat (PDF) 37kB Mar16 13)

## Teaching Notes and Tips

These problems can be assigned as homework or used to generate class discussion.

## Assessment

Use as quiz or test questions.

## References and Resources

Web links can be used to update the data or look for additional data sources.

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