Connecting Industry to Math Instruction (CIMI) Activities
Students examine how environmental engineers use matrices and regression modeling to manage the cost of waste disposal at their manufacturing facility. Students will also look at forecasts for future waste production to examine expenditures associated with disposal, as well as impact on environmental certifications.
Students interpret and apply building codes to determine the number of exits needed for a commercial space and the minimum distance between exits. Students will need to convert units, find the area of irregular shapes, apply a formula to determine occupant load and use the Pythagorean theorem.