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Principles and Standards in School Mathematics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics describes a future in which all students have access to rigorous, high-quality mathematics instruction, including four years of high school ...

Shaping the Future: New Expectations for Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (NSF 96-139) part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This report provides guidelines for more effective use of the investments made by individuals, organizations, and agencies seeking to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, ...

Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Use melting ice to teach students about radioactive decay. With a ring stand, set a funnel of ice over a graduated cylinder and students can construct a decay curve by plotting meltwater volume ...

A Framework for Integrating Quantitative Geologic Problem Solving into Courses Across the Undergraduate Geology Curriculum part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Forging a link between quantitative skills and geologic problem solving is a valuable instructional approach that can guide the development of quantitative course material. A conceptual ...

Using Logic Problems in Introductory-Level Geoscience Courses to Develop Critical Reasoning and Basic Quantitative Skills part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Problems that involve quantitative skills require students to reason logically. Strong logical reasoning and problem-solving skills are necessary for students in proceeding with the ...

A Quantitative Approach to Introductory Geology Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Introductory geology courses taught from a question-based approach that effectively incorporates problem solving demonstrate to students that science is more than a collection of facts. By ...

Self-Contained Problem Sets as a Means of Incorporating Quantitative-Skill Development in Existing Introductory Geoscience Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - We have modified our introductory geoscience course by adding self-contained problem sets dealing with isostatic rebound, flood recurrence intervals, and geochronology. Students had access ...

Using Linear Regression to Determine Plate Motions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Scientists commonly gather data and develop equations to describe relationships among data and variables using linear regression. Providing geoscience majors opportunities to determine ...

Building Quantitative Skills in Geoscience Courses Using Homework Assignments of Increasing Difficulty part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract - Diversity in mathematical preparation is common in quantitative geoscience courses, such as geophysics and hydrology. One way to handle this diversity is to design a sequence of homework ...

Numeracy: Imperatives of a Forgotten Goal part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The author describes three different situations in which we use our quantitative skills: 1) Computational Situations-where a number is the desired result, 2) Decision-making Situations-where ...

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