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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

How Far is Yonder Mountain? -- A Trig Problem part of 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.

Subject: Mathematics, Geography

The Digital Divide: A Data Analysis Activity Using Subtotals part of 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.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of 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.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Geoscience, :Geology, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Pollutants, Mathematics, Environmental Science, :Air Quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Pollutants

How Large is the Great Pyramid of Giza? -- Would it make a wall that would enclose France? part of 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.

Subject: History, 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

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of 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.

Subject: Mathematics

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

Something is Askew at Mammoth Cave National Park part of Examples
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.

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Non-Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Sustainability, Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Biology:Ecology, Geoscience, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Restoration/Reclamation, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation, Statistical Inference and Techniques, Mathematics:Statistics, Mathematics, :Statistics:Data Presentation:One Categorical Variable, One Categorical Variable:Graphical Displays, Environmental Science, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Data Management and Organization:Outliers, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Data Management and Organization, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology, Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Karst, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

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

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