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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.

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, 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.

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.

Estimating OUR Carbon Footprint part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Jean McGivney-Burelle; Rikki Wagstrom, Metropolitan State University
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Sustainability Efforts on Our Campus: A Mathematical Analysis part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Lori Carmack
In these open-ended but simple activities, students use basic mathematics and descriptive statistics to analyze campus sustainability efforts.

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