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# Quantitative Skills Show all Quantitative Skills

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Earthquake Shaking and Damage part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

This student homework and problem set has students quantitatively earthquake hazard, shaking and damage.

Math Review part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities

Kallina Dunkle, Austin Peay State University

This is designed as an introductory lab for hydrogeology or other upper-level courses that are quantitative in nature in order to review key mathematical concepts that will be used throughout the semester.

Reading Topographic Maps and Calculating Map Scale part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Leslie Kanat, Johnson State College

Use a topographic map to deliniate a watershed, draw a map bar scale, and calculate a map ratio scale.

Credit Card Analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News:Examples

Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University

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A Short Selection of Advertisements part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News:Examples

Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University

Advertisers constantly thrust quantitative information in our face. Product claims, store enticements, health benefits, and scores of other contexts use short quantitative arguments to catch a reader's eye ...

Genetic and Empirical Approaches to Classifying Climates part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Charles Dodd, Shoreline Community College

Students (in groups of 3-4) are given a hypothetical planet and create a genetically based climate regionalization. Students then interpret empirical data of various climate phenomena (precipitation, temperature, evapo-transpiration) from different locations on the planet, and apply these to the Koppen system of climate classification.

Measuring specific gravity to answer questions about subduction. part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Leslie Kanat, Johnson State College

Use a quadruple beam balance to measure the specific gravity of the minerals and rocks that are common in oceanic and continental lithosphere. The results of the calculations are tied to numerous concepts described in previous lectures.

Population Growth, Ecological Footprints, and Overshoot part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Rikki Wagstrom

In this activity, students develop and apply linear, exponential, and rational functions to explore past and projected U.S. population growth, carbon footprint trend, ecological overshoot, and effectiveness of hypothetical carbon dioxide reduction initiatives.

How much energy do you save by doubling insulation? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Joseph Skufca

Students will be provided the governing equation for steady state heat transfer across a surface. They will use that equation to explore the effect of changing the insulation value on the amount of energy used.

How Big is Your Breakfast Footprint? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University

Calculation of a carbon footprint resulting from common breakfast choices illustrates the importance of contextualization.