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**Topics: **Mathematics, Teachers, Informative, and Guides

This guide to enabling middle-grade mathematics teachers to use Microsoft Excel in the classroom focuses primarily on concepts taught in grades 410, with some pre-algebra lessons for higher grades. Including files available for downloading to create custom math worksheets, build self-grading interactive spreadsheets, and use Excel to demonstrate charts and Cartesian math, this handbook provides fun examples of probability, solving equations, magic squares, and compound interest.

**Topics: **Mathematics, Teachers, Informative, and Guides

- Excel for Teachers
- Big Ideas for Growing Mathematicians
- Excel for Scientists and Engineers
- Excel 2007 for Scientists and Engineers
- The Spreadsheet at 25
- Do the Math
- Number Sense and Nonsense
- Slaying Excel Dragons
- Rev Up to Excel 2010
- Bringing Math Home
- From VBA to VSTO
- Math for Life
- Math Games for Middle School
- Excel Outside the Box
- Learn Excel 97 Through Excel 2007 from Mr. Excel
- Ctrl+Shift+Enter Mastering Excel Array Formulas
- VLOOKUP Awesome Quick
- Excel 2007 Miracles Made Easy
- More Math Games & Activities from Around the World
- Excel 2010 Business Basics & Beyond
- Microsoft Office Excel 2013 PivotTables
- Excel Gurus Gone Wild
- Developing Math Talent
- Learn Excel from Mr. Excel
- Guerilla Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel
- Don't Fear the Spreadsheet
- Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids
- PowerPivot Alchemy
- Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids
- Big Ideas for Small Mathematicians
- Excel for the Math Classroom

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## What Quantum Gravity Needs Is More Experiments: Math won’t solve quantum gravity. Experimentation will.

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## How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math: The building blocks of understanding are memorization and repetition.

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## What Does Any of This Have To Do with Physics?: Einstein and Feynman ushered me into grad school, reality ushered me out.

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## How to Build a Probability Microscope: The surprising mathematics of the extremely rare.

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## Unhappy Truckers and Other Algorithmic Problems: Transportation optimization starts with math, but ends in understanding human behavior.

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## How a Mathematical Superstition Stultified Algebra for Over a Thousand Years

Like most people, my high-school training in mathematics involved next-to-no history, barely touching on the names of a few mathematicians, like Pythagoras, and their theorems. I graduated only vaguely aware that geometry came from ancient Greece and

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## This Tutor Used a Blend of Teaching Styles to Reach Kids Worldwide

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## A Head of STEAM

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## Purest of the Purists: The Puzzling Case of Grigori Perelman

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## The Twin Prime Hero: Rags, riches, and fame in mathematics.

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- May 28 20158 minutes
## How Math’s Most Famous Proof Nearly Broke: Andrew Wiles thought he had a solution to an age-old puzzle. Until it began to unravel.

Andrew Wiles gave a series of lectures cryptically titled “Modular Forms, Elliptic Curves, and Galois Representations” at a mathematics conference in Cambridge, England, in June 0f 1993. His argument was long and technical. Finally, 20 minutes into t

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## Dragons, Memory & Navigating the Globe Using Only Your Wits

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## Best of 2013: The Man Who Invented Modern Probability: Chance encounters in the life of Andrei Kolmogorov.

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## How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math: Sorry, education reformers, it’s still memorization and repetition we need.

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## Human vs. Squirrel: The Battle of Wits Is On

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## The Simple Reform That Improved Black Students' Earnings

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## Euclid as Founding Father: We hold this mathematics to be self evident.

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- Jan 2 201411 minutes
## Best of 2013: Unhappy Truckers & Other Algorithmic Problems: Transportation optimization starts with math, but ends in understanding human behavior.

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- Oct 2 201411 minutes
## How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math: Sorry, education reformers, it’s still memorization and repetition we need.

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## To Save Drowning People, Ask Yourself “What Would Light Do?”

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## Why Blind People Are Better at Math

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## The Twin Prime Hero: Rags, riches, and fame in mathematics.

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## This Early Computer Was Based on a Urinal Flush Mechanism

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