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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 22 (2017) pp 125-129

Online Collaborative-Pair Computational Spreadsheets II: Successive Approximations, Solver, and Learning Spreadsheetese!

Scott A. Sinex*,†, Theodore L. Chambers, and Joshua B. Halpern

Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD, 20774,; Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington DC, 20059
Received February 8, 2017. Accepted June 7, 2017.

Published: 27 July 2017

Abstract. In an effort to enhance online collaboration we show how Google Sheets, a part of Google Drive, can be used to familiarize students in introductory courses with the practice of online collaboration and enhance their computational spreadsheet skills by introducing simple numerical methods. Students work in pairs with the instructor serving as a facilitator to aid student pairs by providing formative assessment during spreadsheet development.

Key Words: Computers in Chemistry; general chemistry

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