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Dino-Myte Spreadsheet

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Do your learners like dinosaurs and theme parks? An ambitious lesson invites learners to put together a plan for supplying dinosaurs for a new theme park. Pupils work together in groups to come up with their plan, which must include a...
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The Viewing Tube

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Looking for an excellent instructional activity that incorporates math, science, and technology? Groups of three students use a viewing tube to perform an experiment, and discover how to organize their data into an Excel spreadsheet. ...
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Escape Velocity

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create/use spreadsheets to solve real-world problems, explore patterns, make predictions, select/explain most appropriate types of graph to display data, use information to create product, and have basic understanding of...
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Spreadsheet formulas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, 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...
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Mmm, Mmm, M&M's

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is another version of the classic M&M math lesson. For this one, upper graders utilize the ClarisWorks Spreadsheet program in order to document the data they come up with from their bags of M&M's. After making their initial...
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Louisville's Best Field Day Park

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create a survey to hand out to determine the best field day park. Using their local area, they select five parks, if possible, that meet the criteria and calculate the distance and estimated time travel. They use this...
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Moving Day!

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Buying a Car

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Weather, Weather, Everywhere!

For Teachers 6th
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.
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Graphically Speaking

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover the links between population and Congressional representation. For this government lesson, students research population statistics and create spreadsheets that compare population to the number of Congress members per...
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How Much Is It?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore foreign currencies. In this foreign currencies lesson plan, students simulate travel to another country and determine the value of the US dollar compared to other countries. Students use a conversion table and search...
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Basic Algebra and Computers: Spreadsheets, Charts, and Simple Line Graphs

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars, while in the computer lab, assess how to use Microsoft Excel as a "graphing calculator." They view visual representations of line graphs in a Cartesian plane while incorporating basic skills for using Excel productively.
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Are You Here Today?

For Teachers K
Students recognize their own name in print and the names of their classmates. They use one to one correspondence to determine who has not checked in, completed their field, and if absent indicate that on the form. Students tally the...
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Million Dollar House

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use a combination of calculators and spread sheet software to furnish their own million dollar horse without going over the specified amount of a million. The goal being to create a house that came to the exact amount of...
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Income Levels & Social Class: Is It All About Cash?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students graph data and interpret that data after reading information about lifestyles and income levels. They calculate percentages, set up spreadsheets and calculate columnar data.
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EXCEL It!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars surf the Web gathering information about graphs. The data collected is incorporated into an Excel spreadsheet and graphs of varying nature generated to further enhance student understanding.
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Fantasy Basketball

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students play Fantasy Basketball in order to practice locating Internet information and using technology tools to display data; students demonstrate an understanding and use of graphing, probability, and statistics.
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Hopes and Dreams: A Spreadsheet Lesson Using Excel

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read "The Far Away Drawer" by Harriet Diller and discuss the story as a class. After discussion, 4th graders create a t-shirt GLYPH about their hopes and dreams,share their information with the class and create spreadsheets.
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Embracing Diversity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and use different computer programs for collecting data. In this technology based lesson, students set up a survey and use the Excel and Lotus software to collect data.
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Pedestrian Safety for Students

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create a spreadsheet. In this spreadsheet lesson plan, students take the responses they received from a pedestrian safety survey to create their spreadsheet. Then they turn this information into a graph.
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Super Spreadsheets

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils discover information about each of the fifty states in the United States. In groups, they create a spreadsheet organizing the information to show to the class. They discover different ways to display the data and identify the...
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Graphs! Graphs! Graphs!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice making charts and graphs from data on spreadsheets. Individually, they create a graph representing the latest information on voter registration. They answer questions and analyze the data to end the lesson.
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Interest Calculation and Spreadsheets

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students, while in the computer lab working on a spreadsheet program, calculate interest and accumulated value of a savings plan. They follow specific directives on how to create their spreadsheets. At the end of the lesson they print...
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"How to Succeed as a Nontraditional Student"

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students create a one hour lesson plan on "How to Succeed as a Nontraditional Student." They brainstorm and research all the alternatives to becoming a "norm" student in today's society. They compile their research and findings into a...