# 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:Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, 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: 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:LARGE, SMALL, etc, Other Elementary Math Functions:SQRT, Statistical Functions:One array:COUNT, COUNTA, AVERAGE, MODE, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Simple Formulas, Statistical Functions:One array:MAX, MIN, etc, VAR, VARP, etc, STDEV, STDEVP, etc, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUMPRODUCT, Statistical Functions:One array: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:Biology, Earth science

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

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

Subject: Natural science:Biology, Chemistry

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

The Digital Divide: A Data Analysis Activity Using Subtotals part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students analyze a given data set to understand the "Digital Divide" by means of percentages and the Subtotal tool in Excel.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Computers, Statistics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Other Manipulations and Functions, :Data/Sort, Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format)

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: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics, Humanities

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

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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, statistics and computers:Mathematics

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

The "Perfect" Date: Ranking and Rating Decisions with a Spreadsheet part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort

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.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

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.

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

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Graphs and Charts