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Maddison Data on the World Economy part of Examples
Maddison's World economy data is augmented with Excel macros to enable easy charting, computing growth rates, and country comparisons.

Understanding Standard Deviations: A Learning Activity Using Microsoft Excel part of Examples
In this activity, students will use Microsoft Excel to calculate standard deviations both manually, and using the STDEV function.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions part of Examples
In this activity, the students explore the data set which describes the carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels between 1980 and 2006 to create bar charts, pie charts and histograms.

Exploring the Solow balanced growth model part of Examples
This Excel spreadsheet assignment bring students through a process of exploring numerical example of the Solow neoclassical balanced growth model. It is appropriate for use in macroeconomics courses at all levels, including intermediate, principles and electives.

Setting up a Keynesian cross model in Excel part of Examples
This Excel spreadsheet assignment brings students step-by-step through the process of solving and analyzing a Keynesian cross model. It is most appropriate for principles-level macroeconomics courses.

What would GDP have been in 2009 if growth didn't slow down in the 1970s? part of Examples
This Excel spreadsheet assignment guides students through the process of projecting what GDP would have been for the years 1972-2009 if long run (potential) growth did not slow down.

Exploring Easter Island Economics with Excel part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities

How Large is a Ton of Rock? -- Thinking about Rock Density part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.

Radioactive Decay and Popping Popcorn -- Understanding the Rate Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.

How Large is the Great Pyramid of Giza? -- Would it make a wall that would enclose France? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students calculate the volume of the Great Pyramid and, following Napoleon, estimate whether its volume is large enough to make a wall around France.