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Hamilton, Jason; Pfaff, Thomas J. – PRIMUS, 2014
In this article we provide a simple way to think about the concept of sustainability and provide a number of examples for incorporating sustainability education into commonly taught mathematics courses. Scientific assessments have concluded that ecosystem services (the benefits that humans derive from the functioning of Earth's natural…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Mathematics Instruction, Environmental Education, Relevance (Education)
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Pfaff, Thomas J. – PRIMUS, 2006
If we let all students at Ithaca College be our population, then our Office of Institutional Research can provide us with various parameters about this population. For example, we can obtain parameters regarding SAT scores, birth month, and GPA. Each student samples from the population and we compare their results to the parameters. This allows us…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Intervals, Grade Point Average, Sampling