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# Quantitative Skills Show all Quantitative Skills

- Circles 5 matches
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- Triangles 1 match
- Other plane figures 2 matches
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## Geometry and Trigonometry

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Floods on the Minnesota River - Planning for St. Peter part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

James Welsh, Gustavus Adolphus College

In this lab, students make a flood hazard map for the city of St. Peter, MN.

Stokes' Law Exercise for part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Karen Bartels - Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL

Students in a lab qualitatively "derive" Stokes' Law by timing the settling of various objects through given fluids.

Density of Rocks - Some Applications part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

This module studies some applications of being able to determine the density of rocks.

Scaling Galileo's Solar System - Locating the Globes part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

In this module, students are asked to produce an angular measure of the planets' position based on their scaled orbital distances and periods. To plot the position of the planet on a campus map, they are also asked to convert polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates.

How Large is a Ton of Rock? -- Thinking about Rock Density part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Len Vacher, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to calculate the edge length of cubes and diameter of spheres of various rocks starting with their mineralogic composition.

Earth's Planetary Density: Constraining What We Think about the Earth's Interior part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Len Vacher, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to forward calculate the Earth's aggregate density from combinations of densities and thicknesses of the Earth's four shells.

Exercise to Calculate River Discharge part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Nicholas Baer, Colby-Sawyer College

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use field data from rivers to understand how river discharge is calculated.

How Much Water Is In Crater Lake? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples

Heather Lehto, Department of Geology, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate an answer from a bathymetric map by summing volumes of vertical prisms.

Global Climate: Estimating How Much Sea Level Changes When Continental Ice Sheets Form part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Paul Butler, The Evergreen State College

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate how far sea level drops during a continental glaciation.

What is the Discharge of the Congaree River at Congaree National Park? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples

Denise Davis, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a rating curve to determine discharge at various stage heights.