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Space Math: Radiation Math DLESE Reviewed Collection
This booklet includes 19 problems that explore the topic of radiation and human exposure to its different forms. The problems span math abilities from basic multiplication and unit conversions, to algebra and calculus. For example, students learn about the various natural radiation dosages to which they are exposed daily, work quantitatively with authentic radiation dosage units to estimate the total annual dosages resulting from different lifestyles, and determine probabilities of occurrence for flares and other radiation events in space. Math skills include graph analysis, Venn diagramming, probability and statistics, evaluating equations in more than one variable, extrapolation and forecasting, scientific notation, integral calculus. (8.5 x11, 28 pages, 11 color images, PDF file)
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Problem set
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-409
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Sten Odenwald