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# Subject: Geoscience

# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 34 matches
- Arithmetic/Computation 100 matches
- Differential Equations and Integrals 20 matches
- 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. -

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.

Calculation of your personal carbon footprint part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Activities

Scott Giorgis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This worksheet walks the students through the steps for calculating their personal carbon footprint. Additionally it helps them consider options for reducing their carbon footprint and the potential costs of those ...

Global Phosphorus Cycle part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Kirsten Menking, Vassar College

Students create and modify a STELLA model of the global phosphorus cycle to test a number of scenarios.

Earthquake Shaking and Damage part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

This student homework and problem set has students quantitatively earthquake hazard, shaking and damage.

Introduction to Gibbs Energy part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota-Main Campus

This is a short project that can be used in-class or as homework. It involves just a few questions and it is intended to help students understand the idea of Gibbs free energy.