Incorporating Sustainability into Mathematics Courses

Start: 11/23/2015 - 4:15pm
End  : 11/23/2015 - 5:15pm

Applied Math Seminar

Victor J. Donnay (Bryn Mawr College)


Abstract: How to link the math with the real world? Professor Donnay will discuss his experiences of incorporating issues of environmental sustainability into his math teaching.  He will present a variety of approaches ranging from easy to adapt extensions of standard homework problems to elaborate service learning projects. He will share some of the educational resources that he helped collect as chair of the planning committee for Mathematics Awareness Month 2013: the Mathematics of Sustainability, as well as his TED Ed video on Tipping Points and Climate Change. He has used these approaches in a variety of courses including Calculus, Differential Equations, Mathematical Modeling, and a Senior Seminar.

In addition to students and faculty, secondary math and science teachers are invited to attend.
Emmy Noether Room, Millikan 1021, Pomona College

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