# SSAC General Collection Modules

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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

How Large is a Ton of Rock? -- Thinking about Rock Density part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to calculate the edge length of cubes and diameter of spheres of various rocks starting with their mineralogic composition.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

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

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

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

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, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Basic Arithmetic:Simple 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: Logic Functions:IF, AND, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUMPRODUCT, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

Minimizing Cost while Meeting Nutritional Needs -- An example of linear programming part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Excel Solver to find the linear combination of servings of two specified foods that minimize cost while meeting nutritional requirements.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Computers, Health:Personal health

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUMPRODUCT, Other Manipulations and Functions:Lookup Functions

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

Earthquake Magnitude: How Can We Compare the Sizes of Earthquakes? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to tabulate and graph seismic wave amplitude and energy release to explore the logarithmic scale of earthquake magnitude.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

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

Radioactive Decay and Popping Popcorn -- Understanding the Rate Law part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to forward model an example of exponential decay and interpret the meaning of the decay constant.

Subject: Natural science:Physics, Chemistry

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

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