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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

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

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

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 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

Calzones vs. Mini-Pizzas -- A Linear Programming Problem part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to find the combination of mini-pizzas and calzones that maximizes revenue given constraints on labor time and baking time.

Subject: Business, Mathematics

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, Biology:Ecology, Mathematics, Environmental Science, :Air Quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Pollutants, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Pollutants

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

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

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

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