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What is the Volume of a Debris Flow? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples

SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to estimate the volume of volcanic deposits using map, thickness and high-water mark data from the 2005 Panabaj debris flow (Guatemala).

What is the Volume of the 1992 Eruption of Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples

SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate the volume a tephra deposit using an exponential-thinning model.

How Large is the Great Pyramid of Giza? -- Would it make a wall that would enclose France? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students calculate the volume of the Great Pyramid and, following Napoleon, estimate whether its volume is large enough to make a wall around France.

Archimedes and Pi part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to estimate pi using the same iterative process as Archimedes.

Getting Your Fair Share -- Jelly beans, student groups, and Alexander Hamilton part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples

Spreadsheet Across the Curriculum module. Students develop an Excel spreadsheet to work with the quota method of apportionment designed by Alexander Hamilton.

Interrogating the Colonial Census in India part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This assignment, divided into two parts, asks students to consider the decennial census as both a tool of modern (colonial) governance and a source of historical data.

Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.