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

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, EXP, Graphs and Charts:Pie Chart, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

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.

Subject: Humanities, Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts, Basic Arithmetic, Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph, Line Graph, Bar Graph:Stacked, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Percent (format)

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.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format), Arithmetic Functions, Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph

Investing for Retirement part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use the Compound Interest Equation and an annuity equation to calculate the growth of investments over time.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics, Business, economics and finance :Finance

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format)

Administering Medications to Patients -- Calculating Dosages in the Clinical Setting part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate proper medicine dosages using the metric system.

Subject: Health:Nursing, Natural science:Biology

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

Illegal Software Installation: Tracking software piracy rates around the world part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students use spreadsheets to analyze data on software piracy rates in various regions throughout the world

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Computers, Library and information Science, Social science:Sociology (Criminology)

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph:Clustered, Angles and Trig Functions:PI, Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format), Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph:Stacked, Other Manipulations and Functions:Pivot Table, Pivot Chart

Bacteria in a Flask -- Spreadsheeting Population Density vs. Time part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students tabulate and graph data on bacteria density vs. time for a culture. Data start with innoculation and progress through the peak and decline.

Subject: Natural science:Biology

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Log Scale, One Plot, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10

Driving Across Town for Cheaper Gas -- A Cost/Benefit Analysis part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to explore the trade-offs between "bargain-priced" gas vs. the extra mileage needed to get it. A modeling problem.

Subject: Business, economics and finance :Finance

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas