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Integrating Sustainability Into Math Classes: What We Learned October 29, 2012
So What is Sustainability? YouTube video 1:28
Introduction Caroline Goodman Assistant Professor, Mathematics Johnson County CC Overland Park, KS
Introduction Kathi Lefert Assistant Professor, Mathematics Johnson County CC Overland Park, KS
Why Sustainability now? In 2008, the President of JCCC signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, making sustainability an important part of JCCC. Since then, JCCC has incorporated sustainability into the curriculum; developed new recycling initiatives; planted a campus farm as well as an edible schoolyard; built new “green” buildings, including Galileo’s Pavilion; and launched energy efficiency measures that have saved the college more than $700,000.
JCCC Center for Sustainability coordinates the sustainability efforts at our college Kim Criner, Student Sustainability Affairs Coordinator Sunflower Project: Sustainability Across the Curriculum Two levels of mini-grants were offered to faculty: creation of a new course or revision of existing course
Kathi’s assignment Find a function Some examples
Holy Crap! – Haiti video YouTube video on Haiti 5:08
Caroline’s 1 st assignment: Define “sustainability”
Math 171Due Date: Sustainability 1. Write a brief paragraph, defining “sustainability”. Please type. 2. Write a paragraph about one of the topics below, relating it to the definition of Sustainability that you wrote in paragraph one above. Recycling Rain forests Solar energy Wind energy Carbon footprint Product packaging Population growth Buying local Native plants Storm water runoff Alternative fuels Electric cars Rechargable batteries Landfills Composting Water bottles
Sustainability Explained 2:02 animated explanation of sustainability
Questions/Problems/Exercises College Algebra, Stewart, Redlin, Watson, 6 th edition, Brooks/Cole, Page 5# 14 water usage #25 energy cost of car Page 61#101 windmill Page 102# 92 global warming Page 194#82 Wind turbines #83 Utility rates Page 331# 35 windmill (direct variation) Page 358# 27 world population stabilize (exponential) Page 623# 5 pollution (sequences)
Questions/Problems/Exercises College Algebra, Blitzer, 5 th edition, Pearson, 2010 Page 154#148 Area of community vegetable garden (quadratic) Page 241#89 Life expectancy (linear functions) Page 281#95 Number of births and deaths in U.S. (quadratic) Page 327#86 Fuel efficiency (quadratic) Page 422#65 Population growth (exponential) #66 Radioactive decay – Chernobyl (exponential) Page 457#103 & 104 Surface sunlight (exponential) Page 459#117 Acid rain (logarithmic) Page 477#81 CO 2 in atmosphere (exponential)
Questions/Problems/Exercises Functions Modeling Change, A Preparation for Calculus, Connally, Hughes-Hallet, Gleason, et al., 4 th edition, Wiley, Linear functions & review Page 34#41 Demand for gasoline #43 Solid Waste generated Functions Page 74#36 &37 Carbon dioxide levels vs. hurricane intensity Page 92#39 Oil Slick expansion #40 Greenhouse gases Exponential Functions Page 137 #32 Lake pollution #41 Solar Photovoltaic Market installations #48 Natural forest decreasing Page 147#35 Treaty to protect the ozone layer Page 155#45 Wind energy Page 171#70 Sales of compact fluorescent lamps LogarithmsCombining Functions Page 193Food supplyPage Food Supply Page 217#63 Oil leak
Questions/Problems/Exercises Applied Calculus, Berresford, Rockett, 5 th edition, Brooks/Cole, 2010 Functions (review) Page 49#86 Wind energy (quadratic functions) Page 59Example 8, predicting water usage (composite functions) Page 67#79 population (exp. Function) #80 population (exp. Function) Page 69#91 Wind energy (creating an exponential function) Page 150#42 Global temperatures (adapt for College Algebra) #43 Sea levels (adapt for College Algebra) Page 162#63 Pollution (adapt for College Algebra composite function) Exponential Functions (review) Page 269#12 Linear vs. Exponential Growth #29 Population of the World #30 Population of China vs. India #47 Population of California vs. Texas Logarithmic Functions (review) Page 286#22 Population of Georgia doubling #23 Energy Output of world #35 Radioactive Waste #36 Rain Forests disappearing #47 Nuclear Waste
Caroline’s Problem of the Week Template POW #1 (Solid Waste increasing linearly) POW #4 (domain and range of a function)
SustainabilityName: Problem of the weekDue date: 1.Question 2.How does this relate to Sustainability? Please write in complete sentences.
SustainabilityName: Problem of the weekDue date: 1.Question: (from: Functions Modeling Change, 4th ed.) The solid waste generated each year in the cities of the US is increasing. The solid waste generated, in millions of tons, was 88.1 in 1960 and in The trend appears linear during this time. Construct a formula for the amount of municipal solid waste generated in the US by finding the equation of the line through these two points. Use this formula to predict the amount of municipal solid waste generated in the US, in millions of tons, in the year How does this relate to Sustainability? Please write in complete sentences.
SustainabilityName: Problem of the weekDue date: 1. Question: (from: Functions Modeling Change, 4th ed.) Carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gases that are believed to affect global warming. Between 2004 and 2008, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere increased steadily from 375 parts per million (ppm) to 383 ppm. Let C(t) be the concentration in ppm of carbon dioxide t years after 2004 during these 4 years. a) State the domain and range of C(t). b) What is the practical meaning of C(4)? What is its value? c) What does C -1 (381) represent? 2. How does this relate to Sustainability? Please write in complete sentences.
Galileo’s Pavilion A brand new building at JCCC
Web pages: where we’ve tried Search: Holy Crap! Haiti 5:08 video Search: So what is sustainability? 1:27 video Search: Sustainability explained through animation 2:02 video a comichttp://xkcd.com/1007/ same comic
Web Searches Suggestion: search under “Environmental Science” as well as “Sustainability”.
What sources have you found?
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