SSAC General Collection Modules

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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.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Statistical models; statistical inference; sampling, Probability, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Creating and manipulating tabular data:Sorting data, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates, Average; weighted average, Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Mean, Median; mode, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Normal distribution, Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Quartiles; percentiles, Standard deviation; variance; range
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

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.

Quantitative Concepts: Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Manipulating equations, Straight lines and linear functions:Slope, intercept; linear trends, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Significant figures, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Exponential function, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Logarithmic function, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Logarithmic scale, XY scatter plots, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Line- and curve-fitting, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Statistical models; statistical inference; sampling, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Power function
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

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.

Quantitative Concepts: Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Power function, Exponential function, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Multivariable functions, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions:Unit Conversions, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Forward modeling, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Logarithmic scale, XY scatter plots, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Reading graphs, Geometry; Trigonometry :Circles (including radians and pi)
Subject: Natural science:Earth science
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

Calculating Readability part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use the Gunning FOG Index, the Flesch Reading Ease Scale and the FORCAST Readability Formula to understand the readability level of a given passage.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Creating equations; text-to-math translation, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Order of operations
Subject: Humanities: Reading and writing
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

The Price is Right - Or is it? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students learn through the use of spreadsheets how to optimize profits and revenues.

Quantitative Concepts: Calculus; Numerical methods:Finding maximum/minimum, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Forward modeling, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Quadratic function
Subject: Business, economics and finance , Business
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Graphs and Charts, Basic Arithmetic

Exercise to Calculate River Discharge part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use field data from rivers to understand how river discharge is calculated.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Estimation, Geometry; Trigonometry :Other plane figures, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Gathering data , Visual display of data :Reading graphs
Subject: Natural science:Earth science
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

Powers of 2: Many Grains of Wheat part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use a spreadsheet to connect powers of 2 to powers of 10 to help understand exponential growth.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Estimation, Significant figures, Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Creating equations; text-to-math translation, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Power function, Exponential (geometric) growth, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions:Unit Conversions, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Forward modeling, Geometry; Trigonometry :Cubes and rectangular solids, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Creating and manipulating tabular data
Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

Dirty Jobs vs. Clean Jobs part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use spreadsheets to help find the difference in percentages of salaries between dirty and clean jobs.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Average; weighted average, Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Rates, Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Bar graphs; column graphs; stacked bar graphs, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Gathering data
Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions, Percent (format), Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph

How Diverse Are We? -- Comparing Racial Composition of NYC and USA, 1980-2000 part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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.

Quantitative Concepts: Creating and manipulating tabular data, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Estimation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Bar graphs; column graphs; stacked bar graphs, Reading graphs, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Line graphs
Subject: Humanities, Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph:Stacked, Graphs and Charts, Line Graph, Bar Graph, Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Percent (format)

Buffer Capacity in Chemical Equilibrium: How long can you hyperventilate before severe alkalosis sets in? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Rates:Rates of Change, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Creating equations; text-to-math translation, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Straight lines and linear functions:Solving simultaneous equations, Slope, intercept; linear trends, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Manipulating equations, Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Logarithmic function, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Forward modeling, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Creating and manipulating tabular data
Subject: Natural science:Chemistry, Biology
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

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