Skill Thirty-One: Use Spreadsheet Programs

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In life, adults must often interact with spreadsheet programs. They are incredibly valuable tools, yet many adults didn't have the opportunity to learn about them in their own schooling. Examine the various ways a program such as Microsoft Excel is used with this guided activity. Rather than having your class complete the worksheet on their own as independent practice, try reviewing it as a whole group and then conclude with a separate instructional activity on how to actually construct a spreadsheet.

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Pros

  • Main activity links to a website with data sets that will download directly to your computer's spreadsheet program
Cons

  • Not best as a stand-alone lesson, but it could be used as an introduction to a separate lesson on how to work with a spreadsheet program (see additional materials)