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ERIC Number: EJ1219039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Unnatural Disasters: Two Calculus Projects for Instructors Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice
Karaali, Gizem; Khadjavi, Lily S.
PRIMUS, v29 n3-4 p312-327 2019
We provide context and motivation for an instructor to use real-life examples in the calculus classroom. To this end we describe two specific project ideas, one related to the devastating impact of methylmercury fungicide in a grain seed supply and the other to a catastrophic methane leak. By using calculus in contexts that have social justice implications, we hope to empower students to reason for themselves, to use mathematics as a powerful tool to deepen their understanding of the world, and ultimately, to effectively confront the challenges society faces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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