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Activities

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA
Energy and the Environment: Global Challenge (MAT095)
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CO2 Emissions by Cars (measurements, plotting graphs, ratios) Sreedevi Ande
Carbon Emission (reading graphs, weighted average, unit conversion, decimals) Prabha Betne
Trends in CO2 and Global Temperature (graphs, linear equations and slope, solving two step equations) Prabha Betne
Household Electricity Consumption [paired with Critical Thinking, HUP102] (simple averages, decimals, operations on whole numbers) Marina Dedlovskaya and Patricia Sokolski
Household Electricity Consumption (simple averages, decimals, operations on whole numbers) Marina Dedlovskaya
Dust Cloud: Height and Thickness (Pythagorean theorem, exponents and radicals, linear equations, slope, graphical interpretation) Yasser Hassebo
Asthma and Air Pollution (fractions, percentages, decimals, conversion from one form to another, rounding) Zahidur Rahman
The Diaper Debate (percentages, ratios, proportions) Shenglan Yuan
2010-11 Supplement for MAT095
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Faculty Contributors: Dmitry Chebanov, Marina Nechayeva, Dong Wook Won
SECTION 2: ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
Problems and Issues in Public Health (MAT096)
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Projected Death for Selected Causes (linear equations, solving systems of equations, function, square root) Amakoe Gbedemah
Basal Metabolic Rate (linear equations, functional notation) Arnold Glick
Toxic Release and Pollution: Asthma in NYC [paired with Critical Thinking, HUP102] (geometric context, plotting ordered pairs, graphic analysis and interpretation, linear approximation, positive and negative slope calculation)Yasser Hassebo and Judit Török
Toxic Release and Pollution: Asthma in NYC (geometric context, plotting ordered pairs, graphic analysis and interpretation, linear approximation, positive and negative slope calculation)Yasser Hassebo
Enjoying Cheddar Cheese (factorization, difference of squares, quadratic equation, zero-factor property, radicals) Javier Roldan McKinley
Genomics and Its Impact on Science and Society (exponents) Frank Wang
The Eye and Eyeglasses (rational expressions, complex fractions) Frank Wang
Toxic Bulbs (rational expressions) Frank Wang
What Happened to the AIDS Epidemic? (linear equations, rational expressions, quadratic formulas) Frank Wang
2010-11 Supplement for MAT096
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Pollen Count Levels and Allergies (linear and quadratic equations)
Mangala Kothari
Swine Flu – H1N1(functional notation; quadratic function; zero factor property)
Vladimir Przhebelskiy
Exercise and Heart Rate (plotting ordered pairs, calculating slope, graphing linear equations with two variables, and functions and relations)
Zahidur Rahman
The Mathematics of Mass Vaccination (graphing linear equations, finding the slope of a line, and solving linear inequalities)
Vladimir Przhebelskiy
Drug Concentration in the Blood (In-Class Activity) (rational expressions, complex fractions)
Natalia Mosina
More on Blood Drug/Alcohol Concentration(Take-Home Activity) (rational expressions, complex fractions, graphs, pie charts, and percentages)
Natalia Mosina
SECTION 3: ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
Business and Finance (MAT115)
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Car Buyers in Asia (linear and quadratic equations, exponential modeling) Gordon Crandall
Price per Square Foot (linear functions) Ladji Doumbia
The Life Cycle Hypothesis (quadratic functions and scatter plots) Alioune Khoule
Rising Gas Price Crisis: How Fast and Why? (graphs, slope, rate of change) Rudy Meangru
Investment Rates (exponential functions, tables, graphs, formulas) Margareta Szczapstefanowski
2010-11 Supplement for MAT115
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Should You Take On That Loan? A Lesson on Interest Rates and Debt (graphing linear equations, equation of a straight line, applications of linear functions)
Reem Jaafar
Commodity Prices: Who Determines the Price of Food? (graphing linear equations, equation of a straight line, applications of linear and quadratic functionsReem Jaafar, Yelena Baishanski
Modeling Data Related to Health Care in the U.S. (application of linear equations)Paul West
SECTION 4: MAT120 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Energy and the Environment: Global Challenge
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Airline Emissions (measures of dispersion and central tendency, hypothesis testing about single and paired means) George McCormack