ERIC Number: ED229233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Mathematics and Global Survival.
Schwartz, Richard H.
This resource was written to provide students with an awareness of critical issues facing the world today. In courses for college students, it can motivate their study of mathematics, teach them how to solve mathematical problems related to current global issues, provide coherence to mathematical studies through a focus on issues of human survival, and make students aware of the magnitude of current global problems and how they can help find solutions. The mathematical topics covered include the four basic mathematical operations: percents, ratio, and proportions; graphs and charts; sequences; statistics; and probability. Among the topics related to global survival are hunger, development, rapid population growth, depletion of resources, waste, water resources, the arms race, and pollution. Each chapter includes problems and exercises, plus a list of references. Solutions to selected problems, a review of selected mathematical topics, a bibliography, a list of environmental groups, a questionnaire, and possible term theme topics are appended. (MNS)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Students, Environmental Education, Geometric Concepts, Higher Education, Hunger, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Pollution, Population Growth, Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Wastes
Richard Schwartz, College of Staten Island, 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 ($12.00, incl. postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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