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Economics of installing Solar PV panels: is it worth it to the individual? part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Martin Walter

We show that it is economical for an individual to install solar photovoltaic panels in Denver, Colorado; and this is a sustainable strategy for society at large.

Replacing Household Appliances: Refrigerator part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Krys Stave, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)

In this problem, students compare the energy use of their existing refrigerator with a new refrigerator.

Teaching Mathematics as Though Our Survival Mattered part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Martin Walker

Mathematics plays a pivotal role in helping us understand "the current human condition." This attached article provides multiple examples and is useful as a supplemental reading. A variety of math problems could also be extracted for course use.

Energy Cost of Engine Idling part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Ben Fusaro

This is an open-ended but elementary modeling exercise about idling energy behaviors and impacts.

What's for Dinner? Analyzing Historical Data about the American Diet part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Jessica Libertini

In this activity, students research the historical food consumption data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to observe trends, develop regressions, predict future behavior, and discuss broader impacts.

How much energy do you save by doubling insulation? part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Joseph Skufca

Students will be provided the governing equation for steady state heat transfer across a surface. They will use that equation to explore the effect of changing the insulation value on the amount of energy used.

Simple Population Space Usage part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Bill Bauldry

Students find current values for world and US populations, the area of Texas, and the size of the average house in the USA. Students then look at ratios to assess land usage.

Water conservation part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Holly Partridge

Small amounts of water in one home dripping from a faucet can add up to huge monetary and resource losses

Bakken Oil From Shale, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Global Oil Economics part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Robert McConnell

Students work with oil production data to assess the environmental impact, and economic controls, of oil production and consumption.

Problems for Calculus and Precalculus part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Deb Hughes Hallett

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