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Class Birthday Graph

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students analyze the basics of an Excel spreadsheet. They highlight cells in a spreadsheet. They make a column graph. Students are introduced to X-axis and Y-axis. They play various address games on the spreadsheet.
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What's the Scoop?: Our Favourite Ice Cream Flavours

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a spreadsheet on the favorite ice cream flavors of their peers. They interview their classmates, documenting their findings on a "Favorite Flavors" spreadsheet. Students graph and analyze the data.
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M&M Graphing

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders name colors of M&Ms and record answers. They estimate number of M&Ms of each color found in a typical package of M&Ms on piece of paper.They record information on sheet of paper and create a spreadsheet. paper.
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European Elevation Sort

For Teachers 6th
Given a prepared database of European countries, sixth graders sort the countries in ascending order by elevation and identify the five countries with the highest elevations. This cross-curricular lesson combines elements of computer...
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Metrically Me!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students define the parts of a database, search strategies to locate information electronically, create/modify databases, etc. and enter data into a prepared spreadsheet to perform calculations.
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Cross Cultural Transportation and Resources Exchange

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students examine various modes of transportation. They explore regional transportation options and discover options available in their area. Students survey types of transportation people use in their area. Using spreadsheet data,...
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Pancake Breakfast Plans

For Students 5th
In this pancake breakfast planning worksheet, 5th graders solve and complete 9 different problems that include completing a chart for a pancake breakfast. First, they set up a spreadsheet to help them plan the event. Then, students...
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Writing Fables

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students write their own fables. For this writing fables lesson, students use handheld computers to write a fable. The class designs a spreadsheet to organize common elements of fables. Students also edit each others' work.
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Digital Smiles

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore metric measurement, recording data, and creating an electronic spreadsheet displaying results with your math class. Scholars will measure the length of their smiles, record the measurements, and represent the results on an...
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Country Comparisons in Current Events Class

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
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.
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Parts of a Spreadsheet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create their own spreadsheet. They identify the different parts that make up a spreadsheet and organize their data. They practice using functions and formats.
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Graphing My Path to Success

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine their school performance through self-assessment of strengths and weaknesses. They construct a line graph, plotting all courses and achievements. Students use graph paper and colored pencils for each activity. If...
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Area, Surface Area and Volume of 3-D Shapes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Math whizzes examine the relationship between area and volume and the relationship between a 3-D shape and its surface area. Following discussion and practice, pupils participate in a project in which they design packaging for a new...
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Bungee Jump Lab

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Student apply linear relationships to the real world. They use Ken and Barbie dolls and experiment to find the line of best fit. They collect data, analyze data, and make predictions from it. The students also use Microsoft Power Point...
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WebQuest: Thrills and Spills- Pick Your Park!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars participate in a WebQuest in which they must determine which amusement park is the "median priced" park. Students visit park websites to accumulate prices for parking, activities, restaurants, and gift shops.
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Credit Cards: The Good, the Bad, and the ugly

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study how dangerous credit cards can be. They see why it is important to pay off credit card bills as soon as they can. They use MS Excel to display and understand the data. They fill out questions using the data from their...
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Doughnuts to $ Database

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to raise money for their overnight camping trip. They use a database to set to keep track of and record additions to their daily sales. Students then follow the step by step directions to...
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Graph Frenzy!!

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students brainstorm for a survey question to ask classmates. They survey their classmates. They enter the results into a spreadsheet and create the best graph for the information. They share their graphs with the class.
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Graphing Our Marbles

For Teachers K
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.
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Using Electronic Manipulatives in Multiplication

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Factor polynomials using electronic manipulatives. Your class will create a spreadsheet in excel and use it to multiply and perform basic operations and solve problems correctly. They create a visual to go along with each multiplication...
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Parts of a Spreadsheet

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students experiment with the basic functions of a spreadsheet. They practice using headers, footers, functions and fonts. They also organize information.
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A Line Graph of the Ocean Floor

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars develop a spreadsheet and import the information into a line graph. In this spreadsheet and line graph lesson, students develop a spreadsheet of ocean depths. They import the information into a word processed document....
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Create a Budget

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners develop a budget spreadsheet to manage finances for their business.  In this finance instructional activity, students use a spreadsheet program to create a budget with credit and debit columns.  There are step-by-step directions...
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Creating a Spreadsheet and Graph

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create graphs in Excel.  In this spreadsheet lesson, students input data into spreadsheet cells then use the graphing feature of the Excel program to produce colorful graphs of the data.  The directions to create the graph are...