SSAC General Collection Modules

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Investing for Retirement part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use the Compound Interest Equation and an annuity equation to calculate the growth of investments over time.

Quantitative Concepts: Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Manipulating equations, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Estimation, Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Exponential (geometric) growth, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates:Rates of Change, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Power function, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Creating equations; text-to-math translation, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Forward modeling, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :XY scatter plots
Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics, Business, economics and finance :Finance
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format), Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot

Dirty Jobs vs. Clean Jobs part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use spreadsheets to help find the difference in percentages of salaries between dirty and clean jobs.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Average; weighted average, Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Rates, Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Bar graphs; column graphs; stacked bar graphs, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Gathering data
Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions, Percent (format), Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph

How Diverse Are We? -- Comparing Racial Composition of NYC and USA, 1980-2000 part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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.

Quantitative Concepts: Creating and manipulating tabular data, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Estimation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Bar graphs; column graphs; stacked bar graphs, Reading graphs, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Line graphs
Subject: Humanities, Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph:Stacked, Graphs and Charts, Line Graph, Bar Graph, Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Percent (format)

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

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Estimation, Significant figures, Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Creating equations; text-to-math translation, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Power function, Exponential (geometric) growth, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions:Unit Conversions, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Forward modeling, Geometry; Trigonometry :Cubes and rectangular solids, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Creating and manipulating tabular data
Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Functions: general:Zeroes of function, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions:Dimensions, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Quadratic function, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Manipulating equations, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Inverse problem, Forward modeling, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Polynomial function, Geometry; Trigonometry :Squares and rectangles, Cubes and rectangular solids, Calculus; Numerical methods:Finding maximum/minimum, Derivatives and integrals (analytical)
Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Graphs and Charts, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

The "Perfect" Date: Ranking and Rating Decisions with a Spreadsheet part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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.

Quantitative Concepts: Creating and manipulating tabular data:Sorting data, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort

Calculating Readability part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Creating equations; text-to-math translation, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Order of operations
Subject: Humanities: Reading and writing
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

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

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Estimation, Geometry; Trigonometry :Other plane figures, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Gathering data , Visual display of data :Reading graphs
Subject: Natural science:Earth science
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

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

Quantitative Concepts: Calculus; Numerical methods:Finding maximum/minimum, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Forward modeling, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Nonlinear functions of a single variable:Quadratic function
Subject: Business, economics and finance , Business
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Graphs and Charts, Basic Arithmetic

The Digital Divide: A Data Analysis Activity Using Subtotals part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Average; weighted average, Rates, Creating and manipulating tabular data:Subtotals, Sorting data
Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics, Computers
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Other Manipulations and Functions, Data/Sort, Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format)

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