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1 Spreadsheet Formulas Lesson Outline Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

2 II.Relevance of Spreadsheets to Everyday Life A. Purpose of a spreadsheet 1.Keep track of money 2.Keep up with statistics 3.Managing information 4.Analyzing information 5.Presenting information Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

3 II.Relevance of Spreadsheets to Everyday Life B. Before electronic spreadsheets… 1. How do you think businesses kept up with finances, payroll, inventory, etc. before computers? 2. How do you think electronic spreadsheets have transformed businesses today? Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

4 II.Relevance of Spreadsheets to Everyday Life C. Brainstorm some ways that spreadsheets can be used in everyday life: 1.Sports Stats (ex. Batting average) 2.Grades 3.Budgets 4.Inventory 5.Buying a car Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

5 III.Basic Formulas in Excel A.Addition – Formula is: =cell 1+cell2+cell3+cell4 (and so on) Example: =a1+a2+a3+a4 will add the values in cells a1, a2, a3 and a4 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

6 III.Basic Formulas in Excel B.Subtraction – Formula is: =cell 1-cell4 Example: =a1-a4 will subtract the value in cell a4 from the value in a1 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

7 III.Basic Formulas in Excel C.Multiply – Formula is: =cell 1*cell4 Example: =a1*a4 will multiply the value in cell a1 by the value in a4 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

8 III.Basic Formulas in Excel D.Divide – Formula is: =cell 1/cell4 Example: =a1/a4 will divide the value in cell a1 by the value in a4 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

9 III.Basic Formulas in Excel E. Relative Vs. Absolute Cell References Relative cell reference identifies the location of a cell and changes when the formula is copied and pasted to other cells. An absolute cell reference does not change. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

10 IV.Assignment: Create a spreadsheet with formulas A. Addition B. Subtraction C. Multiplication D. Division E. Relative Cell Reference Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

11 V.Assignment: Think of your own personal spreadsheet need and use the formulas in the lesson in the spreadsheet. Fill in your personal spreadsheet topic on your organizer. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.


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