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# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 27 matches
- Arithmetic/Computation 91 matches
- Differential Equations and Integrals 14 matches
- Estimation 58 matches
- Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis 1 match
- Fractions and Ratios 10 matches
- Gathering Data 6 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 41 matches
- Graphs 71 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 30 matches
- Models and Modeling 45 matches
- Probability and Statistics 65 matches
- Problem Solving 90 matches
- Scientific Notation 9 matches
- Units and Unit Conversions 54 matches
- Vectors and Matrices 8 matches

Results 1 - 10 of **255 matches**

Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples

Brian Welch

This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context. -

How Fast Do Materials Weather? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus

A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. -

Carbon Dioxide Exercise part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus

Students work in groups, plotting carbon dioxide concentrations over time on overheads and estimating the rate of change over five years. -

The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Bob Mackay, Clark College

Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2. -

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Weight of Gold part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question Let's suppose that you have a shoe box full of water (the box is waterproof, of course). The shoe box weighs about 9 kg (19.8 pounds). Suppose you emptied the box and filled it completely with rock ...

Two streams, two stories... How Humans Alter Floods and Streams part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

An activity/lab where students determine the changes in 100-year flood determinations for 2 streams over time.

Vectors and slope stability part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

An in-class activity or homework for graphically solving slope-stability problems with vectors.

Petrography and Petrogenesis of a Mid-Ocean Ridge Lava Suite part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Matthew Smith, University of Florida; Mike Perfit, University of Florida

This activity is designed to accompany a set of thin sections available from the authors. Students investigate mid-ocean ride basalt petrography and relate observed mineralogic changes to relevant phase diagrams ...

The Heat is On: Understanding Local Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples

Dan Zalles, SRI International

Students draw conclusions about the extent to which multiple decades of temperature data about Phoenix suggest that a shift in local climate is taking place as opposed to exhibiting nothing more than natural ...

Floods on the Minnesota River part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities

Ben Laabs, SUNY College at Geneseo

Students download and manipulate data from historical floods on the Minnesota River (could be done for any river) and use to establish a flood hazard zone for St. Peter, Minnesota. This lab was developed by ...