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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

The "Perfect" Date: Ranking and Rating Decisions with a Spreadsheet part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to rank and rate potential dates by calculating weighted sums of a variety of attributes.

Exercise to Calculate River Discharge part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use field data from rivers to understand how river discharge is calculated.

Subject: Geoscience

The Price is Right - Or is it? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students learn through the use of spreadsheets how to optimize profits and revenues.

Subject: Business

Calculating Readability part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use the Gunning FOG Index, the Flesch Reading Ease Scale and the FORCAST Readability Formula to understand the readability level of a given passage.

Subject: English

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

What Time Did The Potato Die? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Simulating a forensic calculation, students build spreadsheets and create graphs to find the time of death of a potato victim from temperature vs. time data.

Subject: Biology, Sociology

The Manning Equation part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum Module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate discharge for a culvert using the Manning equation, and to estimate culvert size, given a specified discharge.

Subject: Engineering, Physics