GeoMaths - 1st Level Modules

Rowena Bowles, University College London

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University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material on math skills in the context of geoscience. These exercises provide realistic geologic scenarios and work through examples, with notation on the math used to solve them. Examples include using trigonometry to find the true width of strata, logarithms to understand the Richter scale, and vectors to find plate velocities at a triple junction. Relevant vocabulary is linked to a glossary of mathematical terms. Many of the modules link to a MathHelp page for explanation of techniques used, and then come back to the geologic scenario to finish the problem. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/MathematicsKeywords: seismic velocity, radioactive decay, stress component, true dip, erosion, sedimentation