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Frequency of Large Earthquakes -- Introducing Some Elementary Statistical Descriptors part of 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.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience, Mathematics:Statistics

Grade Calculation part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. This activity introduces the student to the concept of weighted averages by asking them to calculate course grades and grade point averages.

Subject: Education, Mathematics

Powers of 2: Many Grains of Wheat part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use a spreadsheet to connect powers of 2 to powers of 10 to help understand exponential growth.

Subject: Mathematics

Let's Take a Hike in Catoctin Mountain Park part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a topographic map and spreadsheet to find how many Big Macs they burned off on a five-mile hike at Catoctin Mountain Park.

Subject: Mathematics, Geoscience

How Diverse Are We? -- Comparing Racial Composition of NYC and USA, 1980-2000 part of 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.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics

Simple vs. Compound Interest -- Spreadsheeting the Difference part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to tabulate, graph and compare the future value of investments with compound vs. simple interest. Spreadsheet level: beginner.

Subject: Mathematics, Economics

How often do earthquakes occur? part of Examples
Students use spreadsheet tables and charts to explore the relationship between earthquake magnitude and frequency.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Linear Models:Regression, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Linear Models, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation, Data Presentation:Multivariate Quantitative Relationships:Scatterplot, Physics:Oscillations & Waves:Wave Motion, Physics:Oscillations & Waves, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation:Multivariate Quantitative Relationships

Creating a Household Budget part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students track their expenses and use Excel to compare them to Seattle/Tacoma averages. Developed for adult students taking English as a Second Language.

Subject: Mathematics, Economics

Chaos in Population Dynamics -- Understanding Chaos in the Logistic Model part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to explore conditions that lead to chaotic behavior in logistic models of populations that grow discretely.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Probability:Simulation, Biology, Mathematics, Biology:Ecology

Archimedes and Pi part of Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to estimate pi using the same iterative process as Archimedes.

Subject: History, Mathematics

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