Len Vacher

University of South Florida

Project Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor

Project Leader

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum: The Geology of National Parks Collection part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks
A resource of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum modules for the introductory geology course, Geology of National Parks, at the University of South Florida.

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum is a three-year project to develop and test educational spreadsheet modules that enhance quantitative literacy wherever quantitative problems arise in the undergraduate curriculum.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (21)

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students are asked to numerically and then analytically determine the relations governing the depth of compensation.

Teaching Method Module (1)

Teaching with Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Teaching with SSAC
Len Vacher, University of South Florida, Tampa Ask students a quantitative question in non-mathematics context -- a question that requires consideration of numbers, tables or graphs, and/or a calculation or ...

Conference Presentations (3)

Writing in Geology to Reduce Math Anxiety part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday A
Students in GLY 4866: Computational Geology at the University of South Florida learn to solve mathematical problems in a geologic context. Quantitative literacy – a fundamental set of skills and habits of mind ...

Alumni Narratives on Computational Geology(Spring 1997 - Fall 2013) part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
"A Course in Geological-Mathematical Problem Solving" (Vacher, JGE v.48 i.4 p.478-481, 2000), describes a course (GLY 4866: Computational Geology) which has been evolving at USF for nearly 20 years. In ...

Word Problems: Living at the Intersection Of Quantitative Literacy and Geological-Mathematical Problem Solving part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Thursday A
A course in geological mathematical problems solving has been evolving in the undergraduate curriculum at the University of South Florida for nearly 20 years. Now called Computational Geology (after the column of ...

Communities

Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Southeastern Section

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