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Analysis of the Global Climate Change Controversy: A Problem-Based Learning Activity part of Activities
David Koetje, Calvin College; Amy Wilstermann, Calvin College
This is a problem-based learning activity that guides students through a process whereby the class as a whole investigates various stakeholder perspectives on the global climate change controversy. Individual students then reflect on their own perspectives in light of what they have learned.
Debating Three Different Areas of Sustainability: the Environmental, Social and Economic Dimensions of the Triple Bottom Line part of Activities
Population Growth, Ecological Footprints, and Overshoot part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Rikki Wagstrom, Metropolitan State University
In this activity, students develop and apply linear, exponential, and rational functions to explore past and projected U.S. population growth, carbon footprint trend, ecological overshoot, and effectiveness of hypothetical carbon dioxide reduction initiatives.
Hybrid Vehicles: Are They Worth It? part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Lori Carmack, Salisbury University
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.
Estimating OUR Carbon Footprint part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Jean McGivney-Burelle, University of Hartford; Rikki Wagstrom, Metropolitan State University
Applying Quantitative Reasoning to Biodiversity part of Activities
Kenneth Mulder, Green Mountain College
A series of 6 Excel-based projects on the mathematics of biodiversity for basic college math classes and developmental math classes. Students learn about the structure of biodiversity, the application of many basic data analysis skills, and the use of Excel for analysis and data presentation.
Salt Marshes: estimation techniques using basic algebra and geometry part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Yelena Meadows, Upper Iowa University; Sharareh Nikbakht, Appalachian State University
The activity allows for learning about salt marshes ecosystem and practicing of basic math in estimations.
Should I Unplug? part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Lori Carmack, Salisbury University
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The Costs of Your Commute: Your Money, Your Time, and the Earth part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Charlie Buehrle, Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
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.
Exploring the Sustainability of the U.S. Food System part of Activities
David Koetje, Calvin College
This is a collaborative learning activity based on the documentaries "King Corn" and "Big River" in which students explore and propose solutions to sustainability issues associated with industrial agriculture and food systems.