Modeling the Functions of Atmospheric Carbon



mathematical modeling, linear functions, regression


For thousands of years, there was a gradual increase of carbon in Earth’s atmosphere. Students can model the historical data using linear functions. Then they can learn about climate change in the modern era by using a combination of exponential and periodic functions to explore carbon’s multi-faceted variation, distinguishing the recent trend (exponential) from the seasonal variation (trigonometric).


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How to Cite

Otten, S., Otten, A., Baah, F., & Stewart, M. (2024). Modeling the Functions of Atmospheric Carbon. Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 96(1), 1–9. Retrieved from




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