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# Subject: Geoscience

# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 34 matches
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- Estimation 63 matches
- Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis 3 matches
- Fractions and Ratios 11 matches
- Gathering Data 7 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 46 matches
- Graphs 88 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 35 matches
- Models and Modeling 57 matches
- Probability and Statistics 76 matches
- Problem Solving 102 matches
- Scientific Notation 10 matches
- Units and Unit Conversions 56 matches
- Vectors and Matrices 9 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, Saint Olaf College

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. -

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Rate of Lava Flow part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question In 1983, an eruption began at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii that has proved to be the largest and longest-lived eruption since records began in 1823. Lava has poured out of the volcano at an average rate of ...

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 ...

Understanding Radioactivity in Geology: The Basics of Decay part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Christina Stringerâ€”University of South Florida, Tampa FL 33620
This activity was developed for Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum . National Science Foundation, DUE 0442629.

PowerPoint module leading students through creation and manipulation of spreadsheet to forward model an example of exponential decayâ€”the number of remaining unpopped kernels of popcorn in a bag of popping popcorn.

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. -

Using a Mass Balance Model to Understand Carbon Dioxide and its Connection to Global Warming part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Bob Mackay, Clark College

Students explore the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past 40 years with an interactive on-line model.

Kohler Curves part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Swarndeep Gill, California University of Pennsylvania

An assignment teaching students about Kohler curves that enhances their quantitative skills.

Mid-level spreadsheeting and complex modeling of real-world scarp evolution part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

William Locke, Montana State University-Bozeman

This exercise is a second or familiarization exercise in spreadsheeting, but is also a mathematical model for slope evolution. It uses the concept of "erosivity" (generally, the relative ratio of driving and resisting forces) and slope angle to reshape an initial topography. Finally, it asks the students themselves to come up with a real-world situation worth modeling.

An Assessment of Hillslope Stability Using the Factor of Safety part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Laura Moore, Oberlin College

In this homework assignment students are asked to consider the balance of forces on a hill slope using the Factor of Safety.

From Ocean Topography to Flexural Rigidity part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons

Andrew Newman, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Students will use the available bathymetric datasets to test the utility of a flexural rigidity model of oceanic crust.