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Microsoft Excel Interactive Projects

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Ratio

Fraction Pie

Coins and Dice

Projectile Motion

Maximzing Area Equation Forms
Fibonacci Normal Distribution

Sequence


To access the Microsoft Excel files:
Internet Explorer:
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Other Browsers:
You will need to save the file to a local disk and then open the file from within Microsoft Excel.
Note: All files can be viewed on either PC or MAC with Microsoft Excel 5.0 or above.

Ratio
This excel file is needed to complete the Rational Number Relationships Activity. Students can use the sliders to explore fractions and discover relationships between the four representations (fraction, decimal, percent, pie graph). This workbook contains macros that will need to be enabled when you open the file. Ratio.xls

Coins and Dice
This excel file is needed to complete the Simulating Random Events Activity. In order for the random number generator to work properly, the Add In called Analysis ToolPak needs to be activated. Pull down the Data menu. If the Analysis ToolPak is activated, the menu will contain the item Data Analysis... . If not, to activate the Analysis ToolPak, under the Tools menu, choose Add-Ins... , check the Analysis ToolPak option and click OK. The Data Analysis option should now appear under the Data menu. CoinsandDice.xls

Maximizing Area
This excel file is needed to complete the Relationships Between Area and Perimeter Activity. Students can use this interactive environment to explore the relationship between perimeter and area of a rectangle. By fixing the perimeter, students can dynamically create all possible rectangles with whole number dimensions and observe the changes in area. This workbook contains macros that will need to be enabled when you open the file. MaxArea.xls

Fibonacci
This excel file is needed to complete the Fibonacci-Like Sequences and the Golden Ratio Activity. In this activity, students will explore the Fibonacci sequence and its relationship with the golden ratio. Fibonacci.xls

Sequence Generator
This excel file is needed to complete the Exploring and Analyzing Sequences Activity. In this activity, students will use several different values and observe the resulting sequence and cumulative sequence. Sequence.xls

Fraction Pie
Students can use this interactive environment to explore multiple representations of a fractional number and investigate equivalent fractions in both numerical and pictorial forms. This workbook contains macros that will need to be enabled when you open the file. There is not an activity that goes with this file. fractionpie.xls

Projectile Motion
Students can use this interactive environment to analyze the effects of changing the initial velocity, angle, and initial altitude on the path of a projected object. This workbook contains macros that will need to be enabled when you open the file. There is not an activity that goes with this file. Projectile.xls

Equation Forms
Students can use this interactive environment to analyze the effects of changing coefficients in general forms of algebraic equations. There is not an activity that goes with this file. EquationForms.xls

Normal Distribution
Students can use this interactive environment to analyze the range above and below a specified mean and standard deviation. There is not an activity that goes with this file. NormalDistribution.xls






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