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Frequency of Large Earthquakes -- Introducing Some Elementary Statistical Descriptors part of 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: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience, Mathematics:Statistics

Calzones vs. Mini-Pizzas -- A Linear Programming Problem part of 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: Business, Mathematics

The Digital Divide: A Data Analysis Activity Using Subtotals part of 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

Powers of 2: Many Grains of Wheat part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use a spreadsheet to connect powers of 2 to powers of 10 to help understand exponential growth.

Subject: Mathematics

How Diverse Are We? -- Comparing Racial Composition of NYC and USA, 1980-2000 part of 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

Let's Take a Hike in Catoctin Mountain Park part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a topographic map and spreadsheet to find how many Big Macs they burned off on a five-mile hike at Catoctin Mountain Park.

Subject: Mathematics, Geoscience

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of 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

Dirty Jobs vs. Clean Jobs part of 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

Investing for Retirement part of 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, Economics

Creating a Household Budget part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students track their expenses and use Excel to compare them to Seattle/Tacoma averages. Developed for adult students taking English as a Second Language.

Subject: Mathematics, Economics

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