ERIC Number: ED280677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Liquefied Natural Gas: A Potential for an Abundant Energy Supply or a Potential for Danger.
This unit was designed to develop mathematical applications in relation to a community resource issue. It should both motivate mathematics learning and provide meaningful problems for reinforcing understanding of mathematics content and skills, including ratios and percentages, linear equations, exponential functions, graphing, and the reading and interpretation of graphs and tables. A discussion section is intended to give the teacher a good understanding of the issues, present available important data, and elicit mathematics problems. The mathematics is introduced implicitly with diagrams, tables, and graphs embodied in the discussion. The second section contains real-life mathematics problems involving natural gas. Appendices present equivalent measures, additional information on pricing gas, and problem solutions. (MNS)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Energy, Environmental Education, Fuels, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
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