# 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.

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# Quantitative Concepts Show all Quantitative Concepts

- Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division 13 matches
- Order of operations 1 match
- Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation 33 matches
- Units and Dimensions 23 matches
- Unit conversions 1 match
- Significant figures 6 matches
- Average; weighted average 9 matches
- Rates 25 matches
- Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase 9 matches
- Estimation 11 matches
- Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation 14 matches

## Basic arithmetic; Number sense

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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.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science, Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics

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

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

Global Climate: Estimating How Much Sea Level Changes When Continental Ice Sheets Form part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate how far sea level drops during a continental glaciation.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Simple Formulas, Angles and Trig Functions:PI

The Manning Equation part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum Module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate discharge for a culvert using the Manning equation, and to estimate culvert size, given a specified discharge.

Subject: Natural science:Physics, Engineering, agriculture:Civil, environmental, hydraulic engineering

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

What Time Did The Potato Die? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Simulating a forensic calculation, students build spreadsheets and create graphs to find the time of death of a potato victim from temperature vs. time data.

Subject: Natural science:Biology, Social science:Sociology (Criminology)

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:One Plot, Trendlines, Multiple Plots

Creating a Household Budget part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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: Business, economics and finance :Finance, Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Percent (format), Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Graphs and Charts:Pie Chart

What's the Difference? -- Calculating the difference in wages for a bookkeeper (AA degree) vs. a cashier (no college degree) part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a basic spreadsheet to calculate the accumulating difference in wages between two jobs in the context of deciding to get an AA degree.

Subject: Education

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph

How Far is Yonder Mountain? -- A Trig Problem part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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, statistics and computers:Mathematics, Social science:Geography

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Angles and Trig Functions:PI, COS, ACOS, TAN, ATAN, ATAN2, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

Index Numbers: Gasoline and Inflation -- Why We Need the Consumer Price Index part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to examine the price of gasoline, 1978-2005. QL: using ratios and proportions to make comparisons.

Subject: Business, economics and finance :Economics

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

Predator-Prey Interactions -- Modeling the Number of Fishers and Porcupines in New Hampshire part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum activity/Introductory Ecology course. Students build and manipulate spreadsheets to model and graph populations using the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey equations.

Subject: Natural science:Biology

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