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The BestFit Straight Line: H...

Analyzing Linear Data (Algebra)+ 
Excel 
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Linear regression is a powerful technique for fitting data as students begin mathematical modeling. This is a quick introduction to the technique using an interactive spreadsheet that gives students ...
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A Graphical Analysis of M&M’s ...

Bar graphs (Math 5)+ 
Excel 
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Students will create bar graphs and pie graphs, use these graphs and the statistical calculations done in a previous activity to compare individual data with class data and discuss the effect of sampl...
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Analyzing Temperature Trends f...

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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Students will collect temperature data from the data archive of the National Climatic Data Center website. They will choose three cities with similar latitude or longitude and compare the average tem...
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Analyzing Birth Rates

Data analysis (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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The data in this activity include the number of live births per 1,000 23yearold women in the United States between 1917 and 1975. Students create a scatterplot and historically analyze the trends i...
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Sunspots and Geomagnetic Distu...

Data analysis (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students will analyze two sets of scientific data and discuss possible relationships between them. Students will compare two data sets demonstrating periodic cycles, compare the cycl...
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Collecting and Numerically Ana...

Finding percentages (Math 5)+ 
Excel 
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In this investigation, students collect, organize, and analyze color data from individual sized bags of plain M&Ms (1.69 oz.). This activity is designed to be an introduction to the calculation capabi...
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Rational Number Relationships

Fractions <> decimals (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students use an interactive spreadsheet template to explore relationships and patterns in rational numbers. The students will also learn how to create the template. Students will exp...
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Portable Media Players

General (Algebra)+ 
Excel 
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Students investigate the costs and storage capabilities of portable media players (e.g.: iPods).
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Developer’s Guide to Excelets

General (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
Support Material 

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Excelets are interactive Excel spreadsheets or simulations of mathematical models. The user changes a variable and the spreadsheet changes in numerical, graphical, and/or even symbolic form (equation...
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Using Excel for Handling, Grap...

General (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
Support Material 

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A stepbystep illustrated guide to use Excel in science and mathematics written by Scott Sinex and Barbara Gage, Prince George's Community College.
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Excel Statistics Lab Manual

General (Probability & Statistics) 
Excel 
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Excel Statistics Lab Manual is a problem set with instructions written into column A of an Excel Spresdsheet.
Descriptive statistics problems are followed by probability problems which gi...
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Interpolation and Extrapolatio...

Is It Linear? (Algebra)+ 
Excel 
Tool 

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Interpolation and extrapolation are two concepts in mathematical modeling that are very important for making predictions, an important science process, especially as students begin exploring linear mo...
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MedMed

LeastSquares Regression (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Excel 
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Excel file to accompany an activity in which students construct a medianmedian line for a data set with an outlier. Includes data and colorcoded boxes for formula and discussion entry.
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Investigating the Height of a ...

Length/height (Math 6)+ 
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How do you get started at mathematical modeling? Here is an easy, quick, and engaging activity and a “just add data” interactive Excel spreadsheet to accomplish that first modeling task. The task ...
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Investigating the Height of a ...

Length/height (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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How do you get started at mathematical modeling? Here is an easy, quick, and engaging activity and a “just add data” interactive Excel spreadsheet to accomplish that first modeling task. The task ...
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Interactive Story Problem: The...

Linear Systems (Algebra)+ 
Excel 
Tool 

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Students explore some of the costs associated with smoking cigarettes. Note the User's Guide link (MS Word file download) provides additional notes for the instructor.
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Interactive Multiplication Gri...

Multiplication (Math 3)+ 
Excel 
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An interactive multiplication grid designed for students who are having difficulty learning their times tables.
Note: A new and improved cross platform version that does not require Microsoft E...
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Bowling

Operations with numbers (Math 3)+ 
Excel 
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Students learn to calculate their bowling score.
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Loan

Percentages (Math 7)+ 
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Student model a loan they would like to take out. The only mathematical concepts required are addition and multiplication. Terminology and a few basic spreadsheet concepts need to be covered.
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Paycheck

Percentages (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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Students calculate net income and discover how much money they pay in taxes and for benefits in the process.
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Savings Account

Percentages (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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Students model a savings account and answer some thoughtprovoking questions. Addition and multiplication as well as a few spreadsheet concepts are all that is needed for students to use the model.
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Relationships Between Area and...

Quadrilaterals (Geometry)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students explore the relationships between area and perimeter by fixing one value and maximizing the other. Students will explore the relationship between perimeter and area of recta...
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How fast can you run?

Rates (Math 4)+ 
Excel 
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Students determine how fast they can run in ft/s, mi/hr, m/s, and km/hr.
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Connection Speed

Ratio and proportion (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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Students test the speed of their Internet connection and then estimate the time required to upload and download files of various sizes.
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FibonacciLike Sequences and t...

Ratios (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students develop the Fibonacci sequence and use a spreadsheet to investigate several of its interesting properties, drawing on a recursive formula to discuss arithmetic and geometric...
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