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Microsoft Excel Activities
In this investigation, students collect, organize, and analyze color data from individual sized bags of plain M&M's (1.69 oz.). This activity is designed to be an introduction to the calculation capabilities of a spreadsheet.
This investigation uses the M&M's data from the previous activity. This activity is designed to be an introduction to the graphing capabilities of a spreadsheet.
This activity uses a data set from an actual study to explore the relationship between smoking and deaths from lung cancer.
In this activity, students generate sequences and cumulative sequences, and analyze each numerically and graphically.
The dataset in this activity lists 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 in the data.
Students collect temperature data from the website data archive of the National Climatic Data Center. They choose three cities with similar latitude or longitude and compare the average temperatures for each month of the year.
In this activity, students analyze sunspot data and observe its periodic cycle.
In this activity, students analyze the relationship between two sets of scientific data.
Students explore probability through experiments such as flipping a coin, rolling one die, and rolling two dice.
In this activity, students use an interactive spreadsheet template to explore relationships and patterns in rational numbers.
In this activity, students can change the perimeter and then explore how changing the length of side X affects the area of the rectangle. These changes can be observed geometrically, numerically, and graphically.
In this activity, students will explore Fibonaccilike sequences and their relationship with the golden ratio.
Send comments or questions to Hollylynne Drier at hollylynne_drier@ncsu.edu.
