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Session 6 - Spreadsheet Assignment Introduction to creating a classroom spreadsheet. Note: We are NOT going to do a grade book!

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Outline of Session 6 What is a spreadsheet? Microsoft Excel Introduction to simple spreadsheet. List of things you can do… Actual spreadsheet. List of resources and classroom projects using spreadsheets. Download a sample spreadsheet from the web to practice on. Work on U.S. Census spreadsheet assignment. Post spreadsheet file to web. Modify standards.htm to include Spreadsheet Assignment link (NETS Standard I. A.).

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What is a spreadsheet? A simple way to think of a spreadsheet is as a blank sheet of paper with columns and rows. Each intersection of a column and row results in a cell where data can be recorded. A spreadsheet application is a software program in which you can enter words and numbers as well as formulas to calculate numbers. A spreadsheet might be used by accountants to keep a ledger or by a teacher to create an electronic grade book. Unlike the paper version the computer version can automatically manipulate, calculate and display data.

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What is a spreadsheet?

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Tabs Formula bar Ribbon (purple area) Worksheet name Status bar (Not shown) Name box Office button Dialog window button

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What is a spreadsheet? Lotus 1-2-3 (DOS version) Early 1980’s Lotus 1-2-3 (Windows version) 1990’s

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Blank sheet of paper. Columns (A - ?) ( 6,384 ) Rows ( 1 - 1,048,576 ) Worksheets (1 - ?) Limited by available memory and system resources Column width 255 characters Row height 409 points Cell is the intersection of a column and a row. (Cell “F13” shown in red at the right.) Cell coordinates are in the form of column/row “F13”. What is a spreadsheet? Excel specifications and limits

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Microsoft Excel Current dominate spreadsheet application. Tutorials and templates for Excel available at: www.microsoft.com/education/ www.microsoft.com/education/ Trivia: The original version of Lotus 1-2-3 had 2048 rows of 256 columns.

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Introduction to simple spreadsheet.

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Cell D12 selected on Sheet 1 Function: =SUM(D5:D12) Three different charts representing the data.

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List of things you can do… Operations: add (+), subtract (-), multiply (*), divide (/) Order formulas: 9 = (2+1)*3 vs. 5 = 2+1*3 Functions: =SUM(range), =AVG(range) Graphing/charting: Conditions: =if(condition,true,false)

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Actual spreadsheet from EDUC496. From: Using Excel to Analyze Data: an example Demonstrates data organization, missing data, charts, and using the following data analysis formulas: Mean [ =AVERAGE(C4:C24) ] Mode [ =MODE(C4:C24) ] Median [ =MEDIAN(C4:C24) ] Maximum [ =MAX(C4:C24) ] Minimum [ =MIN(C4:C24) ] Range [ =C37-C40 ] Countif [ =COUNTIF(C4:C24,">3") ] (Occurrences of)

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List of resources and classroom projects using spreadsheets. Almost Everything You Need for Using Spreadsheets in the Classroom (www.ncwiseowl.org) Almost Everything You Need for Using Spreadsheets in the Classroom Condensed from postings from the EDTECH listserv at H-NET.MSU.EDU Condensed from postings from the EDTECH listserv at H-NET.MSU.EDU Shopping Spree – online toy shopping with imaginary currency. Calculate: total cost = price + taxes + shipping + other. Manage the class Scholastic Book Order. Investment tracking and analysis for a semester. Graphing M&M’s and Lucky Charms.

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Spreadsheet Humor Shakespeare's Favorite Formula =OR(B2,NOT(B2))

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