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Density of rocks - How large is a ton of rock? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

This module addresses the problem of how to determine the size of a ton of rocks of a given composition and invites the student to figure out how to solve the problem.

Exploring Radiometric Dating with Dice part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Carla Whittington derived from Baer (1999)
Related Links Radioactive Decay ProbabilityExponential Growth and Decay

An activity in which students use dice to explore radioactive decay and dating and make simple calculations.

Density of the Earth - How to Solve It part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

This module addresses the real problem of determining the density of the Earth and invites the student to figure out how to solve the problem.

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.

Earth's history in 4.56 meters: constructing a timeline with calculator tape part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

An activity where students make a geologic timeline from calculator tape.

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.

Bakken Oil From Shale, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Global Oil Economics part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Robert McConnell

Students work with oil production data to assess the environmental impact, and economic controls, of oil production and consumption.

Trawl Data Exploration in Multivariable Calculus part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Kris Green

This activity is based on exploring the data collected from all trawls around the Chincoteague Bay from 2005 - 2014. Students can construct their own contour diagrams as they cross section the data based on their own choices. This database could also be used to support similar activities in statistics or graph theory.

Shift in life expectancy part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Holly Partridge

Determining the shift in expected life span over a century and the social and environmental impact

What's for Dinner? Analyzing Historical Data about the American Diet part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Jessica Libertini

In this activity, students research the historical food consumption data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to observe trends, develop regressions, predict future behavior, and discuss broader impacts.