Computers and math are a natural, after all, computers
were developed to solve complex math problems for the military,
industry, and academia. Spreadsheets, such as ** Microsoft
Excel**, help organize and analyze information, especially information involving numbers.
We can use this technology to review and apply algebra.

There is also a great amount of information on the
Web. The "Quick Links" on the right all contain more
information about any topic we discuss in class. Below are
links to some of the resources I have created for this class. Each
reviews important concepts and recommends useful Web resources.

**Interactive
Activity: Number Types.** I created this MS Excel
spreadsheet to review different number types (Natural, Whole, Integer,
Rational, Irrational, and Real). To use it, you will need to have
EXCEL 2000 or greater. The spreadsheet will pop up in a new browser
window. Simply close that window when you are done.

**Interactive
Activity: Divisibility Rules.** Let's review when
numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, & 10. The rules are
listed. The first 3 are done for you as an example. The spreadsheet will pop up in a new
browser window. Simply close that window when you are done.

**Interactive
Activity: Beginning Algebra Vocabulary.** The
algebraic terms and concepts from each chapter are presented here is a
"matching" format. Read the short definitions and select
the appropriate term for each from pull-down menus. The spreadsheet will pop up in a new
browser window. Simply close that window when you are done.

### Integrated Math Projects

**Fall
Semester MS Excel Review** This interactive presentation introduces the
basics of spreadsheets and MS Excel. Please follow the navigation
directions at the bottom of each slide.

**Spring
Semester MS Excel Review** Another interactive presentation, with
a springtime theme, introduces the
basics of spreadsheets and MS Excel. Please follow the navigation
directions at the bottom of each slide.

**Algebra
and Excel.** Working with a math teacher, I created this
handout to introduce the concept of formulas in Excel and review some
basic algebraic concepts. We use the formula for the perimeter of
a rectangle to illustrate this. (Click HERE
for printable, .pdf version)

**Story Problems: Percents.** Problem solving is all about
understanding a situation and systematically setting up a strategy to
provide a solution. We will use MS Excel to set up a spreadsheet
to solve different types of percentage problems. (Click HERE
for printable, .pdf version)

**Mile Per
Gallon.** I try to keep all of my computer activities
focused on problem solving and "*real-world*" skills. (Click
HERE for
printable, .pdf version)

**Make
a Box.** This activity combines algebra, Excel features, and
critical thinking skills to solve a design problem. (Click HERE
for printable, .pdf version)

**Pythagorean
Theorem.** Here is a fresh look, using Excel, at an old
problem. (Click HERE
for printable, .pdf version)

**Virtual
Dice.** I wrote this activity to introduce basic concepts of
probability, review Excel functions, and have some fun in class.
(Click HERE for
printable, .pdf version)

**Free Web Space -
StuStorage.** I want my students to take advantage of the
technology support that is available on campus. Here are
directions for signing up for and using the student storage accounts at
UW-Whitewater. (Click HERE for
printable, .pdf version)

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