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Second graders use a spreadsheet to organize compound words they find in the book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. After entering the data, they sort the columns by alphabetizing the words.
Sixth graders create spreadsheets that contain information from a class survey regarding student's favorite ice cream flavor. They create a graph which depicts data from their spreadsheets.
Students engage in a instructional activity that is concerned with the concept of answering questions according to using bags of M and M candies. They collect data about the colors in each bag with the help of using spreadsheets. The data is analyzed and the key questions are answered.
Students graph and analyze data using a spreadsheet.
Students conduct research on four fast food restaurants to determine where they might apply for a job. They conduct research on hourly rate, working conditions, and benefits, construct a spreadsheet with a graph, and present their findings to the class.
Young scholars create a spreadsheet to track their spending. In this algebra lesson, students use loan formulas to calculate the payback amount plus interest on a loan. They calculate how much money they would need to buy a car and house.
Students create graphs from a spreadsheet, discover linear relationships, and explain the real world meaning of slope. They measure circumference and flight time for deflating balloons. Students create a spreadsheet of the data and create graphs using pairs of actual and projected measures form the experiment.
Fifth graders examine how important math is in everyday life by participating in a classroom shopping activity. Student compute discounts, tax, write checks, and use a spreadsheet to check a register for accuracy.
Students solve problems using percents, ratios and proportions. In this percent lesson, students use a spreadsheet to log their data and answer questions about percents. They work in groups as they convert between fractions, decimals and percents.
Seventh graders investigate how fossils are formed and discuss how scientists determine the appearance of ancient plants and animals. They make fossils of everyday objects for others to identify. They make spreadsheets to display fossil data.
Eighth graders continue their geometry unit by focusing on volume. Using data, they create a spreadsheet, estimate and calculate volume. They solve real-life problems and round their answers to the hundredths place. They also practice measuring objects with various devices.
Students explore spreadsheets.  In this secondary mathematics instructional activity, students investigate spreadsheets as a problem solving tool.  Students collect and organize data in a spreadsheet, create a scatter plot, determine the linear regression for the data, and make predictions based on their findings.    
Students collect information pertaining to marble colors found in their bag; then creating a spreadsheet in order to make a chart representing their findings using Microsoft Excel. Students will present their results to small groups.
Students use spreadsheets to keep track of their spending. By using old catalogues, students keep track of their expenses when decorating their "dream room."
Students plan and organize a theme to spend one million dollars. They select a theme, research prices of items on the Internet, organize the information into a spreadsheet, write an introductory paragraph, and create a final project.
High schoolers demonstrate how to use spreadsheets as a tool for analyzing, visualizing and solving mathematical problems. Students obtain fundamental grasp of cubic equations and other polynomial equations.
Students analyze their data using a spreadsheet. In this proportion lesson, students differentiate between similar solids and their square factor. They also relate the volume of a solid to its cube scale factor.
Eighth graders research how many voters actually vote in the U.S. and nine other nations. They create a spreadsheet using this information and write a persuasive essay.
Young scholars collect political, socioeconomic, geographical, and other data about 10 countries and record their data in a spreadsheet. The information is used to fuel current events discussions.
Students solve problems using a spreadsheet. In this statistics lesson, students play a probability game to see how a set a data compare to each other. They use graphs and table to represent and analyze their data.