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Water Games Applying Game Theory to the Sustainable Use of Water (And Other Natural Resources) (Teacher)

Author: James Kupetz and Steven Leonhardi


About This Module:

Water Games uses concepts drawn from mathematical game theory to model competition for water and other scarce resources and to examine potential strategies available to parties in conflict. Students use game theory to predict outcomes based on play of a game and to change outcomes by changing associated payoffs.

About the PS-Future project and its modules

The PS-Future project is a collaboration led by Rutgers University involving the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University; the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP); Colorado State University; the Groton School; Hobart and William Smith Colleges; and a number of authors and educators from around the country.

The modules are intended to provide 4-6 days of classroom activities on a variety of topics that apply computational and mathematical methods in sustainability. Each module links to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics and targets content for a particular mathematics course. Each module also addresses disciplinary core concepts required by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), especially targeting concepts taught in Environmental Science and Biology courses. The modules are also particularly suited to address Practice Standards for both mathematics and science.

Each module contains examples of jobs related to the module topic, together with a discussion of the skills and training required, as well as information on the salary and future demand for such jobs. In many cases, specific job titles are mentioned within the modules.

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PS-Future Mathematical and Computational Methods for Planning a Sustainable Future
108 pages

Mathematics Topics:

  • Probability & Statistics ,
  • Computer Science ,
  • Game Theory

Application Areas:

  • Water Cycle, Water Conservation, Natural Resources

Prerequisites:

Basic Algebra, Basic Probability

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