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Students enter data and formulas into spreadsheet software in order to calculate the area of a rectangle, and copy and paste the formula to other cells in the spreadsheet software in order to calculate the area of other rectangles.
Students practice using a spreadsheet as a graphing and statistical tool. They review concepts of mean, median and range. They create their own rows and columns and enter formulas.
Students examine the functions and uses of spreadsheets. They view and discuss a PowerPoint presentation, produce a spreadsheet that computes basic math functions, and graph their spreadsheet data.
Students are introduced to spreadsheets and assess how to enter numbers, labels and simple data into a spreadsheet and how to use the data to calculate totals. They are also introduced to spreadsheet software that enables them to explore mathematical and scientific models.
Learners participate in a technology project. This lesson is a hands-on spreadsheet project where students are responsible for keeping track of their grades for class. The learners learn to enter data into a spreadsheet, create formulas to calculate the values, and constantly save and retrieve the information.
Students utilize a spreadsheet to explore a mathematical model and to formulate answers to 'what if..?' questions. They assess how changes in a spreadsheet affects the results and identity of simple rules within math and statistics.
Young scholars improve data entry in a spreadsheet.
Collect and graph data using Microsoft Excel with your math class. They will make predictions about the number of each colored candy in a bag of M&M's, then sort, classify, count, and record the actual data before using Excel to create a graph of the data.
Students examine data and identify trends. They explain factors that affect changes and trends in the economy. They develop their own policy suggestions and shares them with the class.
Students graph and analyze data using a spreadsheet.
Students use and create Grammar Scramblers with a spreadsheet in order to practice identifying and using parts of speech in a fun way. They take turns playing with the story in their own small groups.
Students explore part of speech. In this grammar skills lesson, students participate in a Grammar Scrambler spreadsheet activity that challenges them to use parts of speech appropriately. This lesson may adapted for use in various grade levels.
Young scholars use the Internet for gathering information for Iditarod race journals. They use a spreadsheet program for entering data and making charts for showing changes in speeds achieved over a period of four weeks in timed writings in keyboarding.
Students investigate percents and interest. For this algebra lesson, students create data and analyze it using the credit as a real life application. This assignment requires spreadsheet and takes 2 days to do.
Students, while in the computer lab, practice using formulas, print options, functions and adjusting column widths while interacting with a spreadsheet program. They modify and use spreadsheets, after being given a scenario, to solve problems as well.
Students ride bicycles or skateboards and determine their average speed. In this physics instructional activity, students travel to a park and are timed while riding bicycles or skateboards over a variety of courses. They complete an spreadsheet by entering formulas and making calculations.
Eighth graders prepare for a field trip to Washington, DC by researching landmark, monument, or building in Washington. They use the information in small groups to design a multimedia presentation. They include a spreadsheet that shows the economics of the field trip to convince others that it is a worthwhile trip. They design a new American landmark.
Students create a spreadsheet that they will use to plan a small party or outing. They calculate expenses and stay within a budget amount for their party.
Learners calculate how much it costs to buy a used car and finance it through a bank. They select a car from the newspaper, conduct Internet research on current auto loan interest information for four different states, and create a spreadsheet to organize the information.
Future college students investigate the cost of the first year of college or a junior college in the state of Alabama. They use spreadsheet software to enter data and calculate the amount of money they will need to work within their budget. They create a chart in Excel that includes appropriate clip art.