# SSAC General Collection Modules

Following are short descriptions of the available modules. To access any of them, select from the list and you will connect to cover material including learning goals, context of use, and other information. Within the cover material (under "Teaching Materials") there is a link by which you can download the student version of the module. You can also request an instructor's version by clicking on the "request" link under Teaching Materials.

There are a couple of ways of searching for modules. The box below left provides a full-text search of the cover material about the module, so you can search by author, subject, or keyword. The controlled vocabularies below right allow targeted searches by three different dimensions (click on the links to see the full, hierarchical vocabularies): Math content (Quantitative Concept) (Microsoft Word 41kB Jun17 10), Context (Subject) (Microsoft Word 29kB Jul13 07), and Excel Skill (Microsoft Word 32kB Jul13 07).

# Quantitative Concepts

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Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

Carbon Sequestration in Campus Trees part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use allometric relationships to calculate tree mass from trunk diameter in a stand of trees in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science, Biology

Excel Skills: Other Elementary Math Functions:LN, Graphs and Charts:Pie Chart, Other Elementary Math Functions:EXP, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

Frequency of Large Earthquakes -- Introducing Some Elementary Statistical Descriptors part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics, Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Logic Functions:SUMIF, COUNTIF, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:One Plot, Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort, Statistical Functions:One array:QUARTILE, MEDIAN, AVERAGE, STDEV, STDEVP, etc, VAR, VARP, etc, PERCENTILE, MAX, MIN, etc, COUNT, COUNTA, Other Elementary Math Functions:SQRT, Statistical Functions:One array:LARGE, SMALL, etc, MODE, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUMPRODUCT, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Nested Formulas

Calzones vs. Mini-Pizzas -- A Linear Programming Problem part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics, Business, economics and finance : Business

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUMPRODUCT, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, Logic Functions:AND, IF, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

Understanding Mortgage Payments part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students build Excel spreadsheets to calculate monthly mortgage payments and evaluate how much of their payment is applied to the principle and interest.

Subject: Business, economics and finance :Finance, Business, economics and finance

Excel Skills: Other Manipulations and Functions, Basic Arithmetic, Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions, Graphs and Charts, Bar Graph, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph:Stacked, Other Manipulations and Functions:Financial Functions

The Mole in Chemistry: How do you determine the number of atoms or molecules in everyday items? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students build spreadsheets to practice converting between moles, grams, and atomic mass units.

Subject: Natural science:Chemistry, Natural science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Basic Arithmetic

Energy Flow through Agroecosystems (Farms) part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets that allow them to calculate the different values needed to examine energy flow through agroecosystems.

Subject: Engineering, agriculture:Agriculture and agricultural engineering, Natural science:Biology

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:Pie Chart

Introducing Endangered Birds to Ulva, NZ -- Modeling exponential and logistic growth of the yellowhead population part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to model the growth in population of a species of birds introduced to an isolated island in New Zealand.

Subject: Natural science:Biology

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Nested Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:One Plot

Chaos in Population Dynamics -- Understanding Chaos in the Logistic Model part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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 and computers:Mathematics, Natural science:Biology

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:One Plot, Multiple Plots

Archimedes and Pi part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

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

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics, Social science:History

Excel Skills: Logic Functions:IF, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Logic Functions, Basic Arithmetic