# Quantitative Skills, Thinking, and Reasoning Activities

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Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Scale of the Himalayas

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question Let's imagine a scale model of the Earth, and let's imagine that the Earth is the size of a basketball. Suppose that you wanted to build the Himalayas to scale on the surface of the basketball. ...

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Height of the Himalayas

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Understanding Exponential Growth in the Context of Population Models

Corri Taylor, Wellesley College

This set of short assignments gives students practice with exponential models in the context of the growing human population.

Age Dependency Ratios: Numbers in Context

Eric Gaze, Bowdoin College

This activity involves computing dependency ratios and interpreting these numbers in context.

Race and Space

Lindsay Custer, Cascadia Community College

This assignment exposes students to racial inequalities in their own communities and helps them to identify the impact of racial segregation on quality of life. The big ideas in this assignment are racial inequality, residential segregation, and environmental justice.

A Monarchy Deposed: The Demise of the Monarch Butterfly

Daniel Abel

Monarch butterflies (scientific name: Danaus plexippus) migrate annually to forests in central Mexico from Canada and California. Those surviving the 1200 - 2800 mile migration overwinter in Mexico. In this activity, students will learn about the conservation biology of monarch butterflies, threats to their survival, the implications of their potential extinction, and ways to protect the species.

What's for Dinner? Analyzing Historical Data about the American Diet

Jessica Libertini

In this activity, students research the historical food consumption data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to observe trends, develop regressions, predict future behavior, and discuss broader impacts.

Modeling: (1) Revenue Neutral Carbon Taxes; (2) Accelerated atmospheric C02 concentrations

Martin Walter

Design a revenue neutral carbon tax and a plan for implementation; together with a model for what happens if we do not institute such a tax-system.

One day it is too hot and other days it is too cold. Do we need to replace the HVAC system?

Monika Kiss

This project will allow students to create a mathematical model to help in making decision about replacing HVAC units on a large scale.

How Far is Yonder Mountain? -- A Trig Problem

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Polya's problem-solving heuristic to find the distance of a peak using vertical angles sighted from a wagon train heading toward the peak.