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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

How Large is the Great Pyramid of Giza? -- Would it make a wall that would enclose France? part of 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.

Subject: History, Mathematics

How Far is Yonder Mountain? -- A Trig Problem part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Polya's problem-solving heuristic to find the distance of a peak using vertical angles sighted from a wagon train heading toward the peak.

Subject: Mathematics, Geography

Simple vs. Compound Interest -- Spreadsheeting the Difference part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to tabulate, graph and compare the future value of investments with compound vs. simple interest. Spreadsheet level: beginner.

Subject: Mathematics, 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

Grade Calculation part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. This activity introduces the student to the concept of weighted averages by asking them to calculate course grades and grade point averages.

Subject: Education, Mathematics

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

Archimedes and Pi part of Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to estimate pi using the same iterative process as Archimedes.

Subject: History, Mathematics

Chaos in Population Dynamics -- Understanding Chaos in the Logistic Model part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to explore conditions that lead to chaotic behavior in logistic models of populations that grow discretely.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Probability:Simulation, Biology, Mathematics, Biology:Ecology

Modeling Exponential Bacteria Growth on Planet Riker part of Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students use Excel to conduct data analysis and examine bacteria growth in a lake.

Subject: Mathematics, Biology:Microbiology

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