1. Some key facts about Haiti

  2. Key mathematical idea: Optimization
    Least, most, greatest, best, worst, biggest, smallest, fastest, coolest, maximization, minimization, optimal, etc.

  3. Dynamics -- good and bad

  4. Waste? What waste? (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

    The recycling slogan of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" is the very heart of optimization: why waste what can be used again? In addition, recycling demonstrates the idea of killing two birds with one stone: when an object has two roles to play in its life -- when a plastic sack that delivered clean drinking water is later used to grow a tree, then we're doing something right.

  5. Shapes, Areas, Volumes

  6. Public Health

  7. Energy

  8. Economics

  9. Deforestation

  10. Maddening numbers
    (what impact does a number system have on how one thinks?)

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