Examining the Social Aspect of Climate Change through Mathematics

Debasmita Basu, Nicole Panorkou, Michelle Zhu

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Abstract

We designed an instructional module that seamlessly integrates mathematics, environmental science, and technology to help students think critically about climate change. The results from a design experiment in a sixth-grade classroom show that our tasks not only enhanced students' covariational reasoning in mathematics but also helped students identify the different traits of climate change they encounter every day in the news media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 9th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages239-244
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728115023
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019
Event9th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2019 - Princeton, United States
Duration: 16 Mar 2019 → …

Publication series

Name2019 9th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2019

Conference

Conference9th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period16/03/19 → …

Keywords

  • Climate Change
  • Covariational Reasoning
  • NetLogo
  • Social Justice

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    Basu, D., Panorkou, N., & Zhu, M. (2019). Examining the Social Aspect of Climate Change through Mathematics. In 2019 9th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2019 (pp. 239-244). [8882109] (2019 9th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISECon.2019.8882109