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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

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

The "Perfect" Date: Ranking and Rating Decisions with a Spreadsheet part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to rank and rate potential dates by calculating weighted sums of a variety of attributes.

Dunes, Boxcars, and Ball Jars: Mining the Great Lakes Shores part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students estimate the volume of sand in Hoosier Slide, a large dome-shaped dune quarried away in the 1920s from what is now Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. They also estimate the number of boxcars to carry the sand, and the number of Ball jars produced from it.

Subject: Geoscience

A Percentage Stroll through Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate percentages and percent differences to compare various measures of fumaroles, mud pots, hot springs and geysers in this introduction to hydrothermal features at Yellowstone NP.

Subject: Geoscience

Glacier (?) National Park part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students examine data about the disappearing glaciers in the park; after calculating percentage change in the number of glaciers from 1850 to 2000, they interpolate to estimate when Grinnell glacier will be gone.

Subject: Geoscience

Comparing Stream Discharge in Two Watersheds in Glacier National Park part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students study how discharge per unit area varies with elevation in the high country of Glacier National Park from USGS hydrograph data from Swiftcurrent Creek and its tributary Grinnell Creek..

Subject: Geoscience

Shifting Sands: Quantifying Shoreline and Dune Migration at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use weighted averages and data from air photos from 1939 to 2005 to calculate the rate of retreat of the shoreline and the advance of the front of dunes along the shoreline.

Subject: Geoscience

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

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