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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.
Principles of Sociology part of SSDAN:Activities
We have spent the last few weeks discussing race, class, and gender inequalities and how sociologists conceptualize these inequalities on the structural, rather than the individual, level. In this second research report, you will have the opportunity to apply this structural perspective. You will use U.S. Census data from 1950 to 1990 to analyze shifts in occupational structures in your home state and how these shifts vary by race, sex, or education.
Driving Across Town for Cheaper Gas -- A Cost/Benefit Analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.
Calzones vs. Mini-Pizzas -- A Linear Programming Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.
What's the Difference? -- Calculating the difference in wages for a bookkeeper (AA degree) vs. a cashier (no college degree) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.
Minimizing Cost while Meeting Nutritional Needs -- An example of linear programming part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.