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Maths in Work: Green Transport Habits

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Created on 19 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 01 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

Title Green Transport Habits
Organisation Leeds University - Dr Keith Pitcher
The University of Leeds has 32,000 students and 7,000 staff. Dr Keith Pitcher is Environmental Officer. One of his main responsibilities is to encourage a greener attitude to transport amongst staff and students. This has been achieved by having a scale of permit charges that reflects the CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) emissions of the different sizes cars and by encouraging car sharing and the use of cycles. Cars are placed into three categories depending on the CO2 output (grammes per kilometre travelled) and having higher charges for the cars emitting the most CO2, with cycles having a very low charge. The exercise involves ordering and rounding, and measures of weight and distance.
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Distance, Ordering, Rounding, Weight
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