Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling Approach
Introduction to Logarithms
Objectives
Apply logarithms to environmenal issues
1. Complete Question 14 from page 34 of Part Two of Environmental
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
2008 Power Usage in the City of Berea: an Observation
Acknowledgements:
Dr. Jan Pearce
Veronica Krebs
Alyshia Phillips
Katie Bellnier
Victoria Leibeck
Justin Martin
Brooke Nantz
In this report, we wil
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
Saxon Brown
MAT 108
November 22, 2009
Report on Lost Energy
Berea Municipal produced a total of 140,322,000 KWH in 2008 and Berea customers
used a total of 135,281,000 KWH in 2008. What happened to th
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling Approach
Exponential Modeling Assignment
Objectives
Gain facility working with exponential models
Gain practice using Excel for creating exponential trend
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Modeling Assignment 3
Comparing Growth Rates
Objectives
Gain facility working with Excel
Learn about Filldown in Excel
Compare different growth
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
Ideas for October 24th and KEF Fundraiser
Brooke Nantz, Kate Bellnier
Collect sponsorship in exchange for selling goods at event
Local performers with information in between performances
Richmond/EKU
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling Approach
Introduction to Logarithms
Objectives
Learn about logarithms
Recall that e is the constant called the "natural exponential base." It is an irrati
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Berea Kwh Usage
Objectives
Work in a team on detailed computations related to the electric usage in Berea,
Kentucky
Communicate information about
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Midterm Redo
Objectives
Work with others in the course to discuss mathematical concepts
Review what we have learned so far
Complete this assignme
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Modeling Assignment #1
Objectives
Practice review exercises involving percentages, proportions, and ratios.
Because ratios, proportions, and perc
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Linear Modeling using Excel's Trendlines
Objectives
Gain facility working with linear trendline models using Excel
Reflect more on issues related
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Modeling Assignment #1
Objectives
Practice review exercises involving percentages, proportions, and ratios.
Because ratios, proportions, and perc
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Modeling Assignment M2
Objectives
Learn to convert units
Use scientific notation
Learn about the effects of recycling on the greenhouse effect
Fr
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
R1: Introductory Reflective Essay
Have a discussion identifying serious environmental problems
Objectives
Discuss an environmental issue of conce
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling Approach
Introduction to Logarithms
Objectives
Work with population density
1. Complete Question 111 from page 37 of Environmental Issues. Hint: Be sure
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
Team Awesome, Green and Green Awesome
In our Environmental Issues class at Berea College, we used various references and
collections of data to provide information about Bereas power usage in 2008. In