May 19

Home Appliance Data Visualization

GE’s Home Appliance Data Visualization provides some interesting data on the cost and energy consumption of different household appliances. You can check/uncheck different appliances to see an updated total of dollars used/energy spent.

GE Data Visualization

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This seems like it could lead to some interesting math tasks:

  • Create a list of the appliances you/your family uses. If you had to reduce your electricity bill by ____ %, how would you suggest doing so? Explain your choices.
  • Create a list of the appliances you/your family uses. If you had to reduce your energy use by ____%, how would you suggest doing so? Explain your choices.
  • What’s the ratio of “necessary” to unnecessary spending  (this could be money or energy) in the average household? This could also lead to an interesting discussion about the definition of “necessary.”

I’m sure you guys can think of some even more interesting tasks!

 

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