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Frequency of Large Earthquakes -- Introducing Some Elementary Statistical Descriptors part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students examine the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 7 and above) per year for 1970-1999 and 1940-1999. QL: descriptors of a frequency distribution.

Understanding Standard Deviations: A Learning Activity Using Microsoft Excel part of Examples
In this activity, students will use Microsoft Excel to calculate standard deviations both manually, and using the STDEV function.

Medicine in the Body part of Examples
In this activity, we will explore how the dosage and frequency of a medicine taken affect the amount of medicine present in the blood.

How Far is Yonder Mountain? -- A Trig Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Polya's problem-solving heuristic to find the distance of a peak using vertical angles sighted from a wagon train heading toward the peak.

The Digital Divide: A Data Analysis Activity Using Subtotals part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students analyze a given data set to understand the "Digital Divide" by means of percentages and the Subtotal tool in Excel.

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
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.

How Large is the Great Pyramid of Giza? -- Would it make a wall that would enclose France? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students calculate the volume of the Great Pyramid and, following Napoleon, estimate whether its volume is large enough to make a wall around France.

Powers of 2: Many Grains of Wheat part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use a spreadsheet to connect powers of 2 to powers of 10 to help understand exponential growth.

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to find the maximum volume of an open-top box by cut-and-folding a sheet of cardboard.

How Diverse Are We? -- Comparing Racial Composition of NYC and USA, 1980-2000 part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students analyze the percentage of change in the diversity of the US compared to New York City over 20 years.

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