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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Integrating the Teaching of Quantitative Skills Across the Geology Curriculum in a Department part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: One approach to teaching quantitative skills to all students in a department is to construct a matrix of the desired quantitative skills versus courses in the departmental curriculum. ...

Building the Quantitative Skills of Students in Geoscience Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This issue of the Journal of Geoscience Education was devoted to articles bearing on the teaching of Quantitative Skills in Undergraduate Geoscience Classes.



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