# Activities

- SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA

Energy and the Environment: Global Challenge (MAT095)

[pdf of these activities] -
**CO**(measurements, plotting graphs, ratios)_{2}Emissions by Cars*Sreedevi Ande* -
**Carbon Emission**(reading graphs, weighted average, unit conversion, decimals)*Prabha Betne* **Trends in CO**(graphs, linear equations and slope, solving two step equations)_{2}and Global Temperature*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

[pdf of these activities] - Faculty Contributors: Dmitry Chebanov, Marina Nechayeva, Dong Wook Won

- SECTION 2: ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA

Problems and Issues in Public Health (MAT096)

[pdf of these activities] **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

[pdf of these activities] **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)

[pdf of these activities] **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

[pdf of these activities] **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 functions*Reem 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

[pdf of these activities] **Airline Emissions**(measures of dispersion and central tendency, hypothesis testing about single and paired means)*George McCormack*