1. Margaret (Midge) Cozzens
  2. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~midgec/
  3. Distinguished Research Professor
  5. Rutgers University
  1. Tamra Carpenter
  2. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~tcar/
  3. Research Professor
  5. Rutgers University
  1. Roberta Hunter
  2. Graduate Student
  4. Rutgers University

Mathematical and Computational Tools for Planning for a Sustainable Future

NSF Awards: 1220022, 1503414

2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 9-12

Our project on Mathematical and Computational Methods for Planning for a Sustainable Future (PS-Future) is developing modules for high school classrooms that engage students in sustainability topics of personal relevance while illustrating the use of mathematical and computational methods in the many facets of planning for sustainability. The modules can be flexibly included in a variety of classes, particularly those in mathematics, environmental science, and biology. Problems in sustainability can be complex and multi-disciplinary. Project research is exploring the use of the the PMC-2E (Phenomenon, Mechanism, Component, Explanation, and Evidence) representation framework to help students gain a a more accessible and generalizable understanding of mathematics, computing, and science concepts, ultimately contributing to a deeper conception of sustainability by students and to better, research-informed practices for materials development.


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