@article {MATHEDUC.06664333,
author = {Galluzzo, Benjamin J. and McGivney-Burelle, Jean and Wagstrom, Rikki B.},
title = {What is my carbon footprint?},
year = {2016},
journal = {Mathematics Teacher},
volume = {109},
number = {7},
issn = {0025-5769},
pages = {526-532},
publisher = {National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA},
abstract = {Summary: Human beings are having a profound impact on the environment. The opportunity to investigate this timely issue during one or two class periods gives algebra and precalculus students insight into a sustainability topic of great international concern -- carbon footprints. Students use mathematical thinking in matters that are pertinent to their everyday lives. Further, they use key quantitative reasoning and mathematical modeling skills: interpreting units, computing with large values, using assumptions to derive an appropriate mathematical model (in this case, a linear model), using models to make predictions, and understanding when a model is appropriate for making predictions -- practices aligned with Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Common Core Standards. This article presents a classroom-tested activity that uses authentic, diet-related data to focus on sustainability. (ERIC)},
msc2010 = {M50xx (M60xx)},
identifier = {2016f.01328},
}