Description: The potential for oil exploration in the controversial Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) sets the scene for this problem. A linear regression of oil consumption data over the past 25 years reveals an interesting pattern. How could new oil fields like ANWR help in breaking our dependence on foreign oil?
Grade Range: 6-12, college developmental math
Curriculum Standards: CCSS.Math. Content.8 .F.A.3, CCSS.Math. Content.8 .F.B.4, CCSS.Math. Content.HSA-CED.A.2
Copyright: ©2011
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