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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.