id: 06664333
dt: j
an: 2016f.01328
au: Galluzzo, Benjamin J.; McGivney-Burelle, Jean; Wagstrom, Rikki B.
ti: What is my carbon footprint?
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 109, No. 7, 526-532 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: M50 M60
ut: algebra; mathematical models; mathematics skills
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathematics-Teacher/2016/Vol109/Issue7/What-Is-My-Carbon-Footprint_/
ab: 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)
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