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A Framework for Integrating Quantitative Geologic Problem Solving into Courses Across the Undergraduate Geology Curriculum part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Forging a link between quantitative skills and geologic problem solving is a valuable instructional approach that can guide the development of quantitative course material. A conceptual ...

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 ...

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 Linear Regression to Determine Plate Motions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Scientists commonly gather data and develop equations to describe relationships among data and variables using linear regression. Providing geoscience majors opportunities to determine ...

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 ...

Numeracy: Imperatives of a Forgotten Goal part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The author describes three different situations in which we use our quantitative skills: 1) Computational Situations-where a number is the desired result, 2) Decision-making Situations-where ...

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 ...

Developing Analytical and Communication Skills in a Mock-Trial Course Based on the Famous Woburn, Massachusetts Case part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses a mock trial in which undergraduates serve as expert witnesses and law students serve as their attorneys. The article identifies the trial as an effective vehicle for ...

Reinforcing quantitative skills with applied research on tombstone-weathering rates part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a tombstone weathering exercise that reinforces quantitative skills with applied research. The article describes an exercise designed and ...



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