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Learners 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.
Pupils create a spreadsheet to track their spending. In this algebra lesson plan, 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.
Young scholars 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.
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.
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 lesson, 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.
Young scholars 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.
Students 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.
Students 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.
Sixth graders collect weather data to compare temperatures around the world. Using the Internet, learners collect data, put it into spreadsheets, and analyze and graph the results. An interesting way to cover the topic of weather.
Young scholars create spreadsheets which will display and figure mean, median, and mode of a set of numbers.
Eighth graders create spreadsheets to calculate payments. They create a list of items they would like to purchase that require monthly payments. They simulate buying a car and create a spreadsheet to determine the amount of the monthly payments that will be owed to the bank.
Young data collectors research and explore population growth of a North Carolina county. After collecting data and researching historical events, students organize the information and figure the percent of change. In addition, they compute the mean, median, mode and outliers. Learners insert data into a spreadsheet, create a bar graph of the information, and write a summary of their findings. This instructional activity contains some ideas that could be modified for other locations.