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The development of strong quantitative skills should be an essential aspect of undergraduate education. Quantitative skills are taught in both mathematics and geoscience using different approaches and techniques. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together mathematicians and geoscientists to examine these two approaches and develop materials that advance the teaching of mathematics in a geologic context throughout the curriculum.

The specific goals of the workshop were

Participants left the workshop with

The workshop program engaged participants in meeting these goals by combining time for sharing, structured discussion, small group development of curricular materials, action planning, and informal interaction and conversations. Funded participants participated in discussion prior to the workshop to identify key issues and concepts, present a poster describing a successful experience teaching quantitative skills in context, prepare teaching materials during the workshop, and follow through with post-conference plans.

Planning team: Janet Anderson-Hope College, Heather Macdonald-College of William & Mary, Cathy Manduca-Carleton College, Margie Mason-College of William & Mary, Sam Patterson-Carleton College, Mary Savina-Carleton College, Susan Wood-J. Sargent Reynolds Community College

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