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Glacier (?) National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Judy McIlrath, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students examine data about the disappearing glaciers in the park; after calculating percentage change in the number of glaciers from 1850 to 2000, they interpolate to estimate when Grinnell glacier will be gone.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Unit conversions, Estimation, Units and Dimensions:Unit Conversions, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas
Subject: Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Atmospheric & Climate Science:Climate Change, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Global Change & Climate, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Atmospheric & Climate Science
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Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 1: Measures of Central Tendency part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Module by: Mark C. Rains and Len Vacher, University of South Florida Marian Norris, National Parks Service, Center for Urban Ecology Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students examine the histogram of a positively skewed data set and calculate its mean, median and mode.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines , Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Basic arithmetic; Number sense, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data , Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Mean, Median; mode, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Average; weighted average
Excel Skills: Statistical Functions:One array:MODE, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Statistical Functions, One array, One array:AVERAGE, MEDIAN, Graphs and Charts
Subject: Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Ecosystem Monitoring, Environmental Science, Human Populations, Resource Use & Consequences, Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Module by: Dorien K. McGee, University of South Florida Bobby Carson and Jonathan Jernigan, Mammoth Cave National Park Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Amie O. West, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students estimate the net volume of pollutants flowing into the Houchin's Narrows entrance of Mammoth Cave using actual air-flow and air-quality data from the park.

Subject: Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Air Quality

What Does the Mean Mean? Describing Eruptions at Riverside Geyser, Yellowstone National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Module by: Tom Juster, University of South Florida Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students study measures of central tendency in a bimodal dataset of eruption intervals.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability, Descriptive statistics; trend lines , Visual display of data :Bar graphs; column graphs; stacked bar graphs, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data , Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Mean, Median; mode, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Normal distribution
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts, Statistical Functions:One array:COUNT, COUNTA, MAX, MIN, etc, Statistical Functions, One array:MODE, MEDIAN, AVERAGE, Statistical Functions:One array, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Basic Arithmetic
Subject: Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Earth & Space Science, Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Shifting Sands: Quantifying Shoreline and Dune Migration at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Module by: Mark Horwitz, University of South Florida Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use weighted averages and data from air photos from 1939 to 2005 to calculate the rate of retreat of the shoreline and the advance of the front of dunes along the shoreline.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates:Rates of Change, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates, Average; weighted average, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability
Excel Skills: Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE
Subject: Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Environmental Science, Resource Use & Consequences:Land Use & Planning, Oceans & Coastal Resources, Earth & Space Science, Geology

Yellowstone! A National Park on a Hot Spot part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Module by: Judy McIlrath, University of South Florida Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use foundational math to study the velocity of the North American Plate over the hot spot, the volume of eruptive materials from it, and the recurrence interval of the cataclysmic eruptions.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Unit conversions, Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Geometry; Trigonometry :Squares and rectangles, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Probability
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas
Subject: Earth & Space Science, Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystem Monitoring, Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics

Spreadsheet Warm Up for SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Module by: Dorien McGee, Meghan Lindsey and Len Vacher, University of South Florida Cover page by: Len Vacher
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. A tutorial, first module for the course, intended to introduce spreadsheets and the notion of math in an introductory geology course.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Unit conversions, Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions, Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Basic arithmetic; Number sense, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Mean, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines , Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Order of operations
Excel Skills: Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Statistical Functions, One array:MAX, MIN, etc, AVERAGE, Other Elementary Math Functions
Subject: Earth & Space Science

Spreadsheet Warm Up for SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules, 2: Elementary Spreadsheet Manipulations and Graphing Tasks part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Module by: Dorien McGee, Meghan Lindsay, Len Vacher, University of South Florida Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. The second of two tutorials. Focuses on modifying spreadsheets (e.g., copy/paste, insert, sort) and creating and modifying graphs.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Pie charts, Bar graphs; column graphs; stacked bar graphs, XY scatter plots, Line graphs, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:Line Graph, Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Bar Graph, Pie Chart
Subject: Earth & Space Science

What is the Discharge of the Congaree River at Congaree National Park? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Denise Davis, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a rating curve to determine discharge at various stage heights.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines , Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability, Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Goodness of fit (R2), Geometry; Trigonometry :Squares and rectangles, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Forward modeling, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Gathering data , Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Logarithmic scale, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Line- and curve-fitting, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Trendlines, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Basic Arithmetic, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Log Scale
Subject: Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Geology, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Land Use & Planning, Environmental Science, Natural Hazards, Ecosystem Monitoring

Something is Askew at Mammoth Cave National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples
Module by: Amie O. West, University of South Florida Cover Page by: Amie O. West, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students use the geometric mean and multiplicative standard deviation to examine the right-skewed distribution of nutrient concentrations in water-quality data at Mammoth Cave National Park.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability, Descriptive statistics; trend lines , Normal distribution, Visual display of data :Logarithmic scale, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data , Basic arithmetic; Number sense, Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Median; mode, Mean, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Reading graphs
Excel Skills: Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, MEDIAN, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Basic Arithmetic, Logic Functions:IF, Statistical Functions, Logic Functions, Statistical Functions:One array:GEOMEAN, HARMEAN, STDEV, STDEVP, etc
Subject: Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity, Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Earth & Space Science


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