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A Preliminary Study of Students' Asking Quantitative Scientific Questions for Inquiry-Based Climate Model Experiments part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study, published in the Journal of Geoscience Education, features a cognitive apprenticeship method that was used to promote conceptual learning in a climate science course. Students conducted ...

A Math Paradox: The Widening Gap Between High School and College Math part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Dr. Ganem points out the increasing gap between the mathematical skills of incoming first-year college students and the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college science and math courses ...

Building Quantitative Skills in Geoscience Courses Using Homework Assignments of Increasing Difficulty part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Diversity in mathematical preparation is common in quantitative geoscience courses, such as geophysics and hydrology. One way to handle this diversity is to design a sequence of homework ...

A Quantitative Approach to Introductory Geology Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Introductory geology courses taught from a question-based approach that effectively incorporates problem solving demonstrate to students that science is more than a collection of facts. By ...

Self-Contained Problem Sets as a Means of Incorporating Quantitative-Skill Development in Existing Introductory Geoscience Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - We have modified our introductory geoscience course by adding self-contained problem sets dealing with isostatic rebound, flood recurrence intervals, and geochronology. Students had access ...

Using Logic Problems in Introductory-Level Geoscience Courses to Develop Critical Reasoning and Basic Quantitative Skills part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Problems that involve quantitative skills require students to reason logically. Strong logical reasoning and problem-solving skills are necessary for students in proceeding with the ...

Shaping the Future: New Expectations for Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (NSF 96-139) part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This report provides guidelines for more effective use of the investments made by individuals, organizations, and agencies seeking to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, ...

Using GPS to Teach More than Accurate Positions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Undergraduate science majors need practice in critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and judging whether their calculated answers are physically reasonable. We have developed exercises using ...

Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Use melting ice to teach students about radioactive decay. With a ring stand, set a funnel of ice over a graduated cylinder and students can construct a decay curve by plotting meltwater volume ...

Using and Understanding Mathematics - A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Second Edition part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Aimed at students majoring in nonmathematical fields--particularly those who feel some anxiety about math--this textbook focuses on the practical applications of mathematics in college, career, and ...

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