### Excel for Math Classes

A video series.

Out of the Math Box!

Activities, Writings, and Videos by Debra K. Borkovitz

A video series.

This is a classic problem solving activity that I first saw many years ago in Mathematics: A Human Endeavor. The NCTM has a nice applet to test cases one at a time. Since I like playing with Excel and … Read More

I made this video when I was thinking about ways to teach the basics of linear transformations and matrices by illustrating their connections to computer graphics. I wanted to show the actual matrix calculations that lead to the graphics, as … Read More

Explores some patterns in Pascal’s Triangle using Excel, including using conditional formatting to make a Sierpinski triangle. Excel Level: Beginning Plus (introduces conditional formatting). Math Level: Elementary – College.

Making a multiplication table is an excellent beginning Excel Activity. This video shows an efficient way to do it using absolute references, but there are many other approaches. I use an open-ended handout for this activity in class. This video … Read More