The
Mathematical
Association
of
America
(MAA)
has
sought
to
improve
education
in
collegiate
mathematics.
This
report
outlines
standards
set
forth
by
the
MAA
to
improve
college
mathematics
education.
The
report
is
visionary
in
that
it
does
not
represent
a
distillation
of
current
national
practice
in
supplying
college
students
with
mathematical
training.
Rather
it
sets
a
standard
for
a
quantitatively
...



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This website is a short sketch of possible varieties of quantitative literacy based on ideas that emerged from an ongoing study of quantitative literacy in different contexts. Authored by Lynn Steen from St. Olaf College, this working draft provides definitions of quantitative literacy terms and links to information related to the terms.



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In
this
activity,
introductory
students
use
Excel
to
graph
monthly
mean
Greenwich
sunspot
numbers
from
1749
to
2004
and
perform
a
spectral
analysis
of
the
data
using
the
free
software
program
"Spectra".
Short
answer
and
thought
questions
related
to
the
graphical
data
are
asked
throughout
the
assignment.
On
this
Starting
Point
page,
users
can
access
information
about
the
exercise's
learning
goals,
...



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""Linear
Models
in
STELLA"
is
an
exercise
which
guides
students
through
the
use
of
the
STELLA
modeling
program.
The
exercise
contains
several
examples
with
associated
questions
to
help
students
walk
through
STELLA.
The
document
is
part
of
the
Creative
Learning
Exchange
a
website
created
to
facilitate
communication
among
teachers
and
schools
and
to
create
a
network
of
schools
using
systems
education.
...



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The
Daisy
World
model
is
intended
to
illustrate
a
mechanism
through
which
biota
might
optimize
their
environment
by
means
of
negative
feedback.
The
model
offers
a
very
simplified
approach
to
a
feedback
system
and
can
provide
an
introductory
lesson
in
how
models
work.
The
aim
of
the
model
is
to
implement
and
test
a
mathematical
model
describing
possible
influence
of
biota
on
an
abiotic
(climatic)
system
...



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This
ejournal
article
describes
a
qualitative
that
study
that
examines
the
perspectives
of
students
in
three
Materials
Science
and
Technology
(MST)
classes.
MST
classes
are
multidisciplinary
and
developed
to
replace
much
of
the
dreary,
tedious
atmosphere
of
many
traditional
science
classrooms
with
a
stimulating
environment
conducive
to
learning.
Students
learn
problemsolving
skills
as
scientists
...



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This
page
holds
the
archived
reports
from
the
Curriculum
Foundations
Project.
This
project
held
workshops
in
several
different
subject
areas
in
order
to
initiate
a
dialogue
among
the
representatives
from
each
partner
discipline,
with
mathematicians
present
to
listen
and
serve
as
a
resource
when
questions
about
the
mathematics
curriculum
arose.
Users
can
access
Microsoft
Word
reports
as
well
as
a
compressed
...



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This Starting Point module is written to assist geoscience faculty who want to utilize learning processes that use observations, defined in the most general sense, as a fundamental component of student learning. It provides information on what Teaching with Data is, why it is useful, how to make use of it and an annotated list of references and resources about Teaching with Data.



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This Starting Point page provides an introduction to Microsoft Excel. The site features information on the usefulness of spreadsheets in geoscience education, as well as links to tutorials and student activities designed for learning Excel basics in a geoscience context.



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This Starting Point page provides links to examples of visualizing output from mathematical or statistical models. This has proven to be one of the best ways to introduce introductory geoscience students to the results and behavior of sophisticated models.



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